Long Trail FKT Attempt

On August 16th, 2021, Liz Anjos aka “Mercury” ended her Long Trail FKT attempt at the Maine Junction, where the LT meets the Appalachian Trail. Despite not achieving an FKT, she completed every step of the Long Trail and fundraised over $2,800 for Green Mountain Club, the founders and maintainers of the Long Trail.

Read Liz’s short story chronicling the journey, “A Long Trail Tale”, by subscribing to the Mercury on the Run newsletter. New readers will receive a link to the story shortly after signing up.

Landing on my Feet

It’s funny how I blow up certain fears in my head leading up to a big event. It’s as if I can imagine all the things that go wrong, I can somehow prevent myself from being surprised or control the outcome. The things I felt afraid of going into the Long Trail ended up beingContinue reading “Landing on my Feet”

A Little Glimmer

The other day I was driving along the Portland waterfront with a friend when we a saw a flock of 20-something-year-olds trot by in a group run. It was like something out of a commercial. They all looked so cheery, chipper, and bright-eyed. We couldn’t help but be at least a little amused. “Aww lookContinue reading “A Little Glimmer”

Trail Dancing

I just spent seven days on the Pacific Crest Trail with my very good friend KT and her husband Stephen. KT, still on the trail now, is on the way to fulfill her dream of running and hiking through Washington on the PCT while Stephen provides support along the way. I supported by hiking with KT for fiveContinue reading “Trail Dancing”