Category Archives: General

Entering Pain Management in a Post Opioid-Epidemic World

As an athlete I never thought I’d become a chronic pain patient. Negotiating chronic pain is no fun; and it’s made more difficult by being trapped in an uncaring system. Continue reading

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Historic Badwater Double an individual and team accomplishment

He thought to himself “what could I do that would be a personal celebration of my 70th, but also be ‘out there’ a bit.”

The entire notion of camaraderie at these races, and actually supporting each other out there when someone is in trouble, is the first thing I observed at my first ultra. More than any other factor, that is what created the “love at first sight” [that] has kept me coming back and [drove me to become] immersed full time in the sport as a race director. Continue reading

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Book Review – Idle Feet Do the Devil’s Work

 Disclosure: I didn’t receive a free copy but I did snag a cool discount by pre-ordering the e-book. Idle Feet Do the Devil’s Work is Ray Charbonneau’s fifth book, though the first that I’ve read. The title struck me on a deeply personal level since my … Continue reading

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Inaugural multi-day ultra in Florida invites international elites, novices

This November Ft. Lauderdale, Florida will become home to the first 6-day foot race in the southeast region of the continental United States. Aptly named for the Greek mythological character symbolizing ambition, Icarus Florida Ultrafest wants its participants to push … Continue reading

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Athletic Shorts: Jim ‘Animal’ Schroeder

In just a few weeks I get the honor of being part of the crew that will support Jim Schroeder, or Animal as he’s often referred, as he completes his first Badwater 135. Badwater is one of ultra-running’s most difficult … Continue reading

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Five Reasons to Volunteer for a Race

  Behind every running event is a team of volunteers tirelessly working with race officials to bring you an awesome race experience.  Volunteers help with all phases of race execution including packet pick-up, in-course aid stations, finish line, and clean-up … Continue reading

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Four Things Race Directors Want You to Know

Lots of thoughts are likely to cross your mind while you’re waiting in the start area of your next race: whether you’ll achieve a PR, if carbo-loading at that new Mexican restaurant was really such a good idea, how many … Continue reading

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