Departed for a two mile out and back on foot, returned in a minivan

Yesterday was absolutely perfect, weather-wise, and with the repeat warnings of this horrible arctic blast sweeping through NJ, I really wanted to get outside and enjoy it. By the time I finished work and running errands, the sun was already making its way down past the treeline, but I wasn't going to let that stop…

Moore Mountain trail half marathon review

My first time at Moore Mountain Trail Run turned out to be an ultra half-marathon because, remaining true to character, I drifted a bit off course. Just a bit. We didn't get lost, we just went a few steps farther. The trail was marked quite well with bright, neon orange flags and chalk arrows. On…

Birthday trail running road trip adventure part tres: The Jersey Devil

Because they can issue citations. Don't worry! I worked my way out of this pickle with nothing more than a firm talking-to and a ripped dress. After returning from my wonderful early-morning frolic along the Yakima Skyline, I decided to chillax along the river before heading back down to Oregon. If you haven't already, you…

My Patrick Ewing birthday road trip trail running adventures Part 1- The drama

The moment I turned 33, all hell broke loose. But I’m starting to realize that demons are much better loose than restrained- or maybe I’m just getting to old to hold it all in. I celebrated my Patrick Ewing birthday ...with an epic road trip full of trail running, beer and quality time with my new…

How to sprint through the airport like a boss and swagger on home

I almost missed my flight home last week, and I totally feel like a celebrity superhero mega-champ about it. The real kicker is, this genius was waiting in the airport for an hour before boarding time... at the wrong gate. Basically, I made a huge mistake I'll never make again. But hey, it's a pretty funny story.…

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Magical mysteries of group running: Big Springs Badger Run reviewed

Happy Spring, Everybody!! Today is rainy and grey, but I'm totally gettin springy with it after an awesome run yesterday, followed by an annual clean-up party at my friend's farm. I really could have used my sunglasses.. Sunshine squintyface I signed up for the Big Springs Elementary Badger Run on March 19 because I thought…

Too wild for this world: essential rebellion in ultrarunning and entrepreneurship

  Working for yourself is scary and challenging. This past week, I've interviewed a couple of young, creative entrepreneurs who are either in the process of, or already have taken the plunge into self employment. Speaking with these guys, I was inspired, impressed, and most of all, struck by how similar entrepreneurship is to ultrarunning.…