Walnut Creek Trail Route Review

Walnut Creek Trail in Raleigh, NC The Basics Location - Walnut Creek Trail, Raleigh, NC. See parking options.Length - 15.7 milesSurface - Paved Greenway The Walnut Creek Trail is part of the City of Raleigh Greenway System and follows the banks of Walnut Creek from its origin at Lake Johnson to its destination at the … Continue reading Walnut Creek Trail Route Review

Umstead Park Company Mill Trail

William B. Umstead State Park - Company Mill Trail The Basics Location -Umstead State Park, Reedy Creek Entrance, 2100 N. Harrison Ave., Cary, NC 27513Length - 6.3 miles (from parking lot)Surface - Natural single-track trailElevation Gain - 708 ft.Max Elevation - 455 ft. The Company Mill Trail starts just off the main Reedy Creek Entrance … Continue reading Umstead Park Company Mill Trail

Lake Johnson Park Lake Loop

Trail Entrance at Lake Johnson Park The Basics Location - 5041 Avent Ferry Rd., Raleigh, NCLength - 2.9 milesSurface - Paved GreenwayElevation Gain - 176 ft.Max Elevation - 425 ft. Difficulty (3.5/5) Running clockwise from the main parking area off Avent Ferry Rd., this 3-ish mile loop is relatively flat for the first mile. Once … Continue reading Lake Johnson Park Lake Loop

MST Run Report #1 – Defining Moment

What a journey. It’s been a couple months after I climbed the sand dunes of Jockey’s Ridge to complete my 24-day, 711-mile Mountains-to-Sea Trail run. Though I am still wrapping my head around the big picture of this experience, I am excited to share some takeaways and photos from my run. I will share these … Continue reading MST Run Report #1 – Defining Moment

How do you train to run for 24 straight days?

In under three weeks, I will set off from Clingman’s Dome on my Mountains-to-Sea Trail quest. Now that it’s almost here...the emotions and realities of this challenge are beginning to climb their way into my brain. Even some second thoughts...like why the hell did I schedule this run during the last two episodes of Game … Continue reading How do you train to run for 24 straight days?

Next Challenge: Mountains-to-Sea Trail #AchieveAnything

Can I do it? Is it possible? What will it take? These are the most common questions that run through my head when I think about this upcoming adventure. And the answers...well...I don’t have any. When I started running five years ago, the goal to run an ultramarathon gave me motivation. It seemed like such … Continue reading Next Challenge: Mountains-to-Sea Trail #AchieveAnything