I’m Aconcagua Bound!

  I’m back on the blog today because I’m off on an exciting trip and wanted to share the details. I’m getting ready to board a plane this afternoon to South America and attempt a climb of Mt. Aconcagua. Aconcagua is 22,841 feet, the highest peak in the western or southern hemispheres. In other words, … More I’m Aconcagua Bound!

“I have a migraine. I think I’ll go for a run,” said no one, ever.

These past few months and weeks I have rapidly descended into full-blown headache hell. After having an unbelievably fantastic year with my chronic pain, since September I’m struggling more and more each week. I’m at the point now where my headache is incapacitating at least part of every day, if not all day. Here’s the … More “I have a migraine. I think I’ll go for a run,” said no one, ever.

The Difference between Pain and Suffering and Why I Want to Run** another 100-Miler

It’s been five weeks since I completed the Run Rabbit Run 100+ -mile ultra-marathon. The recovery has been tough – in some ways tougher than I anticipated. I had neuropathy in my feet, and my toes have been numb until just a few days ago. I’ve been exhausted and hungry all the time. The worst … More The Difference between Pain and Suffering and Why I Want to Run** another 100-Miler

Forty Miles of Faith

It’s been three years since I decided I wanted to complete a 100-mile ultra-marathon. It’s not so hard to dream the big dreams when the goal is so far in the future, but now said 100-mile ultra-marathon is three days away, and it is getting harder to remain quite so tenacious. Most minutes I’m excited … More Forty Miles of Faith

Never Summer 100K Race Report: DFL and Never Prouder

Date: July 25 Horizontal: 64.6 miles Vertical: 13,000 feet of gain and 13,000 feet of loss Goal: To finish within the 24 hour cut-off Spoiler Alert: The Never Summer 100K was beyond a doubt the hardest day I’ve had in the mountains, and I’m so freaking proud of myself I can’t even hold out until … More Never Summer 100K Race Report: DFL and Never Prouder