Knoxville: Happy and Hungry

For the past three years, I've attempted to take my running journey from "Ultra Crazy Runner" to just "Crazy Runner" by participating in my favorite marathon: the annual Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon. I would say it's tradition, but really it's just more of a personal running vendetta. Every year, I trade in my easy going …

Mellow Mushroom, Dragon Tattoos, & a Very Epic 26.2 Finish

So, I wrote a really awesome post a couple of days ago recapping the weekend. It was all about my intense love for the mountains and friends and life and what have you..... ......and then somehow it was completely deleted right before my eyes. Grrr. I wanted to punch someone in the face! For real. …

Double Top 100: LOST

..ahh, and somehow LOST makes its way to my blogosphere again today. Yes, in a word, the inaugural Double Top 100 can be summed up for me as "lost". I was lost physically, mentally, emotionally, and every other-ally I can think of. I want to retrace my steps for you, and take you along on …

The 100 That Wasn’t & The Ashley That Isn’t

I was so pumped to do this race. Anyways... here's the "recap": I was out in the mountains for over 11 hours, ran a good 40-45 miles of mostly climb, and mainly off course. I spent the rest of that time trying to figure out where the heck I was and how myself and others …

Epic Fail

(Insert TMI- men please navigate away from this page) In short, it wasn't my day. Friday night hit me with a massive and painful urinary tract infection. Saturday, 2 hours into the race, I started my period. I stopped in the bathroom after every other loop. 4 hours into the race, I started to feel …

SBER 100 vid

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtOAte-K-PQ Sean Blanton's video of SBER(DRTE)100.^ Daniel, Sean, and myself had an amazing adventure in the mountains of Santa Barbara California. The 100 mile race was crazy, fun, & incredibly beautiful!!!! I have dreams about the views at night sometimes! (visit my flickr page & SBER 100 set for all the photos! There should be …