Trailblaze Challenge: South Mountain

Last weekend, I did an 11-mile hike at South Mountain in Connelly Springs, NC. I’d never been there before, so it was a great introduction to the park which has over 45 miles of trails. Our travels took us from the Jacob’s Fork parking lot in a big loop up a lot of steep hills […]

2015 by the numbers

Want to see how the last two years compare? Check out 2013 and 2014. This year saw one less race than last year, but about 14 more miles for a total of 221.25 race miles in 18 races! 1 5k 1 4-miler 2 8ks 1 5-miler 9 half marathons 3 trail races 1 marathon (and 1 failed […]

April update – Working on Mountain Goat status

April was a whirlwind of hikes (18 miles at Stone Mountain and 13 miles at South Mountain) and races (Rock ‘n’ Roll Raleigh and the Country Music Half Marathon) totaling 9,385′ of elevation gain! When I laid out my proposed April schedule, my physical therapist said “that’s a lot” but half-way through April, I moved to fewer physical therapy sessions, with […]

March update – Let’s run!

March brought a few more races, Rock ‘n’ Roll DC and the Elizabeth 8k, warmer weather and more hiking. After the half marathon, my physical therapy sessions moved down to once a week and we started working on agility drills. The drills aren’t as hard as the leg lifts, but they did make me sore. […]