The Ultimate Ultra

Whenever someone talks about ultramarathons, I have visions of people running up mountains, through woods, jumping over rocks and tree roots, and crossing streams.  There are famous races like the Hardrock 100, a 100.5 mile race in southern Colorado’s San Juan Range that runners must complete in 48 hours.  The average elevation for the Hardrock … Continue reading The Ultimate Ultra

Just Like Meb

Back in the 90s Gatorade had a commercial featuring Michael Jordan slam dunking basketballs to the song “Be Like Mike”.   The commercial captured the dream of every kid playing basketball at the time - they wanted to be like Mike.  I just finished reading Meb Keflezighi’s book “26 Marathons” in which he describes each … Continue reading Just Like Meb

Renaissance Woman

I made a pledge to myself this year to achieve more balance in my life, to focus on things other than running.  I had realized the funatical runner was morphing into the fanatical runner.  Just change one vowel and the whole thing goes from one extreme to the other.  I want to be more than … Continue reading Renaissance Woman

We Still Need Good Samaritans

Facebook has a Memories feature where posts from years past will pop up.  Most of the time they are reminders of some place you visited, a funny thing that happened, or a photo from a wonderful day.  Since Memories can't distinguish good ones from unpleasant ones, you can be reminded of something not so happy. … Continue reading We Still Need Good Samaritans

Visualizing Success

At the beginning of 2017, my running coach had me put together a vision board.   The theory behind vision boards is they help to reaffirm your goals and keep your attention on what you want to achieve, helping you visualize your success.  Visualization is a tool used by athletes, entrepreneurs, chess players, anyone who … Continue reading Visualizing Success