Rio Del Lago 100.

“We are now in the mountains and they are in us, kindling enthusiasm, making every nerve quiver, filling every pore and cell of us.” – John Muir It started off innocently enough. I signed up for RDL100 after my epic fail at States just to qualify for next year’s lottery and to try to get…

23 Miles To ALT – WS100

  A manifesto. I will admit to anyone who bothers to listen that I romanticize running. I am a loudmouth about it. When I first discovered the concept, it was amazing. I wanted to shout – “hey! I ran four miles, this is incredible!”, before four became eight, and so on. If faith can be…

Come ICE and FIRE. Western States 100

“What they had done, what they had seen, heard, felt, feared – the places, the sounds, the colors, the cold, the darkness, the emptiness, the bleakness, the beauty. ‘Til they died, this stream of memory would set them apart, if imperceptibly to anyone but themselves, from everyone else. For they had crossed the mountains… “  …

Mountain Lakes 100. A Lesson Learned.

Last year’s 100 taught me to overcome any obstacle. It was the turning point when the shattered pieces of my life fell away. I emerged from that experience stronger, knowing I could find a way around, up, over, or through any challenge. Pine 2 Palm was special. No cheering crowds, no crew or pacer- just…

Something a Little Different, Pine to Palm 100

I have documented my experience running the Pine To Palm 100 Mile Endurance run in two parts – one with stats and facts, and one as a narrative that allows me to grab the memories bouncing around in my head and pin them down while they’re still fresh, before they inevitably drift away on the…