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

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

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

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

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