Archive for January, 2013

17th Annual Holcomb Valley Trail Run

17th Annual Holcomb Valley Trail Run

Established in 1997 Holcomb Valley Trail Runs take place on the famous Pacific Coast Trail. Holcomb Valley Trail Runs offer spectacular views of Big Bear Lake, the San Gorgonio Wilderness and Big Bear Mountain Ski Resorts.

Mud, Sweat and Tears – Book Review

Mud, Sweat and Tears – Book Review

Mud, Sweat and Tears is an autobiography by extreme-adventurer Bear Grylls. What does Bear Grylls have to do with trail and ultra running? Absolutely nothing…and yet at the same time everything. Bear leads his readers through his early childhood growing up on a remote island off the coast of Britain where his adventures started at […]

SCARPA Spark

SCARPA Spark

Over the past few years I’ve lamented the lack of a good mid-weight trail shoe, I classify mid-weight as 9-10 ounces. It’s always been shoes 8.0 oz. or less don’t have enough protection and comfort or go big with tank like 12+ oz. shoes and plod your way down the trail. But now that I’ve […]

The Power of Strava

The Power of Strava

I grew up staring at the backs of baseball cards, reading box scores and scouring the newspaper every Sunday looking over the league leaders for Major League Baseball.  It would become what would start my mild obsession with numbers and over the years it has only grown more and more. So when I started running […]

Tracking Disney and California Adventure Miles

Tracking Disney and California Adventure Miles

We recently took our first trip to Disneyland and California Adventure and being that we have a young daughter we figured we would not be going on too many rides but we would be spending a lot of our time walking around pushing a stroller. I thought it would be interesting to track my status […]

2013 Goals – Doing it Right this Time

2013 Goals – Doing it Right this Time

It’s that time of year everyone sets goals. Even those people who don’t usually set goals set goals. They are nicely packaged as New Years Resolutions. Sadly, most will never come to fruition. Why? Not because goal setting doesn’t work. It most certainly does… when done right! How many goals did you set for your running […]