Where does one begin talking about running 100 miles, let alone 100 miles in a single day? It was Thanksgiving morning. I sat anxiously at my computer counting down the minutes until the registration link on Ultra Signup was activated.  Brian, Elisa, and I decided months earlier this journey was going to be a group… More THE YETI 100 MILE ENDURANCE RUN

Information: Route 66 Marathon

I will update this post several times before the big day. Race Code to save $10 – 2017R66BR DEADLINE ALERT: 1. Price increases @ midnight August 31 2. Deadline for personalized bibs is Sept 1 3. Deadline for corral seedings is Sept. 1 4. Deadline for Custom Marathon Maniac, Half Fanatics, and 50 States Marathon club medals, ribbons, and… More Information: Route 66 Marathon

2016 Seashore Nature Trail 50k

  This race took place on December 17, 2016 on the trails of First Landing State Park in Virginia Beach. This would be my first flat course ultra marathon and the closest trail race from my house, so it was a win-win! This would be my fourth ultra for the year, and the fastest course… More 2016 Seashore Nature Trail 50k

JFK50 – The Journey of 90,000 Steps

The day finally came to lace up my trail shoes and toe the start line at the 54th Annual JFK 50-mile race – America’s oldest ultramarathon. I had been waiting for over a year to pin the bib to my shorts.  I knew this race would surely test my strength and mental fortitude.  JFK would… More JFK50 – The Journey of 90,000 Steps

Medoc Trail Marathon

The Medoc Marathon takes place on the trails at the Medoc Mountain State Park located in Hollister, NC, on the third weekend in October.  After running the local trails here in Newport News, VA, I figured Medoc would be the next logical race in my growing portfolio.  Plus, being held in late October I knew… More Medoc Trail Marathon

Seattle Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon Race Report

This race popped up on my radar after I decided to fly across the country to surprise my daughter on her last day of school.  The first thing that came to mind was the weather, which is very different in the northwest.  Shortly after arriving, I realized that I did not pack enough warm clothes… More Seattle Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon Race Report

Ultra Marathons vs. Marathons

Prior to moving to Virginia, all I really ran were shorter distances and focused on speed, but that changed when I found a new running partner. I just completed my first 50k and now I am officially an ultra-marathoner. Over the years, I tossed around the idea of running an ultra and last year I… More Ultra Marathons vs. Marathons

Race Report: North Face Endurance Challenge (DC) 50k

After signing up for two ultra marathons in 2015 only to be sidelined by nagging running injuries, I finally lined up at a starting line without any problems. Third time’s the charm! As I was preparing my race attire, I kept checking the weather- 10 days out and it looked to be a chilly weekend.… More Race Report: North Face Endurance Challenge (DC) 50k

Race Report:  39th Cooper River Bridge 10k

Who drives 900 miles to run a 10k?  This guy! The opportunity to run over the Cooper River Bridge was in large part due to Boeing.  They were gracious enough to pay for our race entries and mail us our goodie bags prior to our travels.  They are a major sponsor for U.S. Military Endurance… More Race Report:  39th Cooper River Bridge 10k

Air Force Physical Fitness Test

The last time, I took Air Force physical assessment was March of last year. So, this allowed me a year to improve my score. And that I did! The goal of the Air Force Fitness Program is to motivate Airmen to participate in year-round physical conditioning activities that emphasize total fitness, to include proper aerobic… More Air Force Physical Fitness Test