Running on Empty

Running on Empty

Posted on Apr 1, 2014 in Motivation | No Comments

If you drop the name Marshall Ulrich amongst a group of ultrarunners, a variety of stories may come up.  He’s best known for his Badwater adventures. He was the first to complete the Badwater Quad in 2001, the first to complete the 146-mile Badwater-to-Summer course without a crew or resupply, and the first to complete […]

#RunChatHunt

#RunChatHunt

Posted on Dec 3, 2013 in Running | No Comments

Who doesn’t like a scavenger hunt?  Make it virtual and it’s even better, right?  When I did the Capital to Coast Relay in October, we had a scavenger hunt that made the run more interesting. The #RunChatHunt aims to do the same thing. I enjoy social media, which is what makes this type of scavenger […]

The Last Mile

The Last Mile

Posted on Nov 25, 2013 in Articles, Running | No Comments

Filmmaker John Burkett searches for an answer to the question that has either gone unanswered in our minds or we can’t articulate it properly into words.  Elite runners, survivors, and “extra” ordinary runners were interviewed.  Their stories are real and can be inspiring to anyone.  The Last Mile encourages viewers to evaluate themselves and determine […]

Capital to Coast Relay

Capital to Coast Relay

Posted on Nov 18, 2013 in Articles, Race Day, Running | One Comment

For the second year in a row, I found myself a member of the Texas Toast relay team.  We embarked on yet another Capital to Coast Relay (C2C), a 223-mile journey from Austin to Corpus Christi.  In its fourth year, race directors Clint and Brandie Henderson made more improvements to the race they dubbed The Great […]

National Running Safety Month

National Running Safety Month

Posted on Nov 7, 2013 in Articles, Gear, Running, Training | No Comments

November is National Running Safety Month as declared by the Independent Running Retailer Association (IRRA).  They have a national campaign that has the support of Brooks, RunSafer, IllumiNITE, and others invested in providing a safe environment for runners. When it comes to being safe and smart while running there are many areas that should be […]

America’s Ultimate Challenge

America’s Ultimate Challenge

Posted on Oct 3, 2013 in Miscellaneous, Running | No Comments

Pikes Peak Marathon, dubbed America’s Ultimate Challenge, is held the third weekend in August.  I have yet to tackle it, but have had the opportunity to listen to many tales mostly from Arkies.  Being that I enjoy learning about the history of running, Pikes Peak peaks my interest for multiple reasons. For starters, it’s the […]

Running at work

Running at work

Posted on Sep 16, 2013 in Motivation, Running, Training | 3 Comments

Working at a place where fellow co-workers share in your passion for something is a nice perk.  Not everyone is fortunate enough to be in that position.  I’ve worked at places where talking about running may evoke a look of utter insanity.  To a person that loves talking about running, this is not good.  Thankfully, […]

Planning ahead

Planning ahead

Posted on Sep 5, 2013 in Race Day, Running, Training | No Comments

Summer training can leave one in a slump after fighting suffocating humidity and scorching heat waves.  To my chagrin, the autumnal equinox hasn’t arrived.  When it does it will complement my training.  Now, that Labor Day is over, the focus has shifted to fall races and beyond.  Which races will I do?  When do I […]

My second running home

My second running home

Posted on Aug 16, 2013 in Miscellaneous, Motivation, Race Day, Running | No Comments

It’s something special about running at home.  No one can argue that being in the presence of people you know can help you relax while running.  Well, unless you don’t like those people.  If that’s the case, you probably prefer running alone or you should find people that you do like.  Maybe there is a […]

Run Hard, Play Harder

Run Hard, Play Harder

Posted on Aug 1, 2013 in Miscellaneous, Motivation, Race Day, Running | No Comments

It’s no secret that runners know how to party. I think it may be a perquisite to run. Running in itself is a celebration. Every victory, big or small is a reason to commemorate our successes. Crawling out of bed early in the morning to go for a run or crossing the finish line are […]