Race Report | Parkersburg 5K Turkey Trot 2017

Yeah that’s right! Runnin’ them mean 5ks! For those of you who don’t know, that’s about three miles, my shortest race to date. When my dear (now-husband) and I were engaged, we set some goals for the year. One of them was to run a race together! We then proceeded to undergo a trans-Atlantic move…

The Joy of Cross-Training

I haven’t been training for any races in particular of late. After getting through Cappadocia last fall and then all the moving and traveling of December-February, I’m trying to just enjoy running as an opportunity to de-stress and think again. At the same time, I’ve been diving into other forms of fitness. It’s fun to…

Race Report | Cappadocia Ultra Trail 60k

“You’re not afraid, you’re not afraid. Do not be afraid. You will not be afraid.” I supposed I should have realized when I signed up for an ultramarathon in the mountains it might come into conflict with my fear of heights at some point. However, hours into the race with shaky legs and a fuzzy…

Race Announcement | Cappadocia Ultra

Guess what y’all? Tomorrow I’m diving off into the great blue yonder to run 60K at the Salomon Cappadocia Ultra! Now since the last time I posted about running was six months ago in April, you probably have some questions. I will now use my amazing internet telepathy powers and answer them. Wow, this race…

I Think I Used To Be A Runner

I have long been reticent to use the term “runner” to describe myself. As a whole I tend to avoid naming my hobbies as identities. I write, but am slow to say I am a “writer.” I take photos, but I don’t know if I am necessarily a “photographer.” Over the course of last year…

Race Report | Nashville Ultra 60K

Oh man. I ran 37 miles. Where does one even start? Let’s go with mile 8. I hit the turnaround for the first part of the race with glee. It had been a great morning. I had consistently been running under 12-minute miles, my goal pace. I sped off from the checkpoint even faster. I…

Race Report | Eker Kosu 2015

Guess what? I ran in another race! A couple weekends ago my training schedule called for me to run a half-marathon. Though I couldn’t find a race of that distance in my area I did find a 15K pretty close and decided, “Really, what difference could four miles make?” This was the Eker Kosu 15K,…

Race Announcement | NashVegas 2015

Here it is! As I promised! And I’m sorry it took so long. My original plan was to run the Istanbul Marathon this Fall. Because of a change of some other circumstances, I will not be able to make that race. In order to fulfill my goal for this year of running a marathon, I…

What Goes Up Must Come Down | Running On Istanbul’s Büyük Ada

Long runs are becoming a more and more important element of my training plan. They also remain incredibly difficult to squeeze into my busy schedule, not to mention how complicated it is to try and plan runs over a dozen miles in a crowded metropolis. So this weekend I decided to head to the Büyük…

The Running

Oh… running. I thought it might be time for an update on my running adventures. I’ll be posting soon about how I got into running in the first place, etc. For now let’s pick up after Iznik. I was able to run regularly for a few weeks, and then work took me away for an…

Baby Got ‘Bak

   Airing out my Camelbak bladders on the coat hanger. One of the many things my poor roommate puts up with.  Does anyone have a clever caption for this photo?

UltraRunning Documentary | Finding Traction

I was glancing at my YouTube homepage today. Due to the number of ultra running and barefoot running training videos I watch, there’s almost always at least a few running things recommended to me. A full-length documentary caught my eye. I have a soft-spot for documentaries anyways, and this was one about ultras, a topic…