Alright, now’s the time: North Face Endurace Challenge

I could say that I’ve had a busy and hectic month. I’d be right, but I wouldn’t be telling half of the story. For the past month Sara and I have been dealing with a lot; I’ve started a new job as a graphic designer at a publishing company, and Sara and I moved from Marietta down into Atlanta.

Now with all of these changes and adjustments, I’ve been struggling to sort out my running. And if you’ve talked to me in the last year or so you know that running’s probably all I’ve been jabbering on about. Not getting my normal mileage in has been killing me. I know I’ve been more stressed out and in worse moods. But, with a few races coming up in the next few months it’s time for me to get back on track.

While I haven’t signed up for any yet, I’ve got three races in mind that I really want to do. They’re all potentially really exciting for different reasons: two of them would be with friends and one might be with Sara. But one is a little different, and has the chance to be my longest race/run ever.

It’s the North Face Endurance Challenge on October 15-16. When I first found out about it I figured, yeah, why not do an awesome trail marathon, but then I started thinking like I usually do that I could go farther, so it looks like I’m going to do the 50k (or should I run the 50 mile race? I mean I might as well, right? Who wouldn’t want to do that?).

It sounds like it’s really well organized, and there are some really great runners that will be there, most notably Dean Karnazes and Geoff Roes.

Anyways, watch the video. It looks like the Atlanta races will be down at F.D.Roosevelt Park in Pine Mountain, GA and will take place on the Pine Mountain Ridge, which is the southern most edge of the Appalachian Mountain range.

I’m excited to start thinking about racing again, and especially such an exciting race. In case anyone else wants to sign up, you can do so here.

By |August 9th, 2011|Running|4 Comments

My Favorite Trail

I love running out at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park. The trails are some of the best I’ve seen around Atlanta, and there are plenty of miles of them.

By |December 6th, 2010|Photo, Running|3 Comments

15 miles

Sara and I ran 15 miles on Saturday. We were really only supposed to run 10, but since we’ll be in Balsam Grove next weekend, we switched the runs. We were pretty tired since we kinda needed a rest (well, a 10 mile rest) after the Soldier Half Marathon. We’ll just do 10 on Thanksgiving morning instead of 15. It’s going to be fun to run on a new trail. I always loved trail runs in Brevard.

Last night I made some great fried noodle cake, shrimp, and bok choy dish for dinner. I tried to make it last week but it was only ok. I got it right yesterday.

I suppose it would be a good idea to link to the recipe. Mark Bittman’s Crisp Noodle Cake with Stir-Fried Greens and Shrimp. Also, I don’t add any extra water, as we use probably twice the recommended amount of bok choy and it has a good bit of water in it. And I cook the shrimp in a separate pan with a tiny bit of soy sauce and some pepper, otherwise they get rubbery.

By |November 22nd, 2010|Photo, Running|0 Comments