A Happy Beginning for “THE TOE”

Greetings from Paducah, Kentucky! It’s been just over two weeks since I completed the Appalachian Trail on August 27th. I’ve begun several new long journeys since, including physically recovering, mentally unpacking my time on the AT (or at least trying to), and a solo road trip back home to Oregon. You’ve likely heard by nowContinue reading “A Happy Beginning for “THE TOE””

Strength in Numbers: Chasing the OTQ at the Houston Marathon

As eager runners crowded into the corralled start area of the Houston Marathon, I stepped off to the side, took a deep breath, and removed my fleece hoodie which had been my only protection from the wind and cold. I looked ahead at the shivering, lanky runners bunched together tightly; partly to be as closeContinue reading “Strength in Numbers: Chasing the OTQ at the Houston Marathon”