Bastardized Blue Ridge Virtual Marathon

I keep clearing my throat. I think there may still be a little piece of cheeseburger lodged in there. See, what happened was... People kept posting about the need for volunteers for Blue Ridge Marathon. And I kept worrying about how in hell I was gonna run Promiseland 50k++ the week after running Blue Ridge … Continue reading Bastardized Blue Ridge Virtual Marathon

Spring Break Trail Rules

I said the words Spring Break to Beautiful Beastie a week ago. And her brain started doing what it does. And it kicked it off with that Jennings Creek madness. On Saturday. And kept working from there. So, she decided to take Tiny Brazilian and I to her favorite place. In the entire world. Hanging … Continue reading Spring Break Trail Rules

Spring Break Kickoff

Just had a 13 minute conversation with one of my neighbors. Without being awkward even once. I mean...it was probably something like 13 minutes. Obviously I don’t know exactly how long the conversation was. I wasn’t...timing it...or anything... So I’m feeling pretty good about my start to Spring Break. I kicked it off with 20 … Continue reading Spring Break Kickoff

Terrapin Mountain 50k

I was so ready. I was so emotionally prepared for this one. I maybe wasn’t physically prepared. But I was fully mentally and emotionally prepared. For Terrapin 50k. I’d read through all the emails. And watched Zealand’s race briefing videos. I’d even reviewed the course. Not, like, reviewed the course. Not, like, a map or … Continue reading Terrapin Mountain 50k

Carvins Cove to McAfee

I was supposed to be helping out judging Forensics yesterday. The dramatic readings and poetry kind. Not the dead bodies and blood spatter kind. But then Janky Left Pinky Toe said it was cancelled. Cancelled? But if my volunteer commitments are cancelled...my people are gonna make me run 50 miles in the ice and snow. … Continue reading Carvins Cove to McAfee

Chaos 50k – The Race

Sometimes magic just...happens. In this instance. The magic happened on our favorite pub run course. Probably on one of the first Thursdays of the month that we run there officially. Or any of the other days that we run there unofficially. I’m not sure I was there when this idea was being birthed. I may … Continue reading Chaos 50k – The Race