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
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
Maria, the host of The Dear Mark Project Podcast, invited me on to talk about how social media can negatively impact our body image. Most importantly, I talk about how you can improve your relationship with it. I'm a professional mental health counselor, specializing in treating anxiety, trauma, and eating disorders, so body image is … Continue reading The Dear Mark Project Podcast with Maria
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)
Why don't we take a shot? We miss opportunities in life when we pass on them. This can be at work, like if we decide to stay quiet in a meeting because you question whether or not what you have to say is valuable information. What if what you have to say is more valuable … Continue reading Why Don’t We Take a Shot?
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?