My First ‘Fat Ass’

I started running trails at the beginning of 2014, and I ran my first trail race in March of that year. Since then it’s been five years of trail running. I’ve learned a lot, conquered new distances and new types of events, and have pretty much transitioned to exclusively running trail races. But there was […]

Explore Your Limits 10K – Race Report

This past Saturday I headed up the road to Roanoke’s Explore Park for race #2 in the Mountain Junkies RNUTS series. It was a crisp, clear morning and I was feeling excited for the race. Such a nice change from all of the rain and gloomy weather we have had lately. I arrived about 15 […]

Frozen Toe 10K – Race Report

The Frozen Toe 10K almost didn’t happen. The race usually takes place on the Chestnut Ridge Loop, which is entirely on National Park Service land. Due to the government shutdown, the NPS isn’t currently honoring special use permits. I’d guess a lot of races would have thrown in the towel. But that’s not how Josh […]

Hello, Old Friend

Pandapas Pond and the Poverty Creek trail system in Blacksburg is one of my favorite places to run. It’s got miles of trails nestled in the George Washington & Jefferson National Forests, and it’s definitely one of my happy places. The weather was less than ideal this weekend, but I hadn’t run at Pandapas in […]

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