A Year in Sarajevo

“One doesn’t discover new lands without consenting to lose sight, for a very long time, of the shore.” -Andre Gide Our first year is coming to a close in Sarajevo. We will be back for another, but I thought  it warranted reflection after having some time to take in our new home. The year wasContinue reading “A Year in Sarajevo”

Upcoming Races

I always like to have a line-up of races on the docket to look forward to. Spring to fall are prime race seasons, so there are a lot to choose from–it was hard to decide! Idaho, USA 🇺🇸 Update: I accidentally signed up for two more races in Boise. July 4th, Firecracker Frolic Half Marathon.Continue reading “Upcoming Races”

Mostar Half Marathon PR

My mom and her husband were visiting us in Bosnia and Herzegovina for our spring break. They had been hanging out and touring Sarajevo for a week prior to our holiday while we worked. Then to kick off spring break, we took off to Mostar, a town in the Herzegovina region of Bosnia and Herzegovina, famousContinue reading “Mostar Half Marathon PR”

Transylvania 50K Ultra

What does not destroy me, makes me strong. -Nietzsche Just like muscles, when your mind breaks down, when it is depleted, it repairs and builds itself back stronger. I like to think after taking on the Transylvania 50k, I have built myself up stronger. Time will tell how lasting that strength is. Transylvania was aContinue reading “Transylvania 50K Ultra”

50k Gear Check

Do I send her with a stake, silver bullets or a garlic necklace? –An accidental haiku, by Mr. G As you likely know, I am preparing for my first Ultra. I have been gathering my needed gear for months now. What do you think–am I prepared or am I forgetting anything? 1. I am prettyContinue reading “50k Gear Check”

Running into the 50k Ultra World

“Face your life, it’s pain, it’s pleasure, Leave no path untaken.” -Neil Gaiman Elevation, oh my! That was my first observation of Transylvania100. The elevation gain for the 50k is 3,328 meters, which is 10,919 feet. That is not the peak elevation, that is the gain! I have wanted to do Ultra for years, but haven’t feltContinue reading “Running into the 50k Ultra World”

Wanderlust, from Burma: A Throwback

Traveling to Burma with a 17-month-old is not for the faint of heart. The idea to travel to Burma started in 2010 when they opened their borders, allowing the Burmese to explore the world and in reverse, allow others to experience their country. I believe it is because of this late acceptance of tourists inContinue reading “Wanderlust, from Burma: A Throwback”