Tag Archives: running

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 […]

Still Alive… Part 2

In last Thursday’s post I hurriedly summarized the end of the year and circumstances that developed as I headed into the end of the year.  As I headed into December of 2015 I found myself injured and getting slower.  I decided I needed to take some time off and heal up.  I assessed the issue […]

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 […]

And Then I Dissapeared…

When I began this blog back in 2012 my goal was simply to provide me a means to keep my self accountable.  At the start of the year I weighed close to 365 and had numerous health issues of notable concern. As I trained for my first 5k and eventually triathlons this blog transformed into a […]

Half Way There

Last year proved to be a pretty good year for me: I finished two Olympic distance triathlons and pushed myself through my first 50k ultra trail running race.  At the beginning of this year I decided to forgo triathlons and really focus on distance running and slimming down a bit to improve my overall speed. […]

Reflections and Recollections

Every morning when I open up facebook I eagerly look to discover what tidbits from my past facebook will pull up.  If you are unfamiliar with it, facebook offers a feature that will sift through your posts from years past and show you what you were posting about on that day two, three or more […]

3000 Feet Before Sunrise… In Photos

A couple of weeks ago on Memorial day weekend, I travelled to Gatlinburg Tennessee to run some trails with a few facebook friends.  The crazy idea involved running/hiking Mount Le Conte to view the sunrise above 6500 feet and then continuing our run down the mountain via some other trails, completing about 17-18 miles for […]

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 […]

Double Top/Double Tap 100 50k Recap

So far this year I have run a marathon (details here), the Bear Blaster 50k+  and a 12 hour race for 37 miles, seven days apart (details here and here), My most recent race exploit proved to be the most difficult and challenging 50k race I have ever ran, the Double Top/ Double Tap 100 ultramarathon. […]