Anyone who has ever met me knows I am extremely friendly. I like people, I like to see people happy and smiling, I like to spend time surrounded by people. There are times that this is extremely fulfilling and feeds my soul. There are other times that it can be draining and disheartening. Over … Continue reading The Value of Friendship
I know I wrote about DNF'ing 24 Hours of Shale Hell back in 2014, it wasn't a true DNF in the sense that there was no set distance to finish. It was simply a do what you could in 24 hours. After this weekend (December 3) at TARC Fells Ultra, I have my first real … Continue reading TARC Fells Ultra – 32 Miler – DNF
Hiking Doesn't Always Include a View - Part 1 With zero views the day before, drinking and stuffing our faces at Prohibition Pig, and my brilliant idea for everyone to hike from App Gap to Lincoln Gap, grabbing two of Vermont's 4000 footers, well, everyone but myself and Ruby as we were playing car sherpas, … Continue reading Hiking Doesn’t Always Include a View – Part 2
My friend Crystal, over at Muscles and Miles, posted the question "How you do it IT...!? How do you run the crazy long miles..!?" https://www.instagram.com/p/BIqmMGVDri-/?taken-by=crystalseaver It wasn't an easy question to answer because sometimes I wonder myself, "how do I do it." Before I can answer the how, I guess I should answer the why! … Continue reading How do you do it…!? How do you run the crazy long miles..!?
Originally written for and posted on http://www.newenglandspahtens.com, July 29, 2016. See the post here: http://www.newenglandspahtens.com/so-you-signed-up-for-24-hours-of-shale-hell-now-what/ So you bit the bullet and signed up for 24 Hours of Shale Hell or 8 hours, or some other race where you must go as many laps as possible in a given time period. Your reasoning might have been a … Continue reading So you signed up for 24 Hours of Shale Hell, now what!
A few weeks ago, my plans were all over the place. I finally had it nailed down, or so I thought, and then I had to change them again. The weekend turned out to be a fantastic time with friends, old and new; we climbed a few mountains, ate good food, played with puppies, and … Continue reading Hiking Doesn’t Always Include a View – Part 1
We all have our favorite events for one reason or another. One of mine is just over the mountain from me, tucked away in Goshen, Vermont. Infinitus is put on by The Endurance Society and is billed as a rugged trail race (registration is now open for 2017). Rugged is putting it mildly with distances … Continue reading Infinitus 2016
What do you do the day after running 3 laps of an obstacle course race located on the beach, covering approximately 12 miles? Why you go "run" the 7 Sisters Trail Race of course!
For the second time in my life, I let Andy Weinberg talk me into doing a race that I was convinced was beyond my capabilities.The Endurance Society's second event. Frigus. A winter race with the options of a 10k, 30k, or 60 snowshoe; 10k, 30k, 60k back-country ski; 5k sled run; and combined, 30k ski, … Continue reading Frigus 2015 Race Recap
We have all heard the saying “Life beings at the end of your comfort zone.” by Neale Donald Walsh.We all have places we feel comfortable and confident. We know that we will succeed, even if it takes effort and all that we have, we know we will not fail. That is our comfort zone.It’s important … Continue reading Stop Hiding Behind Your Comfort Zone