Life, Trail Running, and Birthdays

When I left the house yesterday morning for a 20-mile trail run, it was cold and windy, raining, still dark out, and God only knew what shape the trail was going to be in. I’m guessing not many people would choose to begin their birthday this way. But I’m an ultrarunner, and thus certifiably bonkers, …

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Swamps, Werewolves, and 60 Miles: My Loup Garou birthday run recap

I could have stayed home for my 60th birthday last week, eating pizza and chocolate cake like a sensible person. But if you’re an ultramarathon runner, your mindset has diverged from what other people call sensible. You think a milestone birthday should be celebrated with a challenge, preferably one with lots of pointless suffering in …

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