The Road to Western States (5/6); May is Moving Month!

In more ways that one, geeze! These past 6 weeks (yes I know May is only 4 weeks long, but this whole side project started in mid April) have been the MOST stressful 6 weeks of my entire life. In a good way, yes. But STRESSFUL none-the-less. Mid April we put in an offer on…

Oh Peavine, Mother Peavine

Mother Peavine and myself have a pretty rocky relationship, literally and figuratively. Several years ago Silver State Half Marathon was my first trail race ever. It whupped my butt, but it also sparked my love of the trails over road. I ran it with a couple of girlfriends, whom I’m pretty sure gave up running…

The Road to Western States (4th Edition)

Holy crap, where did the time go, how is it already May! April has seriously gone by in a flash. So much running, so much laundry, so much eating, so much love and time spend with friends on the trail. At least we’ve finally been able to be consistently on the trails! Kicked off the…

Up the mountain, down the mountain, repeat

Canyons 100K How did I end up here? About this time last year Kaycee won an entry into Canyons 100k for her service as an aid station volunteer for the 2016 race. What does she do? Turns around and recruits all her friends to run it too! Why not!? At the time I didn’t know…

The road to Western States (half way baby!)

March Oh March…march madness…of running, weather, mud, fun, and friends! They say the 3rd time’s a charm, well in this journey…the 3rd month has been the charm. Sure January was fun, the hype and excitement of starting a new training cycle. February was a bit of “seriously, I’m doing this again?” and “why can’t we…

Half the course, twice the fun!

American River 25 I’ve run the American River 50 a couple years ago and aside from it being a great event with exceptional organization, marking, aid stations, finish line festivities, and swag….the first 1/2 of that course is at best BORING! That being said, the addition of the American River 25 was an intriguing option!…

The fog, the moss, and oh the views!

Another Saturday, another long run….or at least is how I plan on going into this race. Ultimately I signed up because I’m tired of running in the snow and the mud, so voila, MUC50K… hooray! Jenny Capel and I carpooled over the hill and she books us beds in a hostel, I’ve only stayed in hostels…

The road to Western States!! (Part duex)

February has come and gone and honestly…. I’m happy to see it go. First half was a tough go, lots more weather…not a lot of sunshine…and oh so many road miles. My body has been hurting, my Vitamin D levels have been low, and I seemingly had zero motivation for running. Thankfully I’ve got an…

Antelope Canyon 55K

This one is a fun one to write about, it all started with a phone call from my Dad about a year ago. Kaycee was out and about on one of her adventures and posted some pictures to Facebook from Antelope Canyon. Shortly afterwards, my Dad gives me a call and wants to know where…

The road to Western States starts here! (part 1/6)

Contemplating the enormity of making a dream come true, I want to keep some thoughts and experiences close to the forefront of my mind and hopefully share and inspire someone else to follow their dreams. The road to this dream started about 8 or 9 years ago, over weight, out of shape, unhappy with my…