My undergraduate college, Whitworth, had an amazing workout facility. It was completed during my sophomore year. Bright and shiny machines filled the room. Mirrors lined the walls and multiple televisions … Continue reading Bloomsday 2003
When I signed up for The Great Virtual Race Across Tennessee, there was a very real possibility I would not finish. The event required participants to complete 1000K (approximately 635 … Continue reading Wanna be a RAT?
When I lace up my running shoes, there are only two things I fear: the ground and other people. By the ground, I mean uneven parts of the sidewalk where … Continue reading Privileged to Run
Run. Walk. Up. Down. Stumble. Sweat. Regret. Hold On. These and many more were the experiences of my 13 miles wandering Powell Butte two weeks ago. I should be spending … Continue reading #52sparks: Faceless Portrait
I write a column for the quarterly Oregon Road Runners Club magazine, and wanted to share about my last ultra…and why I’m trying again.
On the last day of 2019, I went for a run on Powell Butte, right as the clouds started pouring down. I’ve run up there before, but always with someone … Continue reading Finding North
My mom’s nickname for me is George. It has been for as long as I can remember. Though it wasn’t until some time in my teen years that she admitted … Continue reading #52sparks: Happiness Is
Resolutions are ways to plan for the new year, but they can also be burdens that bring you crashing down after a single failure. Instead, each year I set up … Continue reading 2020 Goals
Last weekend I ran the Holiday Half Marathon in Portland Oregon. I have actually lost track of how many times I’ve run that race, and Facebook was of little help … Continue reading #RunPhD: Mile 11
It is really hard to get up to run in the morning. Even harder during the winter when it’s cold outside. You have to leave the warm cocoon you spent … Continue reading #RunPhD: Choosing Crazy