The Wakeup Call; or, a matter of time 2

A few years ago I began a new routine in my life. Determined to make writing a priority, I decided that I needed to make time for writing. I set the alarm on my watch and every morning at 5am I’d roll out of bed before I had the chance to think too much. I’d ...

The Pemberton Half: Finding Speed Again 2

The Pemberton Half: Finding Speed Again
I had been planning for months to run the Pemberton Half Marathon which took place this past Saturday. During my recent 100K in the Finger Lakes of upstate New York I joked that that race was a training run for my big fall race, a half marathon in September. This was it. It was a ...

The Silent Cacophony 1

I’m sitting in an uncomfortable plastic chair in a cold waiting room at the Toyota dealership waiting for service to be completed on my car. There is little more grueling and painful than waiting. This is the place Dr. Seuss warned about, the place no one wants to get stuck. And yet here I am, ...

Race Recap: Twisted Branch 100K Ultra 4

Race Recap: Twisted Branch 100K Ultra
I stopped. The air was still, the forest around me as quiet as a cathedral on Tuesday. The trail wound through white pine, hemlock, and maple stands that blotted out the sun and made the heat of the day feel unusually cool. I listened for the footfalls or breathing of another runner, but heard nothing. ...