New SCAR FKT!
On May 17th, 2021 Liz Anjos aka “Mercury” set a new women’s supported fastest known time of 18:27:07 for the Smokies Challenge Adventure Run, a 70+ mile traverse of the Great Smoky Mountains along the Appalachian Trail, starting at Fontana Dam and ending at Davenport Gap.
On the first evening of my Long Trail recon hike, I tossed and turned in the foldout bed in Adrienne Mitford’s dreamy turquoise striped Ford Econoline. Every time I closed my eyes there was a large brown dog barking and running full speed toward me, or I was tumbling backwards downhill on a slick jumbleContinue reading “Reconnaissance on the Long Trail”
When we have a blank canvas in front of us, the tendency is to fill it up with colors, lines, textures… anything to make the space feel beautiful, meaningful, or well, just to put something there. For the first time in a long time, my future is suddenly a wide open space. It’s as if forContinue reading “The Spaces We Fill”
How do you know when it’s time to pull the plug? What is it that you’re holding onto when you make the choice to keep going? What exactly are you fighting for? Why does it matter to you? These are the questions I was grappling with while running the Kettle Moraine 100 this past weekend, but theContinue reading “I Would Do Anything for Love”