The word “disciple” means “a follower or student of a teacher, leader, or philosopher”. A practical example From 2013 and on, I got into this running technique called “ChiRunning”. This method of running is based off a combination of principles from Tai Chi and yoga. Supposedly it’s efficient, allows our legs to relax, focuses on alignment … More What is a Disciple?
Ultra #15 / Overall #45 / State #12 (New Mexico) Cactus to Cloud 50k 5/13/17 Alamogordo, NM (Oliver Lee State Park) -> Cloudcroft, NM After not having been able to race for almost 2 months now since the big D had been cancelled last month…. I was so ready to get out of town and do … More Ultra #15 – Cactus to Cloud 50k – 5/13/17
[BEGIN BACKDATED RACE REPORT: Ultra #2 / Overall #9 Hell’s Hills (Tejas Trails) 50 mi Rocky Hills Ranch Smithville, TX 4/5/14 Refer to my race report on the Hell’s Hills 50k from 4/6/13 for details on the course. On this race report, I’ll simply share our experiences as both Alex and I struggled to complete … More Ultra #2 – Hell’s Hills 50 mile – 4/5/14
[BEGIN BACKDATED RACE REPORT: Ultramarathon #1 / Overall #4 Hell’s Hills 50k – Tejas Trails Rocky Hills Ranch Smithville, TX 4/6/13 What did I get myself into?? Well, I blame it on my ultra running friend Alex. Apparently he had been training with Kate (a running friend of his). He had mentioned training for a … More Ultra #1 – Hell’s Hills 50k – 4/6/13
[BEGIN BACKDATED RACE REPORT: Ultra #3 / Overall #12 Wild Hare (Tejas Trails) 50k Bluff Creek Ranch Warda, TX 11/22/14 This was the first of the race series in training for the Rocky Raccoon 100 miler to come in January. My longest trail long run had been nearly 22 miles total up this point, preceded … More Ultra #3 – Wild Hare 50k – 11/22/14
[BEGIN BACKDATED RACE REPORT: Ultra #4 / Overall #13 Isle du Bois (“Island of trees”) (EnduranceBuzz) 55k Ray Roberts State Park / Pilot Point, TX 12/7/14 Isle du Bois = “Island of Trees” is a pretty accurate name for this race. Being in December, with the “chill of an early fall” (that’s a song by George Strait … More Ultra #4 – Isle du Bois 55k – 12/7/14
[BEGIN BACKDATED RACE REPORT: Marathon #11 / Overall #16 / Country #2 (Canada) Goodlife Fitness Toronto Marathon Toronto, ON, Canada 5/3/15 I had been planning on doing this race since the latter half of 2014 while I was training for the Twin Cities Marathon, while I was still recovering from my debilitating oblique injury. I … More Marathon #11 – Goodlife Fitness Toronto Marathon – 5/3/15
[BEGIN BACKDATED RACE REPORT FOR 2/7/15: Ultra #5 / Overall #15 Rocky Raccoon 50 miler (Tejas Trails) Huntsville State Park 2/7/15 “I have to finish, I already put the [50 miles] sticker on my car.” The Rocky 50 happened as a result of my injury from the double half marathons on New Years Day. I had been planning on doing the Rocky … More Ultra #5 – Rocky Raccoon 50 miler – 2/7/15