My First Ultra-Marathon (Attempt): Oh Runner, Who Art Thou?

An ultrarunner is in a constant battle with oneself. Who else waits for recovery, in order to take themselves back to the scene of the crime, only to face their killer once again?  We wreck our mind, soul, and body, then like an addict, not wanting to OD, pace the floor in wait for the next battle with our healer? The mountains, physical and mental, … Continue reading My First Ultra-Marathon (Attempt): Oh Runner, Who Art Thou?

My First Ultra-Marathon (Attempt): I’m not ok, I Promise

I need to break this funk. But forgetting that the world is sinking into a crap volcano is hard to do though.  Running on the road or trail for three hours gives me too much time to think. I’ve tried hacking away at the negativity with the “Blade of Distraction” for a while, but my brain’s arms are getting tired. I slip between depression about … Continue reading My First Ultra-Marathon (Attempt): I’m not ok, I Promise

My First Ultra-Marathon (Attempt): My Training Schedule for Building Milage

This schedule is featured in the book, Relentless Forward Progress. I did not create it. I only use it for my personal training regimen. Btw, I love the book and every ultramarathon runner should own this book! Check out my new Facebook group for ultra-runners who weigh over 200lbs, otherwise known as Clydesdales! Find fellow husky runner’s weight-specific gear recommendations, injury mitigation strategies, fueling options, … Continue reading My First Ultra-Marathon (Attempt): My Training Schedule for Building Milage

Vegan Recovery Foods

Anti Inflammation With Omega 3’s: – Ginger – Flaxseeds – Turmeric Anti Inflammation: – Blueberries – Sweet Potatoes – Green Tea – Soy – Cooked Shiitake Or Oyster Mushrooms – Garlic Whole Grains: – Brown Rice – Quinoa – Barley – Steel Cut Oats Vitamin A: – Sunflower Seeds – Carrots – Sweet Potatoes – Winter Squash – Swiss Chard – Spinach Antioxidants: – Blueberries … Continue reading Vegan Recovery Foods

My First Ultra Marathon (Attempt): Healing IT Band Syndrome

Check out my new Facebook group for ultra-runners who weigh over 200lbs, otherwise known as Clydesdales! Find fellow husky runner’s weight-specific gear recommendations, injury mitigation strategies, fueling options, and more! Spoiler Alert: Remember when Mr T. beat the snot out of Rocky, then Rocky trained during an entire song and was able to destroy the old fool pittyier? Yeah, it takes longer than one inspirational … Continue reading My First Ultra Marathon (Attempt): Healing IT Band Syndrome

My First Ultra Marathon (Attempt): Why?

A metal bin, fixed to a buried wooden 4×4, marked my first allowable outdoor distance. My grandmother could see the paved driveway from her kitchen as she made lunch for her daily wards (5-15 grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other neighborly passerby’s). “You can go outside, but not past Calvin’s mailbox.” I put in many an hour hovering around the perimeter of that mailbox’s force field. … Continue reading My First Ultra Marathon (Attempt): Why?