It Goes, Boys: To the Sea (Days 5-8)

The only way I am able to keep track of time is through counting the number of days I’ve been living life in the bike lane. It’s now been slightly over the week that I have embarked on this journey of a lifetime together with Taylor. During this time, we’ve crossed mountain ranges, fought headwinds,…

I am Trailstoked: Fullstoke and the Longest Run of my Life

I know I am strong. That might sound over-confident if it wasn’t for the fact that I got to witness my strength first-hand at the 5 Peaks Trail Running’s Fullstoke race this past weekend. Part of the Trailstoke race trifecta, it is Canada’s only such organized event taking place in a national park – in…

Racing in the Rain: Survival of the Fittest 18K

Rain was tapping tirelessly against the bright orange fly of my tent. I remained motionless in my sleeping bag, listening. Realizing that waiting any longer would only make me be late for the race and would not make it stop, I got up. It was raining, yes. But it didn’t sound like too much of…

First Contact: The Trail Racing World

“You’re running the 50k, right? How big is the big climb ahead?” I asked the woman who was probably the leading female runner of the day’s ultra race as I ran up beside her. We’d just left the first aid station, about 11 kilometers into the race (and 36 for her, as she was doing…