Why Don’t We Take a Shot?

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?

How Do You get Pumped Up to Race?

Finish Stronger Mindset Coaching 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 are technically no "right" or "wrong" answers because different strategies work for different … Continue reading How Do You get Pumped Up to Race?

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)

BADWATER 267 VR Elite Race Report (04/2021)

The virtual race began on Saturday, April 3rd, 2021, and went through the 18th. This was a very hard virtual race. 267 miles is the sum of the three races that make up the Badwater Ultra Cup (Cape Fear, Salton Sea, 135). I had 16 days to complete this, all outdoors, and within the actual … Continue reading BADWATER 267 VR Elite Race Report (04/2021)

Heavy Rock Playlist for Running Hills (10/01/21)

Heavy rock playlist for running hills. Daughtry; Shinedown; Motionless In White; Avenged Sevenfold; Trivium; Five Finger Death Punch; Breaking Benjamin. Do you have a favorite on this playlist?

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)

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

Laurel Highlands Ultra Stories & a Bad Ankle Injury (2020)

Start line The year of COVID-19 Due to COVID-19, the race was different from previous years, but it was still a great production. The race directors (RDs) worked closely with the park and followed multiple regulations and guidelines to keep everyone safe. The race is typically held in the summer (June), but this year it … Continue reading Laurel Highlands Ultra Stories & a Bad Ankle Injury (2020)