Revisiting the Rim

We ran where yesterday? I’m pretty sure that question was asked several times as we stood on the South Rim at Grandview Point admiring the morning shadows dancing through the Grand Canyon. The previous day 9 of us had set out to complete the famous Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim  (R2R2R) run across the Grand Canyon (and back), and […]

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Tales from a Turtle

If you’re like me, you’ve watched the movie Legally Blonde close to a million times (and counting!) and can quote most of it by heart. There’s a scene in which Elle Woods hands over her resume to Emmett, her professor’s junior partner at Harvard law. As she walks away he sniffs the pink colored perfumed […]

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From Broken Toe to Buckle in 11 weeks

Doctor – “Tell me what happened” Me – “Well, about 8 miles into a race, I punted a rock…well, it didn’t move, I did…and fell hard.  Landed backwards and perpendicular to the trail.  I tried to run it off, but downhills hurt too much.  Figured I could hike uphills, but that hurt worse.  So I […]

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Nolan’s 14

The Backstory Nolan’s 14 is a line that connects 14 of the 14,000ft peaks in the Sawatch Range of Colorado. More history and background info can be found on Matt Mahoney’s website:http://mattmahoney.net/nolans14/ Last year I made an attempt to complete the Nolan’s 14 line with my good friend Jason Poole. Sadly, I quit after 10 […]

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Big Horn and High Lonesome Race Report

It’s been exactly one week since I set off running High Lonesome, my second hundred miler for the year in as many months. The differences in the approaches I took to each race, although mostly mental, have been a part of or a reflection of an effort I am making towards changing my approach to […]

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