I started trail running before Christmas 2011. Since my trail season starts in the Fall and ends in the Spring, this is my fourth trail running season. If you’re a trail runner in the Rocket City you can’t help but think about our most renowned local trail race: Mountain Mist 50K. So, FOUR trail seasons … Continue reading 4 Saturdays Until Mountain Mist
My friends and I decided to do a lunchtime Christmas Eve trail two days ago…and leading up to it I knew the trails would be messy, but I hoped the rain would stop for our actual run. We gathered up and headed out and it was about 45, which is chilly, but y’all…the trails were … Continue reading Why Does This Keep Surprising Me?
Edited to add – I’m tired. Wes woke up 5 times last night. This report is full of spelling/grammar errors I noticed after I published. Blame my kid. The Good RUN LOCAL I highly recommend running local races because the support you see/feel on the course is unmatchable by ANYTHING ELSE. I didn’t have anyone … Continue reading I drank beer at mile 23. (A Race Report.)
Tomorrow is a big day for 2000’ish runners and probably 100s of spectators, volunteers, and support staff. It’s the Rocket City Marathon. And it’s special this year because almost EVERYTHING about it is new. The course, the expo, EVERYTHING. And there are a few dozen people who have been BLEEDING this race for the last … Continue reading Dear Huntsville,
(And another reason why I probably need a therapist.) I feel bad saying I’m “dreading” the marathon this weekend because I feel like that might have not focused the “dread” on the right place. The “dread” is with the ROAD, not the RACE. It’s the same reason why my midweek running has fallen off track … Continue reading My Problem With Road Running