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

Badwater 267 VR Race Report (2022)

What is Badwater 267 VR? The Badwater 267 Virtual Race is a virtual combination of running Badwater Cape Fear, Salton Sea and 135. Learn about the experience, here. Here's my 267 Mile journey Badwater 267 VR, 01/01/2022, Day 1, Run 1 A perfect run in the rain, very therapeutic. 54° F. My husband got some … Continue reading Badwater 267 VR Race Report (2022)

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

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?

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

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

Musical Camping: Ultramarathon Crewing

Oh, the things ultrarunners will do. Ultrarunning can seem like a selfish sport, where it's all about the runner. It kind of is, but we all take our turn being crew members and pacers at ultra races, giving back and supporting other people's dreams. It's truly an amazing community. I'm sure you've heard of the … Continue reading Musical Camping: Ultramarathon Crewing

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