THE YETI 100 MILE ENDURANCE RUN

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

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

Running the Dipsea…Trail

History of the Dipsea  According to dipsea.org, “One summer day in 1904, several members of San Francisco’s venerable Olympic Club set off for the Dipsea Inn, which had just opened on the Pacific Ocean sand spit now called Seadrift. They took the ferry to Sausalito, then the train to their starting point, the depot in… More Running the Dipsea…Trail

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

Running the Grand Canyon – Race Day – Part 3

Upon our arrival to Arizona, the group decided to keep east coast time making it easier to wake up early and hit the trail.  I popped out of bed at 1:30am, about 10 minutes before my alarm, and found Eric already in the kitchen eating his breakfast.  This guy never sleeps! My first stop was… More Running the Grand Canyon – Race Day – Part 3

Running the Grand Canyon – Packing & Planning – Part 2

I plan to capture as much detail as possible about my Grand Canyon experience, so I have decided to break my rim to rim to rim trip into a couple of parts.  This way it will not take you four days to read through the entire adventure. Running the Grand Canyon – Part I This… More Running the Grand Canyon – Packing & Planning – Part 2

Running the Grand Canyon – Part 1

Sometime in early 2015, my friend, Eric mentioned he was going to gather a group of USMES members and run the Grand Canyon.  Yes, he mentioned this while running, so I thought this was a great idea. However, at this point, I had never run more than 26.2 miles consecutively.  In reality, I was not… More Running the Grand Canyon – Part 1

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

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