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

My Loose Guide to Running a Self-Supported Trail 31-50 Miler

You should know what you're getting yourself into, and embrace the fact that you need to expect the unexpected. These are things to consider when preparing for a self-supported 31-50 miler. I covered everything that came to mind and went into a few details. Putting your long run into motion is easier than it appears, … Continue reading My Loose Guide to Running a Self-Supported Trail 31-50 Miler

[Mostly] Trail & Ultra Running Podcasts

- - CAUTION - - These podcasts will: motivate, inspire, move you, make you laugh, make you run harder, and maybe make you cry. Some of them have multiple ways to listen (SoundCloud, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, PodBean, Spotify, etc...). Please keep in mind that this list may need updated. Let me know of any trail … Continue reading [Mostly] Trail & Ultra Running Podcasts

Ultra Race of Champions (UROC) 100k 05/12/18

On our way to Blue Ridge. But first... Devil's Backbone. 100k racers Elite runners Stephen and I My race stats: DNF due to missing the cutoff time by 5-ish minutes. Mile 30.09:07:00.68 / 89th place.My gear: Ultimate Direction vest and 8 oz. handheld (Tailwind); 1.5 liter Platypus bladder (Tailwind); Altra KingMT. trail shoes; Black Diamond … Continue reading Ultra Race of Champions (UROC) 100k 05/12/18

Oil Creek 100 10/14/2017

I'm proud of my accomplishments over the Oil Creek weekend. 76/100 miles. 24 hours. The furthest I've ever ran. That's not my only accomplishment from the weekend. - I learned more about myself. Packed and unpleased kitty Altra Lone Peak Race Swag "Running 100 miles is stupid" came out of my mouth over the two … Continue reading Oil Creek 100 10/14/2017

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

Lost Turkey Trail Race Marathon 7/29/2017

This race will challenge a seasoned trail runner, it was insanely tough! The effort felt more like a 50 miler. -why it is titled PA's toughest marathon. I'm also convinced (other participants agreed) that this race was longer than a marathon distance. Starting area. The start. It rained for the first few miles and then … Continue reading Lost Turkey Trail Race Marathon 7/29/2017

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