It’s 5 A.M.

I glance at the clockIt’s getting lateI should set out my clothes for morningIt’ll be 5 a.m. soonAnd there are miles to run I plug in my headlampTo make sure it’s chargedThe neighborhood will be darkAnd the streets will be lonelyWhen it’s 5 a.m.And there are miles to run The flannel sheets keep me warmAs […]

When Life Stands Still – My Experience At CCC

Since finishing CCC in late August, I’ve spent a considerable amount of time thinking about what the race meant to me. People often ask what it was like, yet I struggle to come up with something better than saying it was amazing or incredible or a once-in-a-lifetime experience. All those things are true, but it […]

Six Brief Thoughts From CCC and Chamonix

It’s been one week since I crossed the finish line at CCC and I still haven’t really been able to put the experience into words. Incredible. Amazing. Once-in-a-lifetime. They’re all appropriate, yet not enough to truly convey the experience. So while I work on organizing thoughts for a more in-depth blog post, here are a […]

The Devil On My Shoulder

At some point, I think we’ve probably all seen a cartoon where the main character must choose between good and bad, virtue and evil, smart and, well, not so smart. Quite often, those choices are depicted by an angel on one shoulder and a devil on the other. Which will our hero listen to? Surely, […]

My Favorite Photos of 2021, Part Two

You’d think that I had a pretty awesome year if I need two posts to show all of my favorite photos of 2021. But, like the rest of you, I just managed to do a few fun things sandwiched around pandemic-fueled misery, and I took just enough photos that I can’t pick one or two […]

My Favorite Photos of 2021, Part One

The Photos app on my phone has been sending me notifications for “Year in Review” videos that it automatically creates based on some weird algorithm that compiles what it thinks would be my favorite photos of 2021. Not sure why my phone thinks a dark photo of the inside of my pocket is a highlight […]

My Never Summer 100K Adventure

It’s been almost two weeks since I finished the Never Summer 100K in Gould, Colo., on July 31, and I’m still struggling to put it into words. I’m constantly asked, “How was the race?” and the best I can respond with is that it was hard and beautiful. While both are true, those words fall […]

It’s Been A Week Of Sorts

The past two weeks have been an up-and-down experience, much like an ultramarathon. The disappointment of my DNF at the Worlds End 100K has faded away, thankfully. But that freedom from mild mental anguish was replaced by physical anguish in the form of a case of shingles. Yep, I had (still have?) shingles. It started […]