What the client really wants

While donating blood, the phlebotomist listened to what I said, and did what I asked. Unfortunately for me, that wasn’t what I really wanted. What people say and what they actually want are often 2 different things.

That’s crazy

Ultrarunners are often told that what they do is crazy. I’m telling you, only you can define crazy. No one else has any say in the matter. Crazy is just a roadmap that guides your journey.

2009 JFK 50 Miler – Race Report

This was my 2nd attempt at 50 miles. My goal was under 12 hours because that would qualify me for the Old Dominion 100 in June. I knew I could run it in under 12, but I wasn’t expecting to finish in under 9:40. Photos, video & course description.

2009 Baltimore Marathon – Race Report

This was my 3rd Baltimore Running Festival, and I stayed with Summer each time. I set a new marathon PR beating my goal by 4 minutes. I ate some amazing food. And met some of the coolest people in Baltimore (shout out to Constellation Energy).

2009 Triple Lakes Marathon – Race Report

A small, trail marathon in Greensboro, NC, the Triple Lakes Trail Race has 40-mile, marathon, half-marathon & relay options. All distances come fully equipped with tree roots. Be prepared to bite it.

2009 Bad to the Bone 50k – Race Report

The Bad to the Bone 50k has 8,800 ft. of elevation gain through the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. It’s a challenging course, but offers some pristine views of the moutainside. One of the most enjoyable races I’ve done so far.

2009 3Sports Sprint Triathlon – Race Report

The 3Sports Sprint Triathlon just outside Richmond, VA is a great entry-level triathlon. It consists of a 300m pool swim, 20k bike, 5k run. I continue to perform poorly on the bike, and excellent on the run. I always have spent more time on my feet than on my ass.

Birthdays when you get older

My 26-year-old opinion on how you should spend birthdays as you get older. Quit complaining about getting old, and celebrate your birthday for all the great things each year has added to your life… and all the great things that the upcoming year will bring.

2009 Xterra Xduro 21k – Race Report

A challenging course around the James River in Richmond, VA. This race has a few unique elements: stairs, storm drains and the Mayan Ruins. Not to mention some ridiculous humidity. It’s a fun race, but for me, it was a relaxing 13 miles in preparation for 8 more later in the day.