Pacing a 100 miler – Pulling an all nighter on the trails

My experience pacing at Rocky Raccoon 100miles OFFERING TO PACE THE LAST 30 MILES OF A 100-MILE RACE IS MORE THAN JUST PHYSICAL CHALLENGES. THE MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL CHALLENGES THAT NEED TO BE OVERCOME ARE KEY TO GETTING THAT ELUSIVE 100 MILE BELT BUCKLE. If you’ve ever run an ultra, and I’m talking an ultra … Continue reading Pacing a 100 miler – Pulling an all nighter on the trails

A shared adventure is a better adventure!

January 2022, 5 eager beavers pressed the registration button for Javelina Jundred, myself included and embarked upon a journey. A journey of ups and downs, sideway moves and even a few backflips! Javelina Jundred is the original costumed trail party! Every Jalloween Weekend the race is held on a +/- 20mile looped course comprised mostly … Continue reading A shared adventure is a better adventure!

Moab 240 – The Power of People

“We can endure much more than we think we can.”   Some say 200 is the new 100, maybe it’s 240!  The Moab 240 mile footrace is a non-stop race through some of Utah’s most stunning and challenging terrain; traversing canyons, two mountain ranges and stunning red rock mesas with temperature fluctuations between 80f (26C) … Continue reading Moab 240 – The Power of People

BigFoot 200

My body screamed at me to stop, but I kept looking at my watch checking my splits, after 202 miles through the most technical and treacherous terrain the 7 miles to the finish line of the 209 mile Bigfoot 200 mile race was on the road, but I was scared.  I was scared to try, … Continue reading BigFoot 200

What it’s like to run 200 miles

Some say I’m crazy for even thinking about running 200 miles but I prefer to say I’m courageous.  I dared try and try I did.  Bigfoot 200 is a point to point race in Washington State, starting at Mt Saint Helens in the Cascade Mountain Range and finishing in Randle after transversing 42,000ft/12,802m of ascent … Continue reading What it’s like to run 200 miles

Grand Canyon Rim2Rim2Rim

It’s 2:30am; my alarm’s gone off although I’ve had no sleep because I’m super excited to be going on an adventure I’ve been dreaming of for years.  Today I’m going to be running the famed Rim to Rim to Rim; an epic adventure in the Grand Canyon, Arizona.  The Rim to Rim to Rim (R2R2R) … Continue reading Grand Canyon Rim2Rim2Rim

The Gift of the Georgia Jewel

Those familiar, yet strangely unfamiliar sounds fill my ears. Music playing, announcer on the loudspeaker, clapping and the chatter from runners as they made their way past me to the start line.  With the worldwide pandemic of Covid-19 this was my first ‘actual’ race of the year, it’s the 19th of September, 12 months minus … Continue reading The Gift of the Georgia Jewel