Embracing the Forgettable

Ah, January, my least favorite of the months. The holidays are over, the days are dark, the weather is cold and wet, the mundane routine is back, and summer is far, far away. I kicked the year off in Boston with a chilly out-and-back run with Glenn on the Boston Marathon course–a little preview of what’s to come inContinue reading “Embracing the Forgettable”

It’s Not What You Do, but Who You Are

Thank you and shoutout to Katlyn Marchbanks for allowing me to share this digital single line drawing she created. A fellow runner and artist, she wrote, “I find your adventures inspiring. So I drew a picture.” Check out more of her artwork on her Instagram here. ~ For so long the future has seemed limitless andContinue reading “It’s Not What You Do, but Who You Are”

Reconnaissance on the Long Trail

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”

Three Days in the Smokies

Greetings from the Appalachian Folk School in Mountain City, Tennessee, where I’ll be posted up until next week when I attempt to run a women’s supported fastest known time of the 71 mile traverse of the Great Smoky Mountains, AKA the Smokies Challenge Adventure Run (SCAR)! I spent this past Thursday through Saturday doing reconContinue reading “Three Days in the Smokies”

Promise Land 50K Tomorrow!

Greetings from the Blue Ridge Mountains in central Virginia, where in a day’s time I’ll be joining over 300 runners in racing the Promise Land 50K. Yesterday I ran from Sunset Field on the Blue Ridge Parkway down to Apple Orchard Falls and back, which many consider the most beautiful and challenging part of the course.Continue reading “Promise Land 50K Tomorrow!”

Look at the Bigger Picture

On my 38th day on the Appalachian Trail after setting off at 4:00am with aching, blistered feet, I walked through the lush forest of the Green Mountains in Vermont as the sun rose. I tried to wrap my head around the gigantic task that lay ahead in completing nearly 50 miles before midnight, and per my unintendedContinue reading “Look at the Bigger Picture”