Category: races

Race Recap: Bryce Canyon & Satan’s Front Door

June 18, 2017 4:30 PM PST: I’m sitting at the Pei Wie bar at McCarren International Airport. I order a pineapple ginger rum drink. Primarily for the ginger to settle my stomach, secondary for the rum to help wipe away the previous day’s memories….

Race Recap: Gravel, GOATz, & The Headless Runner

There are road races. There are trail races. Then…in the awkward, isolated corner of society; where it is damp, dark and full of poor choices is the strange, step-child hybrid: the gravel road race. For the record I am going to make the claim…

Race Recap: Free State…Where Legends Are Made

Move aside Gilgamesh. Part ways from us Achilles. Yes, even you Dante have no place in this story: Dearest reader, adjust your seat and take a deep breath; I’m going to attempt to encapsulate you in honor, glory, dignity, grit, and a story that…

Race Recap: Banjos, Beards, and The Back 40

Resting my body on an idle Monday allows me to vaguely remember the nightmarish experience that I took part in, willingly, in the far northwest corner of Arkansas. The Back 40. After one sprained ankle, one sprained cuboid bone (that is a thing), and a…

Race Recap: GOATz 21 Mile (…and all the other races)

It has taken me a full week to collect my thoughts…many of which, along with my trail nectar (Tailwind), I spilled out along the dirt and trees in Omaha, Nebraska. I took on the GOATz challenge. GOATz (Greater Omaha Association of Trail Runnerz) is a…

They Call It…Tapering

Don’t forget to taper. Stay off of Ogg! In many wonderful ways the people I run with throughout the woods locally have quickly become the sisters that I never had (the world is a better place probably because of this). They ensure that I find…

The Hawk: A Volunteer’s True Story

The right words just do not exist when trying to take the joy of the running world and apply it to the digital screen. I am trying to document my attempt at working my first aid station ever, during a 100 mile trail race….