Don’t Make it Easy

It's been a month since my race season ended and despite the magnitude of it, the moment it ended it was gone. I quickly rolled into pacer training and haven't looked back. But I remembered that I hadn't wordified it, so here's a short reflection. I've always considered myself a soul runner; out there for... Continue Reading →

When is it Time?

When do you know you've come to the end of a journey? Is there a sign? I think it starts as a whisper, faintly telling you that you don't feel the same way you used to. And you hear it...but ignore it. Because the thought isn't louder than your history with whatever it is that's... Continue Reading →

Ko Runs the World

Here I sit on a dock off Isla Grande, part of Islas de Rosarios, 40 kilometers off the coast of Cartagena, Colombia. It's midday. I've spent the day (going backwards): reading, snorkeling, getting a massage, and running around the island. A perfectly perfect day up to this moment in which I am writing. So many... Continue Reading →

Reflections on a race

If you're looking for a review of a race, you've come to the wrong place. If you ask, I will tell you all about the 2021 Midstate Massive Ultra Trail 100-Miler: the course, the aid stations, and how to plan for the unique challenges of the race. But I find running very personal; a work... Continue Reading →

Before and After

I don't really want to write about it. I started a few times over the past week and wrote every detail before deleting it all. It's not that I don't want to think about the journey into the wilderness. Jaime and I have talked a fair amount about it, recalling moments of levity, moments of... Continue Reading →

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