Category: Events

  • Tar Heel Double Down Challenge- 2023

    Tar Heel Double Down Challenge- 2023

    Today I completed my 2nd Tar Heel Double Down Challenge, The challenge includes the 4-miler before the main event, a 10-mile which is the featured race of the Tar Heel. Completing the challenge, of course, will get you the extra bling and bragging rights. After the usual early morning breakfast, I drove to the parking […]

  • 2023 Umstead 100- Journey to 100

    2023 Umstead 100- Journey to 100

    This past weekend I completed my 3rd 100 miles event at Umstead100. Many things went according to plan, and many previous lessons were applied to make this event an enjoyable one. But also, like everything in life, not all goes according to plan; there were many adjustments along the way as we had to adjust […]

  • 2023 Cisco Holi Color Run

    2023 Cisco Holi Color Run

    Today I completed my 1st Color run. I know, I know, how could I not have completed one? I have to admit that it was so much fun. Plenty of familiar faces, Udit, who finished his 1st Marathon over the weekend, joined us—Samuel, another veteran runner that I have not seen in a while, was […]

  • 2023 Tobacco Road Marathon

    2023 Tobacco Road Marathon

    The Tobacco Road Marathon once again, I am coming back to my 1st Marathon event. It was a perfect day, perfect weather for running (At least for me, it was), and for others, maybe a little bit on the cold side at the start. I double up on short sleeve shirt and very light gloves; […]

  • Ghost Road Trail 8-mile event

    Ghost Road Trail 8-mile event

    For today’s event, for the first time, I was going to be the sweeper at the Ghost Road Trail Run event. The sweeper is the last person/runner in the event to come in, making sure other runners are safe and that they all make it to the finish line. Since I am still training for […]

  • Durham 13.1 Happy Holidays

    Durham 13.1 Happy Holidays

    After completing Derby 50k, just last weekend. I was feeling great, still a little bit tired, but ready for this last event for this year. In the morning, I the usual latte with hot cereal and ate a banana about 35 minutes before the start. I like this event location since it is close to […]

  • 2022 Derby 50k

    2022 Derby 50k

    Coming back for more Derby 50k. Finishing Skinny Turkey on Thursday at an easy pace served as prep work for today. Even though I did not run yesterday and just did some stretching, my legs feel okay this morning. Derby was my first Ultramarathon, so it holds a big place in my running heart. Similar […]

  • 2022 Skinny Turkey Half

    2022 Skinny Turkey Half

    Happy Thanksgiving to all the runners out there Today was my eighth Skinny Turkey Half Marathon. This year I am volunteering as a 2:15 pacer. Taking it easy and not pushing the pace since I have Derby 50k on Saturday. This morning the usual latte with hot cereal and banana for later. The event location […]

  • 2022 City of Oaks Marathon

    2022 City of Oaks Marathon

     For the morning routine, the same as in plenty of other events, hot cereal with almond butter, coffee, water, and a banana about 35-45 minutes before the start of the event. Including a warm-up job of about 1 mile to the start line. It was so great to see so many friends at the start. […]

  • 2021 RootRock Trail Half Marathon

    2021 RootRock Trail Half Marathon

      I decided to run this event again since last year I had so much fun with its challenging course and great runners, plus last year finished 3rd place in my age group. Can I repeat? The InsaneRunning runner that ran it last year is not going to be able to attend this time. Similar […]