When someone asked how I learned to love the pain of ultrarunning it really got me thinking…
After a rough start to my 2018 race season, Paiute Meadows 50k was a great success and excellent way to start the year. Like any ultra, there was nothing easy … Continue reading Paiute Meadows 50k Race Report
I know I’m not the only one who goes through periods where running feels like a chore. It’s almost May, and I’m wondering where the passion I finished my 2017 … Continue reading How to keep runnin’ when you’ve lost that lovin’ feelin’
It’s the day before the winter solstice. My garlic is planted and I got my first snowy run this morning. There’s something totally magical about frolicking (because that’s how I … Continue reading Cheers to crazy friends, crushing PRs, and living to see another year
Four years is a big deal in the mind of a restless wanderer. There aren’t many people, places, or races that can keep this girl around for that length of time. … Continue reading Quadruple the pain, quadruple the fun: Headwaters 50k Race Report
A pirate wearing a Utilikilt. Chunks of glazed donuts. Twitter hashtags galore. You’re either wandering the hollow subconscious of that douchebag in the White House… or running one of the … Continue reading SOB 50k Race Report
They say the third time’s a charm, right? My third time running Headwaters 50k was definitely the most fun. I would even say it was the best race of my life … Continue reading Headwaters Trail Runs 50k Review!!!
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.
Passion to devote hours of time to something just because you love it. Strength to crush fear and self doubt, if only for a moment. A competitive spirit.
These thoughts have been resonating with me, not only because of the interviews, but because I, myself, have recently taken the daring leap.
That’s right! Starting this week, I’m officially (returning) to freelancing as my primary source of income.
Exciting! And terrifying.
It took me a little while to get around to this, but last week I ran the Headwaters 50K for the second year in a row.
Which, due to unexpected circumstances this summer, also turned out to be my second ultra!
Now that I’m rested, recovered and rehydrated, I have to say it was a damn good time.