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”

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”

Departures and Arrivals: Another Year Abroad

Most people consider January 1st the New Year, but teachers think in academic years. The first day of school is our first day of the year. The two month summer is a sort of reprieve from time itself. As we head into another year, we get ready for it in expat fashion. Two fifty poundContinue reading “Departures and Arrivals: Another Year Abroad”

Run For Your Life 10k

Boise, Idaho 10k Race Report The same week as my race, my mother and mother-in-law had surprised me with a spa day so I could get a deep tissue massage to work out some of the knots that have been hanging around for too long. My massage lady nailed those knots, but it left meContinue reading “Run For Your Life 10k”

Weekly Running Log Rundown

I was feeling pretty dead this week. So, I listened to my body and went slower. Sunday: My legs were hella tired today. Two half marathons in one week, both sub 1:45 half’s, had my legs asking for a recovery run–slow n’ easy. Monday: Shortie run. Had to get out of town and needed toContinue reading “Weekly Running Log Rundown”

Fit for Life Half Marathon

Race Report: Fit for Life Half Marathon Boise, Idaho The day before the race, I fatted out big time. I usually go for a hike or something on my rest days, but considering I had just done a half marathon on Wednesday and had another on Saturday, I figured my body could use a lazyContinue reading “Fit for Life Half Marathon”

Weekly Running Log Rundown

Hey, hey! I hope you are having a lovely summer weekend! Here is my running log rundown for the week. Sunshine with a chance of sunshine this week. Sunday: The in-laws were in town, I so tried to get out earlier than most of my summer runs have been. I don’t want to make themContinue reading “Weekly Running Log Rundown”

Sarajevo’s Abandoned Bobsled Track

Nestled on Trebević mountain, winds an abandoned bobsleigh track built for the 1984 Winter Olympics. It has since been left to let nature and war reclaim it. It now shows its age and disrepair through graffiti, moss growth on the siding, bullet holes, and the crumbling concrete. Our hike down from the cable cars. They are happyContinue reading “Sarajevo’s Abandoned Bobsled Track”

Getting Your Family Involved in Running

If you are interested in getting your family involved in your running life, here are some ideas of where to start. Family hikes and after dinner walks. I think this may be the key. It helps kids if they have a base-level of ability. It isn’t running, but it is activity on their feet. HikingContinue reading “Getting Your Family Involved in Running”