Ironwoman Summer

My first Iron-distance triathlon is in 26 days. I’ve been training solidly for 20 weeks, the first half of which was fully enjoyable and manageable. Then the hours started to creep up. A couple 20hr training weeks in… Read More

Not Born To Run: A year in the life of ultra-running in 20 slides

Or, how I ended up wearing hurache sandals next to Silvino Cubesare Quimare. In case you missed it, here’s the slideshow I presented for the Mount Desert Island Pecha Kucha event at the Bar Harbor Inn on March… Read More

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

Outrunning the polar vortex

Learn to love the cold When I raced cross-country skiing in high school and college, -4F was the official low cut-off temp for competition. Because of this we spent many weekends standing around in our thin spandex suits freezing our… Read More

Four Yoga Poses For Runners

Read here about the four poses I do almost everyday to balance out my less-than-perfect running form.

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