Oh deer! The Cave Creek Thrasher 33k

I lead the preview run for the Cave Creek Thriller and Thrasher races with Aravaipa running a week before the main event. And I was reminded that if given the choice, I’d rather race at night in the dark any day. So, just a few days before the race, I switched from the morning 24k... Continue Reading →


Javelina Jangover 25k- The Race of a Lifetime

On Thursday afternoon, two days before the Javelina Jangover 25k event, I felt the migraine coming. And despite my best efforts, I was up at 2 am doing everything I could to stay out of the ER. If you’ve never had a migraine before and experienced the blinding pain, light sensitivity, dizziness, and nausea that... Continue Reading →

Squirrel’s Nut Butter

I was first introduced to Squirrel’s Nut Butter over 3 years ago when I was volunteering at the packet pickup for the Black Canyon 100k race run by Aravaipa Running. Chris Thornley, the founder of Squirrel’s Nut Butter (SNB), had set up a booth next to the table where I was working. During a break,... Continue Reading →

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