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 …

Study: Hidden Health Benefits of Ultrarunning

If you're an ultrarunner, you have probably noticed that our sport has become a little more mainstream in the past year or two. Not 100% mainstream, yet, but definitely more normal. Among runners, the idea of pushing past the marathon is no longer that insane, and many have embraced the idea or added it to …

7 Ways To Secure A Good DNF

I have a 100 this weekend. I know I never wrote about the one I did in November. I have a story to share, but I'll get around to it. Anyway, about this race, I am a little sketched out because it's a full on pavement course. I'm confident I can handle it for the …

Guidelines for Losing Your Century Virginity

Today, I randomly decided to do a 100 mile ride, the Tony Serrano Century memorial ride. The ride is in honor of an avid cyclist and ultra runner that was tragically struck by a car while training for an ironman a few years ago. Though I never met him, today I heard all about the …

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 …

Running Dream

I rub my eyes, and look over at my phone. 4am...Again. Another running dream startled me awake out of a very deep sleep. I can easily recall every detail, because I've had this dream countless times... I'm running my favorite trail. Painfully, but passionately, I'm striking the ground. I set out to do something, and …