I’ve been having a blast this spring and now it’s officially summer! Yay! Since I returned home from Wisconsin last month, I’ve been busy working both of my jobs, and secretly planning a quick trip back to my hometown in Kansas to surprise my mother at the Smoky Hill River Festival! I hadn’t been back […]Read More Wow, it’s been a minute
I just had ten days off in Wisconsin, spent with my amazing Spaceteam trail family. We worked the same golf tournament that we did last year, the location being in Kohler, WI this year, as opposed to last year’s hot and humid Kiawah Island, South Carolina. Even though we worked hard with weird schedules for […]Read More Rested and Restless
Friday, April 5, 2019: I planned to be at packet pick up in Folsom when it started at noon, so that I could take my time working my way back to my Airbnb in Auburn by late afternoon. I got a killer Americano at The Pour Choice in old town Auburn, and made my way […]Read More Race Report: 2019 American River 50 Mile Endurance Run
A few years ago I was running a lot. I had a coach and a full racing schedule for 2016: two 50 mile races and a 100 miler to end the year. It was ambitious, and I was in it for all the wrong reasons. With the exception of an unplanned 50k personal best in […]Read More Slaying dragons
The last month has been a little rough, but not in necessarily bad ways. I’ve been busier than I have since I returned from the AT last fall. I committed to something that has taken the majority of my spare time, and that project will end in two weeks. I wanted to write a quick […]Read More Pardon my absence…
Saying “YES!” to opportunity means sometimes having to throw more logical or rational judgement out the window in the name of adventure, but sometimes it’s merely carving out moments in your day for new experiences in your life. It means eating questionably potent LSD while paddling the Shenandoah River, and eating at almost every deli […]Read More Saying “YES!” to opportunity (aka Just Eat the Acid)
Do you ever have those days where you just can’t get anything done because your cats are too f’ing cute? Seems like that’s what has happened to me lately. This procrastination has led me to this abbreviated post. But I know some of you have had bad starts to the week, or are stick licking […]Read More This was supposed to be about something else, but then….cats.
Hiking for 5 months was a dream come true. Especially at 41 years old. I found out pretty quickly that I was in a smaller-represented age demographic on trail. I felt like there were two major age groups: those who were 18-30, and those who were 60+. In the former, I felt like there was […]Read More Spaceteam!
I kind of gave you a hard and fast introduction to myself with my last post. I find it somewhat difficult to put myself into certain boxes, but sometimes it helps when you can categorize yourself as X, Y, or Z. It gives you an identifier that allows others to connect to you. Having anxiety […]Read More There are two types of hikers…Part 2
June 8, 2018. I was standing on the side of the trail, not having even gone a mile yet, and I was completely pantsless. Or shorts-less, rather. I made a half-ass attempt to look for other hikers before I began to wash my shorts out with my Dr. Bronner’s. At that point, I had a […]Read More There are two types of hikers…Part 1