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!
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
Just what does it take to inspire someone?Not necessarily as much as you might think. It will differ for each person. You might not even realize that you are being an inspiration. Everything that you do can be inspiring to the right person.Did you share a recipe that was healthy? Someone might have seen it … Continue reading What it takes to be an inspiration.
I am not a big New Year’s Resolutionist. If I set them too quickly, without a lot of thought, they usually aren’t right for the long term and I give up. If I spend too much time setting them, the year is too far into it and I give up. Sometimes I set them too … Continue reading Resolutions and Goals
photo Panic in the DarkThis past Saturday, Stacey and I made our way to Lowell, MA for a 5k race unlike any other. This race, Panic in the Dark, was a 5k obstacle race that had its own twist with zombies and scares. photo courtesy of Vince Rhee & NE SpahtensRunning with the New England … Continue reading Panic in the Dark 2013 – Race Recap