I quit a training run last weekend. I had 14 miles planned. I was dressed perfectly for the temps, had my nutrition with me, had the route picked out, and … Continue reading Why I’m Proud of a Run I Didn’t Finish.
One week from tomorrow I will be toeing the line of a 50 mile trail race. Last time I did a 50 miler I had two kidneys. This time I … Continue reading Preparing to Run a 50 Mile Race With One Kidney
As my kidney donation date neared in spring of 2017 I began to feverishly search on-line for examples of endurance athletes that donated and went on to still compete. I … Continue reading Living Kidney Donor – It’s Time to Get Back to Ultras
My mind was a back and forth between self doubt and compassion all day. It was the day before the Madison Half Marathon. 5 months and 19 days since my … Continue reading Half Marathon, Half the Kidneys. My First Race Post Donation.
As the page on the calendar turns from August to Setpember, I can’t help but notice how different it feels this year versus the 9 years before it. There is … Continue reading From Coach to Spectator
Do you ever take a step back from your life and really examine how you got to where you are? I did this recently and was amazed to realize that the major … Continue reading 5 Small Things that Created ALL the Things
Two days ago I ran my first 50 mile race – the North Face Endurance Challenge 50. The day brought humidity, a beautiful full moon at the start, great company, … Continue reading 4 Things I Learned From Running 50 Miles
Tomorrow is the big day – my first 50 miler! I have never run this far, so I’m mentally getting ready for anything. I’m ready for the hurt, the elation, … Continue reading The Ideal Relationship… Pacer Style
There’s a sweet spot in a training cycle that I’ve grown to love. And not just love, but truly revel in. It’s that sacred spot in a taper where you’re … Continue reading The Sacred Spot in the Taper
I dream vividly at night – so much so that I keep a note book by my bed. I’ve had some of my best art inspiration, writing ideas, and work … Continue reading The Space to Dream, and the Permission to Act on It