The Final Meters

I wrote most of this post before Western States 100 and, after a 24 hour plus day, added a race recap. – – – On June 24, 2017 I will run 100 miles from Squaw Valley to Auburn, California. During THIS TRIP, I’ve thought a lot about the power of affirmation; you know, superman posturing,…

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Rules of Training Like a Dirtbag

For the last 45 days, my life has revolved around running, eating, driving and sleeping, in that order. This CROSS COUNTRY TOUR is not the first for me, but I have still learned a few valuable lessons about traveling and training on the road. Believe it or not, having no real commitments and all the…

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Don’t Forget Ice; #trucklife Lessons

In my 32.5 years on this spinning planet I have learned a lot. Most recently I was reminded that not everything goes as planned. One of the strengths I put down on a resume is that I am flexible. Physically I’m not actually that flexible but metaphysically I could be in Cirque du Soleil. Almost…

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Sounds of Trees

It’s 80 degrees in the shade. The air feels like a hand dryer at a rest stop on the interstate minus the annoying hum. The dry scent of sagebrush and what I learn are Jeffery pine trees come in and out.  Five seconds after taking a sip of water my mouth is bone dry, like…

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