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BUCKLE, BABY!

Aug

21

2012

BUCKLE, BABY!

Eric

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We did it . . . and I truly mean “we”.  This was a team event and I’m not quite sure yet where to start with the thanks that are due to family, friends and many other supporters of this adventure and fundraising effort to help cancer patients through the Life & Hope Fund.  We...

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BRING IT

Aug

17

2012

BRING IT

Eric

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I never feel more alive than when I am in great pain, struggling against insurmountable odds and untold adversity.  Hardship?  Suffering?  Bring it! -Dean Karnazes, Ultramarathon Man, Badwater Winner & 2-time Leadville 100 DNFer We’re about 10 hours from the start of the Leadville 100 Trail...

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THE LEADVILLE 101.5: NO ONE IS SPARED

Aug

16

2012

THE LEADVILLE 101.5: NO ONE IS SPARED

Eric

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We are now at the section we’ve all been waiting for, the signature of Leadville, Hope Pass. This section is brutal and should not be taken lightly. You may not have a problem while actually climbing Hope but it’s damage will manifest itself later in the race. No one is spared. -Leadville...

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THE LEADVILLE 100 TRAIL RUN: A PRIMER

Aug

9

2012

You are better than you think you are, and you can do more than you think you can. -Ken Chlouber, Leadville 100 Trail Run Co-Founder and one sick puppy   Guess who has raised $11,766 of awesomeness for the Life & Hope Fund to help cancer patients?  Well, that would be YOU!  So proud of your...

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“YOU MUST COMMIT”

Aug

2

2012

“YOU MUST COMMIT”

Eric

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You must commit: “I will not quit!” -Mark Larson, ultrarunning motivational philosopher and thong-wearing 2:50 marathoner Looking to support our efforts to help cancer patients?  CLICK HERE for more information on the Life & Hope Fund and then contribute!  $11,516 of awesomeness raised...

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A LETTER TO MY PACERS

Jul

24

2012

By trying we can easily endure adversity.  Another man’s, I mean. – Mark Twain, writer and wannabe ultrarunner Whoohoo, you are rockin’ the Life & Hope Fund…$10,416 of goodness to help cancer patients and their families so far.  Wanna help? Click HERE to learn more. And...

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AND IT WAS A MISERABLE, MISERABLE DAY

Jul

18

2012

AND IT WAS A MISERABLE, MISERABLE DAY

Eric

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Good judgement comes from experience, experience comes from bad judgement. – Mark Twain a.k.a Samuel Clemens, writer and wannabe ultrarunner $9852 raised to help cancer patients through the amazing people at the Life & Hope Fund.  Want to help? CLICK HERE And on with the blog… We were...

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INTO THE ETHER

Jul

10

2012

I am convinced that there are universal currents of Divine Thought vibrating the ether everywhere and that any who can feel these vibrations is inspired. – Richard Wagner, German Composer and Wannabe Ultramarathoner $7872 raised to help cancer patients through the Life & Hope Fund.  You are...

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50 DAYS TO LEADVILLE: MEET THE INMATES

Jun

29

2012

50 DAYS TO LEADVILLE: MEET THE INMATES

Eric

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I love to sail forbidden seas, and land on barbarous coasts. Not ignoring what is good, I am quick to perceive a horror, and could still be social with it—would they let me—since it is but well to be on friendly terms with all the inmates of the place one lodges in. -Herman Melville, Moby Dick What...

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THE GRANDMA’S MARATHON DOUBLE: ALMOST KENYAN

Jun

19

2012

Interested in supporting the Life & Hope Fund in their efforts to help cancer patients and their families?  Click here for more information.  $6722 to date . . . THANK YOU! And on with the blog . . . Successfully completed the 52.4 mile Grandma’s Marathon Double on June 16, 2012 in under...

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