Until Then…

Fear has never controlled me. In fact, facing and conquering it has always been quite the driving force in my life. Over the course of the last 30 years, this infatuation with fear and its ensuing adrenaline has taken many forms: diving into pools before I could swim, jumping off buildings without any kind of …

Going Rogue at Salton Sea

If you are here looking for a traditional race report on the inagaural Badwater: Salton Sea, you're not going to find it. If you're wanting mileage splits, blister pictures, and name dropping,...you're in the wrong place. This is my story about a journey...and running... it's always about running. COME OUT AND PLAY? So a few months ago, my …

Drinking in a Desert

You can't break away from it. That thirst--that insatiable wretched beautiful thirst--it calls to you like a siren. It doesn't matter where you are or what you are doing, it will attack you without warning...calling out to you, tugging at the deep sacred conclaves of your inner being: You're different. And once you've satisfied that …

The Heart of a Runner

A few months ago while I was out at Badwater, I got a text from my good friend, Beth McCurdy: "Hey girl, I want to talk to you about something, I have an idea. Call me when you get back to Georgia." At the time, I was out exploring Red Rock, the Grand Canyon, and …

Badwater, Branding & Deep Thoughts

After Jen and I road tripped all the way from Vegas to Death Valley, it was time to ditch the wheels and find the party. We then joined the race director, Chris Kostman, and his soon-to-be wife Laurie Streff, lounging by the pool drinking fruity drinks and waiting for runners... Bahhhaha! Just kidding. No actually …

Road Trippin’ with a Prophet to Badwater

I like to give people nicknames.. mainly people I really like..(well- or dislike, because I give those people interesting nicksnames too..) But for people I like, it's just a way for me to show affection. I mean, really if you know someone better than most people do, then the world deserves to know that you …

Seeking Out Inspiration in Death Valley

Let me be straight with you guys...ahh geez this is gonna get ugly- I can feel it. I lost interest in ultrarunning earlier this year... Yeah I kind of hinted around at it in a few posts, and, if you follow any of the ridiculous stuff I write on twitter with Jen.. You most definitely …

Sedona – Moving Forward

After we finished our canyon run, Amber and I hopped in the jeep and headed south for yet another run through the enchanted red rocks of Sedona. During our road trip- filled with more music, laughter, and sharing- I realized at that moment, I had never before felt so free. Like this is where I am supposed …

Taking the Biking World By Storm- One Fall At a Time

You know, after that impromptu century, I never really thought I could destroy my body via bike more than I already had. I was wrong...... Let's start with the beginning. If you're one of my blog followers, you might remember a post I wrote not long ago about my quest for cycling legitimacy. I wrote …

Nicknames, Bruises, Marathons, Etc.

Daniel is a genius nickname creator. He gives nicknames to people he really likes, people he hates, and people he thinks generally just deserve a good nickname- and people he respects. Take our friend Sean for instance. In our home, Sean isn't Sean. He is "Fig". Fig came about a long time ago during the …