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

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 – 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

April Update

I cannot believe that April showers have come and gone. Well a few have lingered around lately, but that has not stopped me from chipping away at my goals. Looking back, April was a busy month, and I was fortunate to partake in several opportunities. I started the month off traveling with some USMES friends… More April Update

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

Race Report: Sentara Colonial Half Marathon

The College of William and Mary’s Track and Field program and Sentara Medical partnered to host the 37th annual 5k and half marathon races.  All of the events took place on the college campus and the weather was picture perfect; not a cloud in the sky and the temperature was in the upper 60’s. The… More Race Report: Sentara Colonial Half Marathon