Dalmacija Ultra Trail 53km: DNF

Dalmacija Ultra Trail: 53km Sea Dut Omis, Croatia I think everyone is a little broken. Long distance running is a confrontation with yourself. It can pull you out of the dark recesses of your mind. You against you. You can learn who you are when you are in a relentless forward pain. Find your strength.Continue reading “Dalmacija Ultra Trail 53km: DNF”

Training for a 53k

What have I done to train for my upcoming 53k race? -I ran 70-80km a week. -I did a 34.5km trail race with quite a bit of elevation gain recently. -I tapered. -I will carb load today. There are ample Bosnian bakeries around to accomplish this. That’s about it. I am relying on years andContinue reading “Training for a 53k”

Safety Tips While Running

Many women continue to reflect on personal safety when leaving their homes and participating in something that shouldn’t be enshrouded in fear. For most women, we don’t have the luxury of a completely carefree run. Personally, I have been doing long runs outside in the early hours of the morning for many, many years. IContinue reading “Safety Tips While Running”

Skakavac Trail Run

Life is louder than its pulse. -Anthony Marra Skakavac 34.5km Trail Run Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina Race Report 2017 vs. 2018 What went wrong last year: My previous experience running Skakavac Trail  is in contrast to this year. Last year, there was a blizzard on the morning of race day in what was an unfamiliar countryContinue reading “Skakavac Trail Run”

Sarajevo Half Marathon

Sarajevo Sberbank Half Marathon Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina Race Recap I have been MIA on TaraRunsTheWorld for the last month. I have told people that inquired I am tired, or bored, or various other excuses because explaining the real reasons seem a bit too long-winded. Here is the space to explain the real reasons. TheContinue reading “Sarajevo Half Marathon”

Weekly Running Log Rundown

Sunday: I absolutely love running out here at Vrelo Bosna. It is beautiful no matter the season. Today it was foggy and damp, making it look like the fall in August. There are always lots of runners making their way on the paths. It is a bit of a drive so we make a morningContinue reading “Weekly Running Log Rundown”

Weekly Running Log Rundown

Maintaining my running schedule and returning to work, like: But, I am doing it and that counts for something. Sunday: And just like that, we are back in Sarajevo. It feels good to be back and running! Monday: I slept exactly zero hours last night but got myself out running, busted out and broke inContinue reading “Weekly Running Log Rundown”

Weekly Running Log Rundown

Sunday: I had planned on doing an evening run when I returned from our camping trip, but I ended up slipping in some water that had dripped on our hardwood, falling and hitting my head hard on the wall. My first concussion. I spent the night resting and confused. Monday: I felt better this morningContinue reading “Weekly Running Log Rundown”

Chris Bell: Thoughts from an Ultra Runner

Bangkok Runners is this amazing and welcoming running group—that is how I was introduced to Chris. On the weekends, runners would meet to run in the Khao Mai Keow jungle, located outside of Pattaya, Thailand. He rarely missed. Sometimes even when I had made no plans of a group trail blaze, I would bump intoContinue reading “Chris Bell: Thoughts from an Ultra Runner”

Idaho Hiking: Deep Lake and Lake Rock Lake

McCall, Idaho Moving Mountains With our little tribe, we did our annual camping trip with my dad and his wife. It is a highlight of our summer each year. We loaded up our Trail Blazer with all the gear and made the three hour drive to the middle of Idaho. McCall, Idaho is a goodContinue reading “Idaho Hiking: Deep Lake and Lake Rock Lake”