Santa Claus Classic 10k :: December 6, 2020

I always have a mental list of races I want to run at some point in the future. They usually earn a spot when there is a conflict on that particular date with plans we’ve already made. This race was one of those. Our calendar is always full in December, and until this year, we’ve…

Tryptophan 10k & Peachtree Road Race :: November 26, 2020

It literally wouldn’t be 2020 if there weren’t some crazy change due to the pandemic. The Peachtree Road Race was no exception. The Atlanta Track Club delayed it from July 4th to Thanksgiving Day, and when Thanksgiving Day approached, it became a virtual race. I had pretty much given up on the PRR, but not…

Scaly Mountain

Some days you wake up and decide to venture out a little farther than you usually do, and sometimes it really pays off. We are spoiled to hikes with waterfalls or mountain top views, and have tackled most of the reasonably distanced ones, so we made the last minute decision to head into the neighboring…

Blood Mountain

We have hiked Blood Mountain probably more than any other trail simply because the views are amazing for a drive that isn’t too bad. The weather was supposed to be nice this weekend, so we planned on hitting the AT, and this section specifically. The forecast was a little cloudy but we decided to head…

Trick or Trot 5k :: October 31, 2020

Of course the year where all of the holidays fall on a Friday or the weekend, is the year of chaos. Thankfully as 2020 has passed, things have slowly started getting back to normal, including races. I’m fairly certain we are going to end the year out with several in-person which is a huge deal….

Smoky Mountains Half Marathon :: September 12, 2020

There’s no feeling like not being able to have the running wedding weekend you’ve been planning for over a year. It’s a little unnerving when the entire thing falls apart one piece at a time. No race. No wedding. No Disney. We just wanted to be able to have our wedding on a very specific…

Tallulah Gorge and Minnehaha Falls

We love finding new places to explore, especially during the summer when we don’t have school or holidays to juggle. Izzy and Vanessa wanted to join us, so we made plans to spend the day at Tallulah Gorge and Minnehaha Falls. Both short hikes, which we thought would be a great choice with a little…

runDisney Virtual Series Space Mountain 5k :: August 29, 2020

We really should be more diligent about planning runs for the virtual summer series. It’s totally less exciting than running a real race, and as much as I want to dress up and have fun, I look like an idiot doing it alone. Next year will be different. We are going to plan better. But…

Wolf Laurel Top

We did a thing. After months of being without a second, and searching for the perfect addition for us, we accidentally found him, and he’s the perfect fit for our family. We literally cannot get enough of him. Jake took him home Saturday night and Sunday morning we were headed to the mountains for one…