Race Report: Bear Bait 25k, 2023. 9 weeks after major surgery, I finished a 25k trail race. 14.77 miles of rooted trail and one hell of a comeback!
Race Report: Battling a chronic illness and training for races is a tough balance. But, I’m still slogging along and recently finished the Eglin AFB, Gate-to-Gate race.
Race Report: One quick 5k before Thanksgiving dinner.
Race Report: This weekend I ran my first multi-event series. I’ve done triathlons (swim/bike/run) and duathlons (run/swim), meaning back-to-back events, but those are a single race comprised on multiple events. This was the first time I ran multiple distinct races as part of a series.
Race Report: The Charlotte RaceFest was my first long race following the Mississippi 50k. IT was nice to get back into the groove and it felt like races pre-COVID.
Race Report: Bataan Memorial March
Two attempts to close our the distance, but we made it!
After the Race: My twentieth and, likely, the final post in the Confessions from the Trail series! I started this series as a way to pull back the curtain and show people a sport that many will never even attempt. It’s been a long road and I’ve enjoyed having a platform to talk about a sport I love. But now the race is run and it’s time to close this series out by answering one last question: “What do you do after the race?”
Race Report: Mississippi 50
Its been a long journey: four attempts with three failures over five years, an ER visit, and enough self-doubt to sink a person. But let’s not bury the lede: I finished an ultramarathon!
Confession from the Trail: Training and the COVID Rollercoaster
I just plain have terrible luck with Valentine’s Day. It should come as no surprise that Valentine’s Day 2021 started as a trail run and ended in the ER.
Confession from the Trail: Failure and the Doldrums
Hello and welcome to the doldrums. With only five weeks to go until the Mississippi 50, I’ve hit that horrible intersection of “I’ve come so far” and “I still have so far to go.”