Stephen’s 54 Mile Run to Hell and Back (07/09/22)

Stephen, my wonderful husband of over a decade, completed the locally (Western Pennsylvania) known To Hell and Back run. He wanted to know if I'd like him to write about his day for my blog, and of course, I said, "yeah!" To Hell and Back - Solo Trail Run Report By Stephen Mick On Easter … Continue reading Stephen’s 54 Mile Run to Hell and Back (07/09/22)

Celebrating 10 Years of Marriage in Charleston, SC. Plus the proposal story. Plus running

Pineapple Fountain Celebrating our 10th anniversary on Folly Beach, SC Stephen and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary in Charleston, SC (05/18-19/22) - with lots of running and walking. We got to stay for two days. The first day, we walked and ran about 7 miles. The second, about 10 miles. There's no better way … Continue reading Celebrating 10 Years of Marriage in Charleston, SC. Plus the proposal story. Plus running

BADWATER 135 Crewing, Pacing and Adventure Photo Gallery (2021)

Attending The World's Toughest Footrace was truly a special experience, so I wanted to make it a part of my blog. Words can't express how incredible this trip was for me. I got to see friends and make new ones. I finally got to be a part of a race that I heard my friends … Continue reading BADWATER 135 Crewing, Pacing and Adventure Photo Gallery (2021)

Run. Thrive. Survive. Podcast with Ciara Carter

Ciara Carter, Behavior Health and Fitness Coach, Marathoner, Podcaster Ciara Carter is a Behavior Health and fitness coach focusing on helping people understand their mind and body in action to overcome anxiety and depression while excelling in their lives. Her slogan Run Your Life is focused on being in the best physical and mental state … Continue reading Run. Thrive. Survive. Podcast with Ciara Carter

Old Trees and Stories

Do you marvel at nature? I do, especially at old trees. Pausing to Admire the Complex Details of Older Trees As I was running up a hill, the trees that line the trail caught my eye. With no leaves, you can see all of the characteristics of the trees. The textured bark, the twisted branches, … Continue reading Old Trees and Stories

What Inspired Me to Become an Endurance Athlete Mindset Coach?

"What inspired you to become an athlete mindset coach?" This is a question that I get a lot. The first dozen or so times I had to pause and think about it. "Why did I?" Background Family, friends, and social media friends and followers would ask questions about wanting to try something new in order … Continue reading What Inspired Me to Become an Endurance Athlete Mindset Coach?

Heavy Rock Playlist for Running Hills (10/01/21)

Heavy rock playlist for running hills. Daughtry; Shinedown; Motionless In White; Avenged Sevenfold; Trivium; Five Finger Death Punch; Breaking Benjamin. Do you have a favorite on this playlist?

Strava

Let's connect on Strava! I started my account in April of 2021 to participate in Badwater 267 VR Elite, which was a virtual race where we had 16 days to complete 267 miles. Strava helped with verifying everyone's stats. I really didn't need another running social media account, this is similar to not needing another … Continue reading Strava

The Ultramarathon Mindset Podcast

Eric Deeter is the mind and voice behind The Ultramarathon Mindset Podcast. Eric also blogs about topics like ultramarathons, goals, identity, and motivation. We had the opportunity to get together and chat about ultra stories for an hour, I'm sure we could have talked for much longer, as ultrarunners do, but podcast episodes are typically … Continue reading The Ultramarathon Mindset Podcast

Race Crew Life: Laurel Highlands Ultra (2021)

Tribe: Butler County Milers5:30 AM waveStephen reported enjoying the trailUltra Miriam changing her shoesFashion trend: wearing your hat backwardsSeven Springs Mountain ResortSean stopping trafficStephen finished in about 21 hoursMike's finish 5:30 AM Start https://youtu.be/Zv7g8saXGV4 Crewing Stephen at Laurel Highlands Ultra Solo crewing (due to COVID) was a ton more work than I imagined, as I … Continue reading Race Crew Life: Laurel Highlands Ultra (2021)