How Stella Got Her Groove Back

A couple of days ago, I posted a photo on Facebook & Insta of a spreadsheet I've been using to [religiously] track everything I can relating to my body and training. After a couple of messages with concerned friends, I felt maybe I should clarify exactly WHY I am tracking to such an extent! Β Hint, … Continue reading How Stella Got Her Groove Back

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 … Continue reading Until Then…

Fate and the Missing Half

For the last 8 weeks or so, I've been training to run a half marathon. I know what you're thinking, if someone can run 100 miles, why would they need to prepare for 13.1? Trust me, they are NOT one and the same. Β Lord have mercy. Ultras I can typically survive with some redbull and … Continue reading Fate and the Missing Half

Mayhem with Molly

I know that most of you want to bury 2016, and I'll admit, it was kind of majorly terrible for me too, but one nice little chunk of happiness did develop in my life last year. Her name is Molly. Let me tell ya' 'bout Molly. You know that super fast friend that is always … Continue reading Mayhem with Molly

Stuck in a Pit

This is Part 1, of a two post series about my latest adventure- the S.M.A.W. Please note that while I was in a bit of a funk last year when this was written, I'm in a much happier place!Β Thanks for reading, and I hope you'll stick around for the entire story. From the outside looking … Continue reading Stuck in a Pit

40 Hours and 1 Minute

At this point, I just have to smile. I really do. But while I was 103 miles into the hardest race of my life, screaming at the top of my lungs over howling mountain wind, convinced my husband had abandoned me... it really wasn't all that funny. How did I get here? Everything had been … Continue reading 40 Hours and 1 Minute

God, Me, and Dirt

I am a Christian woman. Born and raised deep in the South, I may not be exactly who you are picturing. I own no pearl necklaces or pastel pant suits. I have never attended a potluck dinner. I haven't set foot in a Sunday School room since I was 12, and the word "revival" still … Continue reading God, Me, and Dirt

The Pistol Vendetta

It was cold in Alcoa, Tennessee that January day. Really cold for a Georgia girl; fourteen degrees to be exact. I was bundled up tightly in my heavy WeatherEdge jacket, old thermal gloves, and layers of sweats, but nothing could ease the bite of the windchill. I pulled my jacket up a little higher over … Continue reading The Pistol Vendetta

Stubborn Ankles

Hands in the leaves, briers scraping my arms, tears streaming down my sweaty face: "I just gotta get to the road."Β The scene was all too familiar. Here I was, broken yet again, alone as usual, and crawling through the woods on hands and knees. Completely taken out by one tiny root, and one tiny ankle. … Continue reading Stubborn Ankles

It Doesn’t Count Unless

Do you run? Awesome!!! Want to make sure you REALLY run? Well honestly, your sweat, endorphin flow, and great mood really aren't enough evidence. There are some critical steps you must take to ensure your run credibility and legitimacy. See below... You run.You upload it. If Facebook doesn't get to know that you suffered through … Continue reading It Doesn’t Count Unless