July 2009 Archive

Ozark Trail 100 Mile

November 7, 2009 Ozark Trail 100 Mile Steelville, MO http://ozarktrail100.com/

Syllamo 100 (Cancelled!)

October 23, 2009 Syllamo 100 (cancelled!) Blanchard Springs, AR http://www.syllamo.org/Syllamo100/

My Sister Comes To Visit!

  Last weekend, my sister came up to visit for her birthday weekend.  Lately, I get to see her twice a year, not nearly enough, but this was worth the wait because she shared her birthday with me and I got to share a little of what I love most with her. The theme was […]

Dario Melaragni

  You meet a lot of special people in this sport.  The challenge naturally attracts those reaching high, trying to better themselves, or testing what they’re made of, and the shared experience of a race breaks down the barriers between us.   When I first met Dario, it was obvious he was special even for […]

Facing a New Challenge

The morning I returned to work after the Scotland trip, I was asked to take over my boss’s job, in an “acting” role.  Not exactly the way to ease back into working world. I have more than enough going on in my life, really too much, and an unexpected ripple in my work life would […]

The Joy of Not Reaching the Destination?

You’re right, I want to inspire you to test your limits, break through your barriers and go further than you thought possible, so why would I possibly write about not reaching a destination?   Hear me out.   Rob and I went to the Smokies again on Sunday.  We go to the Cumberlands or the […]

Rattlesnake 50K – Being in the Right Place at the Right Time

    Rob and I returned to this great little 50k (Rattlesnake 50k) this weekend.  It’s a perfect summer race with a low-key, have fun, get-out-the-lawn-chair-and-watch-everyone-finish atmosphere.  The course itself takes you over a respectable amount of steep, long climbs and descents that are just perfect for our Mont Blanc training.   A nice relaxing […]

For Once, Take The Path Less Travelled

You know, the one you pass by and never take so often you that you almost don’t even think about it anymore?  Next time you see it, take it.  Even if it’s short like the ones I took this week, the change in perspective helps you see things from a different and refreshing angle.   […]

West Highland Way Race Report

    At 1:00 a.m. on June 20, 2009, I started the West Highland Way race in Scotland, a long-time dream.  It’s been one of those things in my life that I wanted so badly to do that I expected it would never happen.  Looking back, it’s a great reminder that you don’t have to […]

Superior Sawtooth 100

September 11, 2009 Superior Sawtooth 100 Gooseberry Falls State Park to Lutsen, MN http://www.SuperiorTrailRace.com/fall/index.html