Lost in the Woods… but not for Long

This morning I added an emergency blanket and flint to my running pack. I had been meaning to do this for the last three months and out on the trail yesterday I would have been much less concerned being lost at night in the woods if I would have had those two items. One of…

Helichrysum – A Worthy Addition to Your Herbal Medicine Cabinet

Even though I have been using essential oils for over 20 years I only recently started collecting them for therapeutic use. Like many people (maybe even you) I dislike the side effects of most drugstore medications. I am not anti-prescription drugs or anti-western medicine but I am a huge believer that there are natural solutions…

Fall into Change – November 2017

I am a huge believer that everything happens for a reason. For the past few years, I have had a nagging sense of unfulfilled purpose. We all have a purpose in life. If not a “purpose” we at least have a desire to find fulfillment and satisfaction with our work. We all have different things…

Journey to Me on the Pinhoti Trail

Last weekend a few friends and I traveled 3 hours from Nashville to Dalton, GA for the Georgia Jewel Training Run. Only one of us is running the actual race, the rest of us were just checking out the trail. I’ve been trying to explore different trails in our area and this was a great…

Chafing…. I’m Against It! Check out this Easy DIY Recipe 

I was in the process of purchasing squirrel nut butter due to my chafing experience this weekend, and as I was reading the ingredients I realized they were very similar to a lotion bar I made about a year ago. I hesitate sharing this information because I consider myself a supporter of small businesses BUT…

Mile by Mile on the Way to my 50k!

Today was a big day for me. 20 Miles in 100 degree heat index. This doesn’t sound very far when I think about my amazing Ultra Running friends but this was a big confidence boost for me.  My friend Brittani is training for a 60k and agreed to drive with me an hour and a…

Training for the Blood Rock 25K and 50K

Running on trails is more than just running. In my opinion, you don’t even need to like running to love trail running. There is something magical about being out on the trails and tuning in to the world around you. Each trail has different features and the same trail seems different no matter how many…