First Marathon – Run Oak Island

Pre-Race: The 2016 #RunOakIsland half marathon was my only my second half marathon. I ran a PR and finished 4th overall. I absolutely loved the course, had a great time, and really appreciated the #CoastalRaceProductions staff. When they announced that they were going to do not only their first marathon but, to their knowledge, the […]

Looking to 2017

  2017 Goals I’m going to group these by “participation” goals, timing goals, and stretch goals. Participation Goals Run 2017 miles I didn’t hit 2016 in 2016. In 2017, I want to be more consistent and get back to running a bit more regularly. Attend OCRWC in Canada I’ve qualified two of three years for […]

Spartan Race Jacksonville Super and Sprint Review

Check out my Spartan Race Jacksonville Review. Reach out, comment, or share! Pre-Race: Originally, this was going to be the conclusion of mine and Amanda’s 4 X Trifecta, but we ultimately decided not to attend Killington, Vermont this year. Thus, with Amanda’s mom in town, she ended up not taking the time to come down, […]

Spartan Race Atlanta Super Race Report

Feel free to comment on my Spartan Race Atlanta Super review! The Race: I start towards the front, but not on the first two rows. I’m not planning on going out super hard, and think that the Sprint the next day is where I’ll have the potential to place in the top 20, which is […]

Carolina Spartan Beast 2016 Review

Pre-Race: This past weekend, Amanda and I participated in the Spartan Race Carolina Beast. This finished up our Trifecta for the year. We ended up camping at Lake Wateree State Park in our new CR-V Camper. For those that don’t know, we have been transitioning our CR-V into a camper for a cross country driving […]

#BAM Run Ocean Isle Beach

Pre-Race: The Run Ocean Isle Half Marathon marked the fourth and final race in the #BAM (Big Ass Medal) series put on by Coastal Race Productions. Coastal Race Productions is an awesome company out of Brunswick County that has set to create a year-long half marathon series for Brunswick County. I raced all four in […]

Spartan Race Elite Wintergreen Sprint

Pre-Race Wintergreen. One of the iconic Spartan Races on an insanely difficult mountain. I got demoralized last year at Wintergreen. For the first race I’ve ever done, I wanted to quit during parts of the reason. I’d never experienced that before, so I knew that it was difficult. I was also so terribly sore after […]

Run Holden Beach – #BAM Series Race Report

Pre-Race: My family has been vacationing at Holden Beach for 25 (or maybe 26!) years. We have hit the beach each and every year, although because of my work schedule, the last few years I’ve only been able to spend a small amount of time with the family at the beach. With this being said, […]

Devil’s Path Hiking Trail Weekend

Initial Thoughts: This is going to be an incredibly long post, so if you want the cliff notes, I’m going to give them here as succinct as I can. I’ll go into each of these bullet points in more detail below. The Devil’s Path is regarded as the most difficult weekend backpacking trip around. This […]