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Michael Everson's Blog – July 2016 Archive (4)

We're on a mission

For the past two weeks, I have been racing.  Despite sleep deprivation and a nagging little achilles injury, I have been running pretty well.  So now it's on to the Pikes Peak Ascent in 3 weeks.  And here is who I am running for:…


Added by Michael Everson on July 30, 2016 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Woah, we're half way there, Woah Oh! Livin' on a Prayer.

Sunday was the running of the Barr Trail Mountain Race (BTMR for you acronym lovers).  This is a race I have loved for years.  There's been a lot of transition in the past 5 years, but it's still just a brutal as ever.  It's relatively simple: run halfway up Pikes Peak, and then run back down for a total of approximately 12.6 miles.  You would think that doing half of the Pikes Peak Marathon would be easy.  It's not.  Once the gun…


Added by Michael Everson on July 20, 2016 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Weekend Warrior

This weekend was filled with quite a few things I MUST do.  I try to do this work/life balance thing and I think I do it pretty well.  I try not to over commit, and I try to prioritize the important things and get them done.  This weekend, these were my priorities: The OC 500, Drums Along the Rockies, The Summer roundup Trail Race.  This was a lot to cram in to one weekend, but I was determined, so I made things work.



Added by Michael Everson on July 11, 2016 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Stop and Smell the...

Yesterday morning, Rich  invited me to a memorial hike to honor his daughter, Allie, who died in a car accident last week.  This really hit home for me.  The pain was all too real.  Someone I love and care about had lost the one thing that no parent ever wants to lose.  Another friend, Re, miscarried the day before this. She wrote a little post on Facebook that went like this:  "It was a wisp, a dandelion seed, a spider silk, a puff…


Added by Michael Everson on July 6, 2016 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

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