Hokie Half 2019

The Hokie half is special to me as it was my very first race back in 2015. I was overweight, not much of a runner, and had no idea how to train, but I decided to sign up and give it the ol’ college try. My goal for that race was to finish before the […]

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The Time I DNFed

I guess it was inevitable. Stubbornness and grit can only do so much, especially when there’s excruciating pain involved. If I had to DNF though, I’m glad my first time was during the Massanutten Mountain Trails 100. Why? Because now I have an excuse to go and party on the mountain again. Let’s do a […]

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Happy Week Before Christmas

The weather outside is not so frightful, and for that I’m thankful. Especially after that weekend of non-stop rain. Since 2018 is coming to a close, I’d like to do an update on life, love, and the pursuit of happiness (otherwise known as fitness goals). As many of you know, I took a break from […]

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The Hiatus

It’s been a while since I’ve posted an update. Life has been a whirlwind of changes recently. But I’m not here to talk about that. I’m here to talk about running. Is that really surprising though? As some of you may recall, in my last post I wrote about how I was struggling for motivation […]

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Run Blog 07

I’m struggling for motivation to run. It’s been like this since I completed Devil Dog 100 back in December. I thought perhaps it was because I had achieved all the short-term goals I set for myself, but I’m starting to wonder if the real culprit is this ridiculously cold weather. I prefer running first thing […]

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Devil Dog 100 Race Recap

I’m having a hard time believing it’s over. Twenty-five weeks of rigorous training and nervous anticipation has finally come to a close. But. What. An. Experience. This was a race of many firsts for me. First 100. First full night’s rest before a race. First drop bag. First experience with pacers (who were absolutely fantastic). […]

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Run Blog 06 + Race Report

What an intense couple of weeks it’s been. First, let’s start with a little backstory. On October 27 I went out for a quick 8-mile pop around my apartment; it was a cycle down week, so nothing crazy. The first few miles felt fine, but around mile four I felt a little twinge in my […]

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Run Blog 05

If you had told me a few years ago I’d be waking up at 3:45 in the morning on a Friday to run 20 miles before work on a mere four hours of sleep, I’d probably have looked at you like you had sprouted three heads. But here I sit sweaty, hungry, and a little […]

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Ahead of Myself

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything personal, so let’s change that. On Monday I posted something to Facebook relating to my struggle with depression. I woke up that morning feeling raw. I’m not sure if you can understand what that means, but that’s the best way to describe it. It happens to me […]

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Twisted Branch 100K Recap

Stretched out in the backseat of my car as Marc and Beth take turns driving back to Virginia seems like a great time to reflect on everything that’s happened in the last 48 hours. As most of you know, I completed my first 100K this weekend (although at officially 64.7 miles, it was closer to […]

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