Click the logo above to donate to my ride!!! As I mentioned in my last post, this year I have decided to try something completely new to me. I have been thinking about doing this ride for a few years now, and finally decided to pull the trigger and go for it this year. … More Pan Mass Challenge 2014 – Ready to Ride!
Hellllooooo Friends!! Time to blow the dusty ass cobwebs off of this dormant blog and get back to it. I hope everyone out there had a fabulous end to their 2013, and an even better start to the new year! Starting the year off right, as always… New Year’s day Mystic run and dip in … More Greetings and Happy 2014!
Tomorrow we head to Vermont for the Vermont 50, on Sunday September 29. This is, by far, my favorite event!! This year is the 20th anniversary of the 50, and will be my 6th year running. This race has such a great, friendly vibe…. it is huge, with hundreds of mountain bikers and runners heading … More VT 50’s a-comin!
Tomorrow I take on my longest challenge yet… the inaugural Hampshire 100k ultra run in Greenfield, NH. This has been a 100 mile/100k mountain bike for the past 7 years, and this year they decided to add a run into the mix. It sounded fun (well, at least a few months ago it did. Not … More Pre-Race Jitters
You know the old saying… “When life hands you lemons, make lemonade”. In other words, stop being so damn pessimistic, and look for the positive aspects of your situation. Make the best of what you’ve got. Life happens. Things happen. They always will. It’s how we react to these things that counts. I decided a … More Lemonade, Anyone?
High as a kite (runner’s high, that is) Lately, my runs have been either really good, or crap-py. It’s just one of the things that makes being a runner interesting. Ya take the good with the bad. First, the good: After losing a little ground with a cranky IT band, I was reeeeeally itching … More Highs and Lows
Happy (belated) New Year everyone! I’ve decided to spark the blog back up, after taking a little hiatus from everything during the Fall. After finishing the Bimbler’s Bluff 50k in October (never wrote a race report for that one… maybe I still will) I took a nice break that included planting myself firmly on the … More Happy 2013!
I’m baaaaaaaack 🙂 Not that I went anywhere…. but my very entertaining (well, I think so anyway) took a little break for the summer. But now the temperature is dropping, leaves are sneaking in their Fall colors, and I’m back at the blogging! Just wanted to post a quick little “hello” and brief update about … More Blog hiatus is officially over!
So, after months of anticipation, uncertainty, battling injury, and working my way slowly back to some semblance of a “normal” unbroken runner I finally confronted the fact that I have been faced with making a pretty big decision. While mentally I am strong and want nothing more than to test my limits and see what … More Tough Decisions
Ups and downs can always be expected when training for any kind of event… some days (weeks?) are just not going to feel that great. And while it is never fun to be stuck in one of those days (…or weeks), it is important to maintain perspective and keep moving forward. One of my biggest … More Week -10…..Balancing Act