L’Amore Montagna Tour – Beginning

Lately, I’ve been asked a lot about what drives me. What gets me out of bed before dawn to blearily run the same roads in the snow and rain. Why I choose to sleep in my truck even when offered a couch or guest bed (please don’t take it personally and thank you all for…

Read More

Shirt and Shoes Required

Today a new gas station convenience store opened along my main driving route.  Try to contain your excitement, no really, tone it down.  I was going to post my race report from The North Face 50 Mile Endurance Challenge Championships today but this news takes precedent (insert president elect snicker/joke here). I’m really not kidding; I…

Read More

Flagstaff SkyRaces; the Finale

Cue the mariachi band. In what seemed like a blink of an eye the final sky race of the series had arrived. A week after Cascade Crest I gingerly trotted down my home trails and thought, “Boy, this could be rough.” I gave myself a couple more days off from running and bought my ticket….

Read More

Cascade Crest 100; It’s Just Running

As I lay in the back of the rental car with my feet elevated to help with the swelling I’m already feeling the post race doldrums. Not unlike “The Phantom Tollbooth” by Norton Juster I began my Cascade Crest Classic journey into a world unknown; this would be my first 100 mile race. Rather then…

Read More