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)

Trail Tales: A Running Podcast

Shawn and I got together again to do another Trail Tales: ARP episode! If you've been struggling and dealing with one issue or setback after another, then consider listening to this episode. I share about not fun things that have popped up in my life and how they've impacted my running and racing. - Including … Continue reading Trail Tales: A Running Podcast

To Hell & Back, Women’s Unsupported FKT

Stats 52.75 miles16:25:57Avg pace 18:42 min/miBest mi 13:13 min/miElevation gain 8442 ftElevation loss 8337 ft Watch the run on YouTube Gear • MS Force headlamp (became useless. The light dimmed by the time I finished even though it had fresh batteries. I did have backup batteries) • Kogalla light (best thing I packed) • 2 … Continue reading To Hell & Back, Women’s Unsupported FKT

Chat About Runner’s Body Image and Positivity

As runners, we need to make sure that we're protecting our body image and promoting body positivity. Acknowledge that all of our bodies are different, setting aside judgments, opinions, and expectations of what our body should look like as runners. Know that all of our bodies are incredible and capable of so much. They can … Continue reading Chat About Runner’s Body Image and Positivity

Pennsylvania’s Most Kickbutt Trails: 30 plus miles long, lots of vert, and mostly dirt

PA trails: 30 plus miles long, lots of vert, and mostly dirt Some of the trails are home to PA's toughest ultramarathons, like the Triple Crown, Laurel Highlands, and Oil Creek 100. The information that I found on the trails was from various state park websites, hiker blogs, and on All Trails. Gerard Hiking Trail, … Continue reading Pennsylvania’s Most Kickbutt Trails: 30 plus miles long, lots of vert, and mostly dirt

BADWATER Cape Fear 51.4 Miler Personal Highlights and Having a Blast 03/17/2018

Course: 51.4 miles. Beach community roads; single track trail; beach sand (40 miles). Race gear: AltraLP Neoshell (wind and waterproof); The North Face Gor-tex jacket; Ultimate Direction vest (carry a handheld bottle, supplements, clothes). Food, beverages, supplements: Tailwind; 4 GU Gels; SCaps; Tylenol; aid station food and Coke. Bald Head Island is a (large) vehicle-free … Continue reading BADWATER Cape Fear 51.4 Miler Personal Highlights and Having a Blast 03/17/2018

TNFEC WI 50 Miler Race Report 09/16/2017

A very well constructed race. Stephen and I were in wave 3 at the start. 5am, dark, headlamps ready. It was unseasonably warm, so I wore fringe covered Reebok shorts and a TNF crop top sports bra. The high was to be 86° F. The countdown finished and the race began! We all ran and … Continue reading TNFEC WI 50 Miler Race Report 09/16/2017

Bull Run Run 50 Miler Short Stories 4/8/2017

The Bull Run Run is a 50 mile ultramarathon held in April. Beautiful, lush green forest and locally famous Bluebells are newly emerged for spring time. The run on the Bull Run-Occoquan Trail in Northern Virginia is tough. The race is unique and has a Civil War theme that respects the battles that occurred over … Continue reading Bull Run Run 50 Miler Short Stories 4/8/2017

BADWATER Cape Fear 51.4 Miler 3/20/2017

Location: Cape Fear, Bald Head Island, NC Weather: 60° F partly sunny. Light breeze - 15-20+ mph head wind coming from the south end of the cape. The Course: About 12 miles of paved roads around the island. About 1 mile of single track trail with heavy brush. 38.2 miles of beach. My Stats: OF: … Continue reading BADWATER Cape Fear 51.4 Miler 3/20/2017

JFK 50 Miler, 11/19/2016

Location: Boonsboro, MD. My first ultra was an incredible experience! My hubby, the runners, RD, volunteers, spectators of the JFK 50 miler were amazing. The race course: Rolling hills, local roads; Appalachian Trail (AT), single track, somewhat technical; Chesapeake and Ohio Canal (C&O) packed gravel and dirt path. Weather: Warm and sunny to start = … Continue reading JFK 50 Miler, 11/19/2016