After not hearing our name pulled in last year’s Western States lottery drawing I knew that Western Reserve Racing Burning River 100 would be on our schedule for 2015. This event would 1) give me a chance to earn another #WS100 lottery ticket, 2) teach me what a true point-to-point course involves, and 3) experience a midsummer, Read More

It seems just like yesterday we found out about our son’s health (read about it here) and how we were going to target a race this year to help raise awareness about IBD (inflammatory bowel disease). I know I have been MIA lately with blog write ups but this past spring/summer has been a roller, Read More

With the Kal-Haven Trail Race date being pushed out a bit later this spring it seemed like a perfect opportunity to target a Haven-Kal-Haven Trail Run…aka #redemption time! I tried this adventure last year (read about it here) but unfortunately had to throw in the towel around mile 56 due to a buckled knee.

Maybe the third year mother nature would ease up and we all would have an easy-going course? NOPE! The inaugural year brought single digits with a foot of fresh snow, last year we experienced what running in a foot of mashed potatoes for 26.2 miles would be like and this year the wind was added., Read More

One year later and we’re back in Hell, Michigan to embark on another 100 mile adventure around the Pinckney State Park trails.  Leading into the event this year I added four 50+ mile runs (three DWD races + Haven-Kal-Haven run) into my training plan hoping that these along with what I’ve learned from last year would, Read More

The second stop in the 2014 Running Fit Dances with Dirt (DWD) series was held in Brown County State Park, Nashville, Indiana on May 10th. One would think that a trail event in Indiana would be an easy run on flat trails. Wrong! Once again Randy Step (race director) and his Running Fit crew, Read More

Wow, what a week. From our boys starting up school for the year, planning for our oldest son’s birthday, big presentation at work, then getting all my gear packed for the Run Woodstock Hallucination 100…busy week indeed! Being nervous and anxious was a feeling that I haven’t had leading into a race since my, Read More