2017 Marin Ultra Challenge 50 Mile Race Report
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2017 Marin Ultra Challenge 50 Mile Race Report

A New Year, A New Adventure I knew I wanted to start my year off with a good strong race, especially one I had not run before in a place I had not spent a lot of time. I love Sonoma, Folsom, Auburn, the Sierras, and the rest of the Great Golden State, but I … Continue reading

I Ran A Half Marathon Today With Someone Else’s Bib.
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I Ran A Half Marathon Today With Someone Else’s Bib.

That’s right. I said it. I’m a Dirty Bib Pirate. This is my first time as a DBP, but I am not ashamed. On Friday night, I got a text from a friend. His son was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and was due to start treatment on Monday, and his nephew was being taken off life support after … Continue reading

The Tahoe Rim Trail 100 – A Voyage Among The Stars
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The Tahoe Rim Trail 100 – A Voyage Among The Stars

When I first fell in love with ultra running, I was doing laps around Kandahar Air Field behind a chain link fence, through clouds of dust kicked up convoys going to and coming from hell.

There were no bears, rattlesnakes, mountain lions or skunks to run from. Instead I broke protocol and ran through the darkness along a stretch of road called snipers alley – a place where only a long passage of chain link fence separates you from the outside world and a sniper could pick you off with little effort.

There was no finish line for my first ultra. I ran through the night, under the blanket of darkness over the war-zone until I ran over 30 miles after the sun rose again. There was no beer, no burritos, no celebration; only a tent with dodgy air conditioning and work the next day. Continue reading

East Coast Wanderings & Hell Hath No Hurry 50K – Getting ready for a taste of hell
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East Coast Wanderings & Hell Hath No Hurry 50K – Getting ready for a taste of hell

…It had been 12 years since the last time I been up there, long before I was who I am now, and certainly before I was a runner. The mixed memories of my youth left me with a view that was grander than what lay before me. It was a sublime moment of reflection. Our memories of the past are often minimal when seen through the eyes our future selves…. Continue reading

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How to Tell if You’re a Salty Sweater (Or Not)

Happy Friday! I have been invited to write a guest post for the SaltStick #30SaltyDays campaign! They have some amazing recipes, training tips, and general nutrition information to keep you at the top of your game. Read here, and head over there! Run Happy! How to Tell if You’re a Salty Sweater 1. Look in the … Continue reading

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The CocoNanApple Smoothie and Salt Stick Giveaway

At the Born to Run Extravaganza I received two drinks during my 60 mile attempt that stood out from the rest. The first was a shot of Fireball at mile 20, the officially-unofficial drink of choice for the Born to Run dirtbag. This fueled my soul and spirit. The second was perhaps the greatest thing I … Continue reading

Health and Fitness

Make Time for Massage

Many individuals, including athletes, spend a large amount of time trying to “fix” what ails them. Often the second step in the healing process, after a visit to the family doctor, is to head straight to the waiting arms – and open palms – of the chiropractor. Interestingly enough, there is a great deal of information … Continue reading

Winged Ling

Running is….

…Time to yourself Who ever said you can’t Run from your problems…  Running provides the perfect escape from all of life’s ups and downs. Work, family, finances…there are a million and one origins for stress. Some bring about good stress, others bring about bad. Stress can pile up and personal fitness can be neglected, but disregarding these … Continue reading

Winged Ling

Run from your problems

Run from you problems. That is usually the opposite of what people say to do on the face of adversity. They’re wrong. Well, sometimes. A person of strong character should, and often does face their problems without shifting responsibility. However, sometimes a quick reaction is not always the most prudent. It is often necessary to … Continue reading