Category: community

Race Recap: The Hawk 50 (Relay)

God allowed others to compete in a relay race with my life…

Somehow, I came out the winner…

Race Recap: Mazes, Dragons, and Return of the Legend

I envision this magical moment in the kingdom of Ida Grove where a woman suddenly awoke with a revelation… Yes! I see the challenge. I understand the goal. There must be a way to achieve 1000 feet of elevation gain in a single loop… Continue Reading “Race Recap: Mazes, Dragons, and Return of the Legend”

Volunteering Ultra: High Lonesome 100

My car, a Mazda3, is currently moving at approximately two miles per hour. I have been on the same county road for just under twenty minutes. The temperature is 44 degrees, it is pouring rain, and I have not slept in 20 hours. I… Continue Reading “Volunteering Ultra: High Lonesome 100”

LTH FA: The ‘Mini’ Hawk

One evening, several weeks ago, I was sitting in my basement under the influence of lack of sleep, debit card in my hand, and my wife was safely at rest upstairs. Glowing in front of me was the holy website of trail running; ultrasignup.com.… Continue Reading “LTH FA: The ‘Mini’ Hawk”

Santa Is A Cheater

Don’t get me wrong; I respect the big jolly red UPS man. Mad props on his amazing journey around the world in 24 hours with his group of misfits attached to a sleigh. The guy gets my vote when it comes to kindness and… Continue Reading “Santa Is A Cheater”

Family of Dirt

While it has become common knowledge that I love to run, the sad reality is that I have not been able to run for the past two weeks. A sliding rock that I stepped on resulted in a mildly sprained ankle that safely sidelined… Continue Reading “Family of Dirt”

Feel Free to Lead

I have been traveling along the dirt, mud, rocks, and spiderwebs for nearly three months now. Through the conditioning, running, and sweat I have learned this valuable piece of knowledge… …I am not fast. Truthfully. I frequently forget that I run with people that… Continue Reading “Feel Free to Lead”

I Survived: WyCo

Go ahead! Grab a pickle, I have them right here! At 7:00 AM CST in the summer month of July, a random Saturday, I joined a group of 20+ people and embarked on a memorable journey through woods, rocks, mud, and everything else you… Continue Reading “I Survived: WyCo”

Trail Running: Volunteering As Tribute

In order to expand your ability as a runner, it’s crucial that one is constantly looking for new adventures. Since last weekends race series is now at a close, I found myself starting to feel the temptations of ‘burnout’ along the 5K road races.… Continue Reading “Trail Running: Volunteering As Tribute”