circle trail

  in 2014 i was signed up for my first 50 for the spring of 2015 and i was training hard for it. it was the Prescott circle trail race put on by a group called Solemates. i trained so hard i got a stress fracture but i still wanted to do the 50. it… More circle trail

diving

i can fully trust the board now (the low dive on the east dock) but ive been having trouble remembering the moment between the time the diving board flings me up in the air and the moment i hit the water. it’s a blank…as if nothing happened during that time. now i know something happened… More diving

Grendel

im not a monster really! i have a peaceful, empathetic soul and treat others with kindness every single day. but it seems like there is an army of folks who have some kind of damage and they are bitter, angry or withdrawn. lady at safeway, ive never seen you before so why do you judge… More Grendel

continue

as I sit here with legs burning I kind of want to write an essay about running races, particularly long and brutal ones that take a long time to heal from. what i am thinking about is that initially a race could be an incentive to get stronger. but does the race itself make you stronger?… More continue

speed and distance

i apologize for not posting much lately. most of my training has been sandwiched in between races and it seems lately i have been still recovering somewhat even when it’s time to think about tapering again. since January, if all works out i will have done 4 ultras in five months: a January 50 miler,… More speed and distance

loves my city!

pretty nice 20 miler today. let me tell you about it. after dropping off DD at school i got on my gear and headed over to golden gardens and shilshoal. on the way i saw a new mj shop that was in a building that had been one thing or another for years. it’s the place… More loves my city!