Is the Struggle Real?

Is the Struggle Real?

It’s completely dark out, with only a fading quarter moon to accompany my headlight as I run uphill. The temperature is cold, but very reasonable for a Wyoming December morning. I try to keep my cadence rhythmic as my shoes bite into the hard snow crunch crunch crunch...
So Fresh

So Fresh

My fall break from running and training is over, and the sun is setting on 2017. Lottery season is well underway and races all over the west are selling out in a week—or less. I wasn’t as lucky this year with the Hardrock lottery, but fortunately there are so...
The Importance of Not Running

The Importance of Not Running

Some people like to go all in. I’m probably one of those people, most of the time anyways. I’ve never liked the idea of doing anything halfway, and often think of commitment like jumping across a raging, ice cold, boulder and log strewn creek. You don’t leap over that...
Spring Rhythm

Spring Rhythm

This has certainly been one of the wettest springs in Wyoming in eight years that I’ve been around.  The past two weeks have had snowfalls measured in feet, and this weekend we’re forecasted for 2-4 inches of rain on top of that slushy melting snow and completely...

The Dreaded Off Season

Fall color in GTNP Every fall, like so many other runners, I try really hard to take some time off.  For many people this comes very easily to them, but I actually have to work pretty hard at it.  Finishing the running season with a strong 100 miler makes one feel...