Sendero de los Muertos

About two years ago I headed up to North Carolina  to attempt my return to ultra running.  Christine & I picked this cool little race with a 50K (31 miles for me) and a 10 mile run (for Christine).  The website talked about elevation gain and mountains, but to a South Louisiana flat lander it didn’t mean that much.  Until … Continue reading “Sendero de los Muertos”

Race Day Forecast Calls For Pain

No.  That is not a typo.  That is a prediction.  And I believe it is about as accurate as most weather forecasts these days. Five weeks from today is race day and I am woefully unprepared.  Not sure where my training got derailed, but it is what it is.  I will continue to prepare the best I can and just deal … Continue reading “Race Day Forecast Calls For Pain”

One Year of Crohn’s

April 6th, 2013 One year ago today, I was working in the yard with Christine.  It was a Saturday and Mason had gone to a training class for teaching swim lessons at the pool.  When he got back home he went straight inside and lay on the couch with severe abdominal pains.  This was not his normal behavior. He had … Continue reading “One Year of Crohn’s”

Faster Than the Speed of Pain

A few weeks back, Mason & I were installing a new door frame at our house and talking about his swimming.  During the conversation, we discussed his goals for this year for high school, short course and long course.  One thing on his list was to improve his speed in the shorter races which will then transfer over to the … Continue reading “Faster Than the Speed of Pain”