Back In The Saddle

It has been weeks since I’ve placed thoughts, information, and/or insights onto this blog. It’s not that I haven’t experienced pangs of guilt about not writing for indeed this is something I enjoy doing. I have succumbed to what Stephen R Covey (author of “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People“) explained as the “tyranny of…
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2017 END-SURE

It’s crunch time for the 2017 running of the Extreme North Dakota Sandhills Ultra Run Experience. This is the 5th year that I have either been participating in or directing the event. As of Tuesday night, the number of registered participants (101) has far exceeded previous years. The weather forecast is favorable for everything from…
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Ryan’s Rise To Hrimthurs

It was late summer 2014 when I reconnected with Ryan. We met at MeritCare/Sanford hospital in Fargo,ND. When we initially met both of us were into running. Ryan was chasing marathon dreams while I was running on gravel and trails focusing on ultras.  Meeting during Streets Alive! on Broadway in downtown Fargo was coincidence. My employment…
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Actif’s Diverse Stage

It was time to get Ryan, gather his fatbike and gear into the van for the trip to Winnipeg, Manitoba. Ryan and I made it into Manitoba early Friday afternoon. We decided to explore some of the area that we would be trekking/riding for Saturday’s event. We made our way to Ridgeville and found one…
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Act 3 Of Actif

February 2015, an air temperature of -22F and -40F wind chill was a tough way to start the day. The curtain closed on Act 1 of Actif Epica at the St. Pierre-Jolys checkpoint. 16 miles on my bike with significant frostbite. Continuing would mean worsening frostbite, as I had no extra protection for my face.…
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