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)

Oil Creek 100 Race Report (2021)

2021 results for all three race distances because it was a record year for DNFs. 50k: 196 had bib numbers assigned. 170 started. 28 DNF'd. Normally a handful of DNF's at most. 100k: 117 had bib numbers assigned. 107 started. 42 DNF'd. 39% drop is a new record. 100 miler: 94 had bib numbers assigned. … Continue reading Oil Creek 100 Race Report (2021)

Baker Trail UltraChallenge 50 Miler Stories and Memories (2021)

Mahoning dam Before the race started, we were standing around and I happened to look down at my legs, a tick was crawling up my left leg. I pinched it, tossed it into the grass and checked myself for more nasty bloodsuckers. The rest of the time that we stood there, I examined my legs … Continue reading Baker Trail UltraChallenge 50 Miler Stories and Memories (2021)

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?

“Finish Stronger”

Finish Stronger Mindset Coaching logo I came up with the name Finish Stronger Mindset Coaching (I am also the owner of Finish Stronger Counseling) from my experience and passion for running. To "finish stronger" means to end the session better than when it began. Whether it is a race, training session or a mindset coaching … Continue reading “Finish Stronger”

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)