Bandera TX 50K Race

Our son came to visit for the holidays and we headed south to the Texas Hill Country to watch him compete in one of the Tejas Trail’s ultra-race events, this one held at a new venue called “Camp Eagle” in far southwest Texas near the Mexico border. While not to the level of some of... Continue Reading →

Bandera, Texas 100K Trail Race

We made a 3 day trip to Bandera as our son Erik completed his first 100K (62 mile) trail race in the rugged Texas Hill Country. I have been around competitive running for quite a few years as we have watched his progress through high school/college track and cross country and now into "Ultra" endurance... Continue Reading →

Road trip to the Texas Hill Country

This is just a short post as we are about to drive south to watch Erik compete in the Bandera 100K Trail Race. Once we return I'll make sure and post a comprehensive story about the trip and the experience of a trail ultra race. Should be interesting.

Reunion in Decorah, Iowa

Most of my wife's family lives in Iowa and Minnesota, including several that live in one of my favorite towns; Decorah, Iowa. When you think of Iowa you may think of flat corn fields but Decorah looks considerably different with hills, rocky cliffs, and beautiful trees everywhere. For a town of less than 10,000 people... Continue Reading →

Tough Mudder, Hugo, Minnesota

Erik and three of the cousins tackled the Tough Mudder 13 mile obstacle course race this past summer which was held north of Minneapolis in Hugo. The race features over 20 obstacles the runners need to complete like this serious ramp which stopped numerous contestants. To complete the race each team is forced to work... Continue Reading →

Bandera Texas 100KM Trail Run

Our son is a former collegiate long distance runner and has always had an interest in trail running, especially "Ultra Running" which is usually described as 50KM (31 miles) or longer. Not too long ago there were very few of these races but they have grown in popularity and today there are hundreds that can... Continue Reading →

Clear Creek Natural Heritage Trail

As Annette and I prepare for an upcoming half-marathon we have taken the time to explore many of the trails that exist in North Texas. This shot was taken early on a beautiful, cool morning as we ran along the wilderness following the Trinity River north of Dallas/Ft. Worth. The trail is flat and gives you... Continue Reading →

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