We round another switchback and under the dim glow of our headlamps I see what lays ahead: more switchbacks. I’m not sure what time it is, but I know it’s late. No one in the group is talking much anymore; we haven’t been for a few hours. In the darkness, the canyon walls tower aboveContinue reading “Reflections from R2R2R”
Somewhere in the next 15 miles, my mood falters. Maybe it’s the seemingly never-ending part of the run where I see nobody and tell myself I am off trail even though I continue to pass the pink ribbons marking the course. Maybe it’s my toes, which are starting to hurt from all the rocks I’veContinue reading “Never Summer 100k Act II”
ACT I The morning I have been anticipating for the past year finally arrives. My alarm goes off at 3:30 a.m., but I am so cognizant of the task ahead that waking up isn’t as painful as it otherwise would be. I lather my feet in body glide, get dressed, brush my teeth, eat aContinue reading “Never Summer 100k”
In school we’re taught that you’re an athlete if you can do one of two things: run fast or throw and catch a ball. Growing up I was never very good at either, and from a young age I can remember believing this must have meant that I wasn’t good at sports. In middle school,Continue reading “I’m Not Horrible at This”
Thank you for being here. Starting a blog about running and life was on my to do list for many years, but I always had an excuse to get it started…until now. It turns out, the time to follow your dreams is never, meaning we will always find excuses why we can’t or shouldn’t doContinue reading “WELCOME!”
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