March 31 2019!!! So apparently this has been sitting in my "draft" file for many many MANY months. I can't carry on and proceed with 2019 race write ups and adventure/life lesson posts without getting this out of my draft box and into the universe. So here it is: A "summer" of races all leading up … Continue reading A Summary of Summer Races
Most men either compromise or drop their greatest talents and start running after, what they perceive to be, a more reasonable success, and somwhere in between they end up with a discontented settlement. Safety is indeed stability, but it is not progression. - Chriss Jami, Killosophy Chuckanut 50K, the official start of my 2018 race … Continue reading Chuckanut 50K
12:24:19 My official finish time. It's taken me months to process it and I don't even know what emotion I was feeling as I crossed that finish line. I want to say it was overwhelming joy and gratitude and thankfulness to have finished the race so successfully for my first ultra... but the primary emotion was mostly gratefulness to not have to run a single step further? Relief?!!! I want to say that I was ecstatic. And I was. But it took a few minutes to sink in... months actually. And now when I look back, it's an overwhelming mix of gratitude, joy, pride, thankfulness, humility...
July 21, 2017 What is better than a relay race where your portion of the race is all the downhill?! Well maybe the post race beer with all your friends is better than the running... maybe. Buckin' Hell would be my 2nd Coast Mountain Trail Series Race... the first one being my very first trail … Continue reading Buckin Hell 50K relay
May 27, 2017 My 2nd 25K trail race, a local race, directed by friends! This race fell only 20 days after the BMO Vancouver Marathon, which was my 1st A-race of the season. I probably highly underestimated how much that would take out of me and how much I'd still be recovering from it at … Continue reading Run for Water: 25K Trail Race
February 25, 2017 Run Ridge Run, the first race of the season of the Coast Mountain Trail Series... and my very first ever trail race!!! I think when I first started trail running infrequently back in November(ish), I loved so much and just wanted to be part of something fun with the club so I … Continue reading Run Ridge Run: 25K Trail Race