Admiring My Dirt & Medal (and New Skills)

It's a Mountain Junkies race weekend, so of course the weather is obnoxious cold. I mean was. It's beautiful and sunny and warm now. Post-race. Whatever. Since my Blue Ridge Marathon Double training is going so well, I opted for the shorter race distance today to reduce my odds of injuring myself on the trails. … Continue reading Admiring My Dirt & Medal (and New Skills)

Here’s Why We Use Quotes When We Say “Friends”

So I ran with some of my amazing "friends" this morning. We use quotes when referring to them because sometimes they say mean things like, "Hey! There is ice on Roanoke Mountain so let's run Peakwood!" The problem is that I don't live in Roanoke. I only have a vague memory of the Blue Ridge … Continue reading Here’s Why We Use Quotes When We Say “Friends”