Swiftwicks before a run.
I’ve put these socks through the ringer. Over the past month, I’ve worn the Flite XT Five socks while training for a 50k, Crossfit workouts, and even on a backpacking trip. I haven’t found them to perform exactly as advertised, but they are still my favorite pair of socks at the moment. Click here to see my initial review on the socks.
Photo by Mark DeNio
I ran the Phunt 25k (15.5 mile) trail race last weekend near Elkton, MD, one of my favorite races of the year. My husband and I look forward to running it every January. I like everything about it. I like the hilarious emails that I get from the race director before the race, the pre-race indoor bathrooms, the varied, rolling course, the aid stations stocked with typical (awesome) trail race fare, and the great after-party with thumping music, hot food and adult beverages. To read my full 2018 Phunt 25k race report, click here.
Yamacraw Finisher’s Medal
In the heart of the Kentucky’s Big South Fork Recreational Area lies a trail race named Yamacraw 50K. 2017 was the 3rd year running and my first attempt at an ultra marathon. 33 miles through some of the most beautiful terrain central Kentucky has to offer.
Read the recap and my journey to ultra marathoner here.
Trap Pond Marathon Finisher Medal
The Trap Pond Half Marathon, Marathon and 50k in Laurel, Delaware is an old school trail race. No big sponsor arches, or even awards for the top finishers, max of 100 runners total, a cool medal and the chance to run laps around the namesake Trap Pond at the Trap Pond State Park. I am in the process of running 50 marathon in 50 states before I turn 50, and I had to be in DC for work, and this race was the weekend before I needed to be in the Nation’s Capital. Read my full report here.
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Carl Touchstone Memorial Mississippi 50 Trail Run Photo from race website
The Carl Touchstone Memorial Mississippi 50 Trail Run was this past weekend, March 4th 2017. The race itself has three distances – 20k, 50k, and 50 miles. I have not ran an ultra since I moved to New Orleans, and I figured it was time to break that streak. I ran the 50k distance and finished in 6:08:31 and 31/95 runners at this distance. Read on for my thoughts on this cool race and finally getting into the southern running community.
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