Last Saturday, I was enjoying a long run in the trails at my local wildlife refuge. About 5 miles in, I emerged from the woods onto the levee which runs parallel to a highway. As I paused to snap the above photo, grab some water and enjoy the coolish breeze, a pickup truck slowed to... Continue Reading →
Product Review: MUIR Energy Gels
*Update - I recently tried Muir's cashew vanilla flavor which tasted incredible! No rush of energy, but again, it's labeled as a slow burner. It helped keep me going on my long run. Muir announced September 9th that they are discontinuing the sweet potato and oregano flavor, so apparently I'm not the only one who... Continue Reading →
The Art and Science of Injury Recovery: 5 Tips for Getting Out of Your Head and Back in the Game
As any professional or amateur athlete can attest, injuries are par for the course in an active lifestyle. From minor setbacks to major damage that can sideline you for weeks or even months, injury is an inevitable part of any sport. There is no lack of advice out there for injured runners looking to return... Continue Reading →
Ain’t it Good to Know?
I've been looking forward to this week for some time. One of my besties and I had tickets to see Carole King in concert. As with all planned gatherings of more than 10 people, our concert fell victim to COVID-19 and has been postponed to a yet-to-be-determined date. I'm disappointed, of course, but given how... Continue Reading →
Screaming Monkey 100 – Rescheduled
Rescheduled! November 7-8, 2020 Don't miss this awesome trail festival!
Great ideas or "aha moments" can strike at any time. I have friends who swear their best thoughts come to them in the shower. Others keep a notepad on the nightstand for late-night brainstorms. For me, it's usually on the trails. I've taken to using Siri to dictate random thoughts that occur to me as... Continue Reading →
Healthy Investment: Recreation & Wellness Trends in the South
Searching online for information on trail running, outdoor adventure or plant-based foods, one might be led to believe that the Colorado Rockies or Pacific Northwest have cornered the market on outdoor recreation and healthy eating. But, not including the South in your brand’s growth strategy might mean you’re literally missing the forest for the trees.... Continue Reading →
In Cycling and Public Relations, Visibility is Key
As I steered my road bike toward the intersection, I noticed the driver of an oncoming SUV was clearly more engaged in her phone conversation than on the stop sign she was approaching. Sure enough, she barely tapped her brakes before barreling through. Luckily, I was paying attention, and hit the brakes just in time... Continue Reading →
Five Business Lessons I’ve Learned From Marathon Training
Call it crazy. Call it risky for someone with my back issues. Call it a mid-life crisis. Each of those would be accurate an accurate assessment as I take on training for my first half-marathon just weeks before the big 4-0. As I sit at my dining room table, icing my foot and sipping white... Continue Reading →