10 Life Lessons I Learned from My First 50-Mile Race

1. Any great endeavor requires patience. I ran my first ultra last year. Actually, I limped most of it and ended up hurting myself pretty bad. Sitting on the sidelines only seemed to reinforce just how impatient I am--I was cranky, angry and eager to try again. I didn't listen to anybody, and I kept trying … Continue reading 10 Life Lessons I Learned from My First 50-Mile Race

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Altra and the DC Capital Striders

Earlier this year, I made one of the best decisions I've made since I started running: To join a running group. And not just any running group. I joined a group of dedicated, hilarious, adventure-hungry trail junkies. They call themselves "The Wolfpack." Not too long after I discovered my new favorite people, I was honored … Continue reading Altra and the DC Capital Striders

Is ultra running really bad for your heart?

Earlier this week, a study was published that found that long-term distance running leads to heart complications and increased risk of heart attack. The paper was published in Missouri Medicine, the journal of the Missouri State Medical Association, whose cover was practically a gigantic warning sign against long-distance running: Following the journal’s publication, various reputable … Continue reading Is ultra running really bad for your heart?