The Golden Ultra Full Pint: Day 1, BLOOD Vk

Cover photo: Bryan Ting Going into race weekend, I had this illusion the Vk would be my “easy” day. I thought I could simply hike it as a warm-up for the coming days without expending too much effort. Man, was I wrong. Or at least, uncharacteristically naive. I should know myself better than that, and … Continue reading The Golden Ultra Full Pint: Day 1, BLOOD Vk

5 Unconventional Ways to Enjoy your First 50k: A Chuckanut Recap

There is a lot of information out there on how to successfully train for and complete your first ultra or 50k. But what about actually enjoying it? You can read all about training plans and gear, and hear everyone's two cents on what to do and what not to do. In thinking about my race … Continue reading 5 Unconventional Ways to Enjoy your First 50k: A Chuckanut Recap

Community: The Human Connection

Forewarning, this post is both unrelated and very much related to running. I've been thinking a lot lately about how we, as humans, establish and maintain a sense of community.  I guess this was spurred by my joining The November Project (more on that in a later post).  And since then, I keep finding myself … Continue reading Community: The Human Connection

In need of shoe advice

Ok, so for a while I've been wanting to add some shoes to my collection. Haha, well my running tool belt actually only currently contains a "collection" of two shoes, my VFFs and my Nike Free Hyperfeels, which I use about once a week. I want to add a shoe with a bit of cushion … Continue reading In need of shoe advice

I’m back, with an Instagram!

Not that I ever really left....I've just been inexcusably absent. So, in an effort to motive myself and hold myself a bit more accountable, I've created an Instagram account to compliment this blog. Or maybe this blog will become a compliment to the Instagram, who knows! Go check out therunetarian on Instagram! What are you … Continue reading I’m back, with an Instagram!