Sleeping in the back of the Jeep on the farm. Lovely view! Photo credit: Stephen Mick PC: Mike McNeil Butler County Milers and other ultra friends Baker Trail UltraChallenge 50 Miler, south section. 11:55:50 OA: 32/88 (16 DNFs) F: 11/31 PC: Stephen Mick About Baker Trail UltraChallenge https://www.rachelcarsontrails.org/events/ultrachallenge https://ultrarunning.com/calendar/event/baker-trail-ultrachallenge-50m Lucky the Dwarf Goat joins us … Continue reading Baker Trail UltraChallenge 2022 Race Report
Mindfulness and walking are highly beneficial to your mental health, especially when you do them routinely. Try combining them! Go on a walk. You can walk inside (yes, it still works) or outside, done alone, while walking the dog, or with another person. – just don’t have a conversation with the other person while doing … Continue reading Mindfulness Walk Activity
Isaiah interviews athletes and coaches, and was looking for a runner to interview, so he reached out when saw that I might be able to help. Isaiah, professional counselor, host of Player Development Podcast, and professional athlete Isaiah Isaiah is a professional counselor, personal coach, and professional athlete (Triangle Shooters), supporting people in Virginia. As … Continue reading Ultrarunner Talks Body Image – Player Development
My friend, Eric Deeter, invited me back onto his podcast to have a conversation about all sorts of things, from what to do of you encounter a cougar to the advantages of swearing. What a fun episode! Here are a few of the topics we discussed • Strategies for getting through an ultramarathon. We specifically … Continue reading The Ultramarathon Mindset Podcast with Eric Deeter: Cougars, mantras, and swearing (2022)
Finish Stronger Mindset Coaching https://youtu.be/eY0eUInNatc Subscribe to my YouTube channel for more mindset and mental wellness tips We all have that zone that we need to get into either when we're doing a difficult training workout or racing.. what do you do to get there? Answers are going to vary from person to person, there … Continue reading How Do You get Pumped Up to Race?
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)
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)
Race Start https://youtu.be/mS7kATFfQGM Get Lucky 50/50 race start. Please visit my YouTube and subscribe! TIA! 10:23:33 Overall: 32/54 (1 DNF) Overall Female: 5th AG: 1st - got a bottle of wine! Blackberry Merlot from the local Dragonfly Winery est. 2017 50 mi PB/PR Worked my butt off for this. The out-and-back course Me and Bryan … Continue reading Get Lucky 50/50 50 Miler Race Report (2022)
"Finish Stronger" It's one of my daily goals. Finish Stronger comes from having a growth mindset. I aim to finish my day or whatever I have going on stronger than when I started. It allows me strive to do great things without becoming overwhelmed. It navigates me through finding a balance in life and learn … Continue reading What will you do today to Finish Stronger?
When the trail is wet and muddy When you're trail running and you come up on a mud puddle or muddy section, what do you do? Do you go around, stepping off of the trail to avoid it? Do you go through it? Do you leap over it? When people are asked this question, there … Continue reading When you’re approaching mud on the trail, what do you do? Leave No Trace principals and trail etiquette