Category: Trail Talk

A snow run poem.

A snow run poem.

Shall I go into the cold, And find my heart in a place untold. My feet follow a path I set As if by movement my fate is met. Today I am dealing with the cost To wake a motivation lost. A simple choice, a habit, and then I find the strength to rise again.…

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Unmotivated

Unmotivated

At any moment we can lose sight of everything we worked so hard for and want to give up completely. I learned so long as you keep moving we will find our way and new strength. The day I learned that very lesson was one of the most pivotal moments in my running. I was…

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Ultra Energy Cookie Recipe

Ultra Energy Cookie Recipe

Ultra energy cookies filling 1 cup of dried cranberries diced 1/3 cup of orange juice (2 oranges) 2 tablespoons of lemon juice 2 tablespoons of sugar 2 tablespoons of Chia seeds 2 tablespoons of flour  Let’s start with the filling.  Juice your oranges then combine the juice with the chia seeds. This will soften your…

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Dreams Of A Trail Runner

Dreams Of A Trail Runner

As many of us do on our runs, I have dreamed about running all those races you hear about.  The ones you hear all the stories and legends about of the great adventures from both your best friends and in the pages of your favorite magazines. There are endless tales of all the challenging courses…

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Year to remember 

Year to remember 

 I have had a year to remember. I could not have asked for a better one. From the start I wanted to challenge myself. This year I wanted to really experience the ultra distances. I have long decided since my tough time at the Siskyou Outback 50 miler that I would try for the distance…

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One Way To Avoid Cramping

One Way To Avoid Cramping

As many a runner would tell you, we sometimes have races where our legs just cramp on us and we don’t know why. There are many things that can cause your legs to cramp; such as bad training, poor pacing, or running out of fuel, just to name a few. Although the cause is different for everyone, I…

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Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday

The one time I was in the news (four years ago) … training for my 2nd marathon in November of 2012. Winter Storm Slams The Northstate (Note: “My friend” that was mentioned in the article was my brother, Jacob.)