Healing achilles tendonitis and plantar fasciitis

Too much of a good thing I had planned on finishing my 2013 six month ultra running and racing season with the Mount Desert Island Marathon on October 20. But then a couple late season opportunities came up… Read More

Part 2: La Ruta Run, 2013 Race Report

La Ruta Run 100k & 52k Race Report, October 16, 2013 Race day morning started with a 4am minibus ride to a prerace breakfast of fruit and some particularly greasy gallo pinto. When we got to the start… Read More

Thirteen Tarahumara, a minibus and me

How I ended up in a minibus with thirteen Tarahumara Indians driving around San Jose, Costa Rica for five days On a rare rainy day this summer I was wrapping up an equally rare full morning of work… Read More

Day 2 with the Tarahumara in Costa Rica

We spent all day together – we sang, we danced, we ate and we bathed in holy water. We visited coffee plantations and a gorgeous permaculture farm. But the highlight of the day was Silvio’s fart on the… Read More

La Ruta Run!

In a little less than two weeks I’m headed to Costa Rica to run La Ruta Run. The details are still a little fuzzy to me, but here’s what I know so far. We start in Jaco, a… Read More

Six things I learned during my first year of training for ultramarathons

I had a solid four years of barefoot running behind me But I hadn’t run further than 8-miles since before my girls were born. I had heard about the Western States 100 when I thru-hiked the Pacific Crest… Read More

Great Cranberry Island Ultra 2013 – my second 50k

Warning, apparently ultra runs require ultra blogs. You might want to grab a Gu for this one . . . Prelude The first road race I remember watching was the 10-mile Lobster Classic held in Hancock, Maine every… Read More

Report on the Pineland Running Festival and my first 50k race.

Finding ourselves in the middle of what appears to be new weather trend – spring hurricane season – we wisely opted not to camp out Friday evening. Instead we drove down early Saturday morning and the four of… Read More

Why Women Should Run (and why they need to have more fun doing it)

This is my response to the article “Why Women Should Not Run“. To spare you the tedium, I’ll summarize his main point: Running is stressful. Stress contributes to weight gain. Therefore women should not run. Running will only make… Read More

How I ditched my shoes, in 20 slides

Here’s the live-recorded version of the slide show I gave at Blue Hill’s Pecha Kucha night December 5, 2012. The Pecha Kucha format is that each presenter shows 20 slides for 20 seconds and gets to spout off on anything they… Read More