40 miles for bib number 40

40 miles for bib number 40

The 2018 Quad Rock 50-mile race was held on May 12th. For me, that fell two days after my graduation, four days after my mom arrived in Colorado, and one week after all my graduate school and TA obligations were complete. I was also working 20-24 hours a week in Denver. The commute to this … Continue reading

Down But Not Out–The Never Summer 100K July 22, 2017

Down But Not Out–The Never Summer 100K July 22, 2017

Last Saturday, I embarked on the biggest physical and mental challenge of my running career, The Never Summer 100K (NS100K) in State Forest State Park in Gould, Colorado. I picked out this race almost a year ago and registered for it in December of last year. I chose this race because it is a 100K … Continue reading

The Wicked Marathon, 3/25/2017

The Wicked Marathon, 3/25/2017

Hey, hey! Looks who is back from an 20-month hiatus. It’s been a long time coming, you know, updating this blog. I would usually only post after a big race or exciting vacation while I was living in Japan, so I wasn’t the most frequent blogger to begin with. However, I have decided that I … Continue reading

A Gift From the Universe

A Gift From the Universe

You can’t buy this gift on Amazon, at a Walmart store, or even at a secondhand store. Moreover, having a whole paycheck’s worth of yen or all the dollars in  your savings account won’t get you any closer to finding a way to obtain any gift from our beautiful universe. I title this post as such … Continue reading

She’s back on the trails…

She’s back on the trails…

For the first time ever, I entered a race twice and was actually able to run it the second time. Last Saturday was my second time running the Montrail Togakushi Mountain Trail Race put on by the awesome Kitashinano Trail Freaks Race Organization. I wrote a post about this race last year, and this post will … Continue reading