Running 111 mile Tour du Mont Blanc from France to Italy to Switzerland to France

  Trip. Of. A. Lifetime. Running ~20 miles a day from Chamonix, France through Italy and Switzerland and then back to Chamonix along the European Alps with views forever, daily cappuccinos, nightly beers, good conversation, and sleeping summer-camp style in refuges (mountain huts) along the way. Stepping back…this all started when we were running and…

Bishop Mule Days 2019

World-class equestrian event promoting the legacy, heritage and talents of the mule. Memorial Day week each year for nearly fifty years tens of thousands of people from all over the world have descended on the Eastern Sierra community of Bishop, California for the fun, friendship and camaraderie discovered in celebrating the resilient, tough, hardworking and friendly…

Running Madeira with Trail Run Adventures

We met Anna Frost and her now husband Ron Braz Braselton a few years ago when we ran Hut Run Hut, 105 miles across the Rocky Mountains with Rickey Gates.  The adventure did two things, started our friendship with Anna and Braz and wet our appetite for multi-day running adventures (not races, but adventures). After…

“Long Run” Saturday – Benton, CA

This week was a recovery run so we took the time to focus on hill strategy, history, and bugs. This run takes you from Benton Station (more or less), up a jeep trail a few miles, through the ghost town ruins of Montgomery City, and back to our van. Also, someone falls. Click here to…

Review: goodr Sunglasses Really are Good

    Despite the fact that the word “goodr” makes me crazy, these sunglasses are great. Months ago, I accidentally dropped my former glasses into the ocean (I am so sorry ocean).  Spring is here and so is the bright sun. God forbid I squint and create wrinkles unnecessarily.  It was time for a new…

Long Run Saturday – 15 miles around Calero County Park

Today we ran an easy 15 miles at Calero County Park, San Jose. It’s one of our favorite places to run. We enter at Rancho San Vicente and take Cottle trail to Lisa Killough trail. It’s an 8 mile loop with plenty of ups and down, but nothing too steep, all on jeep road or…

Long Run Saturday – 22 miles Pogonip to the Ocean

We ran 22 miles from Pogonip, to UCSC campus, through Wilder State Park, and down to the ocean. This is our story and first attempt at YouTube stardom. Considering our 12 views at the time of this writing, we are well on our way. p.s. I am having trouble embedding the video and as Scott…

Race Report – AR50 2019

I pulled my running way back over the past few years while my boys finished high school. As we got closer and closer to their departure from home, I felt less and less of a desire to be away training and running. But this year, with all three boys (now young men) happy and healthy…

Body Composition

A couple weeks or so ago, I did a body composition analysis at our local YMCA. I found it slightly remarkable. 1) It was free 2) It took about 2 minutes 3) It provided tons of fun data 4) All I had to do was stand on a scale, grab some electrodes, and hang tight The…