Resilience

Nearly 3 months ago my life almost ended. It was a moment I could neither predict or correct, but that singular moment changed the trajectory of my life. Some days I look back in anger on the [...]

This Race Means Nothing

“I hope you know, this race time doesn’t mean anything!” These words were spat at the volunteers at the finish line of a trail race by the irate family member of a runner still out on the course. [...]

Animal Instinct

Bombing the downhill on a crisp fall day, enjoying the smell and the sound of the leaves crunching under my feet. I round the corner of a switchback almost in flight, and then stop dead in my [...]

Starting From Scratch

A few years ago, I accomplished something that was never a feat I had imagined as a child, teenager, or even in my early twenties. It wasn’t something I dreamed about doing or that I even [...]

To Strive Together

There she was! Finally! After recklessly bombing down from 13,000 feet back to 9,000 feet, I was closing in on the 3rd place woman. I was in 4th place with a half mile to go and wanted that spot [...]