Category Race Report

2018 Georgia Jewel Race Recap

Struggling… Did Not Finish(DNF)… Falling short… Words I could easily use to describe my athletic pursuits over the past three years. I tried to not treat them as setbacks and have tried to learn and grow from each experience. My battle with the Ga Jewel embodies this ongoing struggle. This year I finally left my […]

Georgia Jewel 50: My Big Fat DNF!

While running my first 24 hour race last year, the Midsummer Nights Dream Ultra, I pushed my distance limitations from 37 miles to 55 miles.  After 21 hours of running 1 mile loops I had to quit with a total of 55 miles, for which I pushed myself and my limits.  At the end of […]

Chattanooga Rat Race-2.4 Mile

  In my quick 5 minute summation detailing my recent blogging sabbatical (detailed here and here) I mentioned the effects a lower back injury has had on my running goals for the year, pushing almost all hopes of distance races out of the picture for the first half of this year.  I have discovered in the […]

Georgia Jewel 50 Mile Ultra Race Recap

My original goal for this year involved two giant goals, run a 24 hour race possibly getting 50+ miles and running the Tortoise and the Hare 50k race in November again to commemorate my first ultra distance race and see if I have improved my time.  Besides these big races I had decided to throw […]

Yeti Snakebite 50/50 Race Recap

Earlier this year I ran my first 24 hour race, the Midsummer Night’s Dream Ultra (details here).  At that race I pushed my limits and ran 55 miles, exceeding my previous record of 37 miles in a timed race.  While running my loops, a fellow ultra runner mentioned another race later in the year that […]

Running In Circles … A Midsummer Night’s Dream 24 Hour Ultra

Lovers and madmen have such seething brains Such shaping fantasies, that apprehend More than cool reason ever comprehends. ― William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream Last November I ran my first Ultramarathon, a race longer than a 26.2 marathon, at the Tortoise and the Hare 50k.  At the start of the year I set my major […]

Tortoise And the Hare 50k Race Recap

Two years ago I ran my first 5k, following that with my first half marathon a year later.  As I entered this year I decided I wanted to go big to end my second full year of running.  Thus my biggest goal for this year involved pushing my limits by running my first race with […]


On Saturday November the 15th I finished my first race longer than a half marathon, the Tortoise and the Hare 50K.  My time of 11:38:53 was one of the slowest of the days, but I overcame everything my body and the course threw at me and completed my first 50k race.  In a few days […]

Snowy Saturday Run and My 3rd Anything Is Possible Race

Three years ago I ran my first 5k road race, the Monster Dash.  A week later I ran my second 5k the Anything Is Possible 5k, a race started ten minutes before the clocks are set backwards an hour at 1:50 AM.  Since my first Anything Is Possible 5k three years ago, I have ran […]


(This is part 2 of this recap.. you can read part 1 here) As October and race day got closer I worried a bit about team members dropping off.  I had seen it happen so many times, a team mate gets injured or life gets in the way.  I was a bit afraid as some […]