RUN…

Run... But not until you're tired. Not until you've had enough. Run... So far that there is no turning back. So fast, you're convinced you're untouchable. So much, you question your own sanity. Run until you drench every last layer. Run until your shoes wear thin. Run to it. Run for it. Run away from …

What You Need to Finish a 100

Before I write, let me backtrack a little bit. Summer was amazing! After Amber and I road tripped from San Diego to San Francisco, I took off to the beach, and then spent the remainder of my summer with my 5 and 7 year old, Brett and Brooklyn, in the Smoky mountains. My goal was …

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 …

Shoes.Laces.Trail.Dirt.

When I put on my shoes... I put on my courage. I put on my strength. I focus on my goals, and my dreams--I put everything I hope to be deep inside of those two soles. When I tie up my laces... I tie up my insecurities. I tie up my doubts. I tie up who I …

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. …

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 …

5 Things I Try to Avoid as an Ultra Chick

Why should you take advice from me? Crap. I don't know, you probably shouldn't. Regardless, I'm sitting home on my butt with no work to do, and Daniel is at the store. The result is a post about things I'm either learning to avoid or already learned to avoid being an ultra girl. I'm easily …

Training Week 1/1

I am getting crunk again on my feet! However, I'm adding in a lot of rest- because 2011 brought me over 6000 miles of running!! Ouch! Periodization training is the new over-training. This will be my log this week updated on the reg with pics! Keep me in check blog stalkers;) SAT- 4:50a 2mi warmup, …

Therapy.

You want to talk so bad right now, that you think you might choke due to the lack of words being able to escape your throat. There is just so much to say; but nobody wants to hear it, and nobody really cares anyway. So you stash it deep down in your gut and let …