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It was cold. It was pouring. There was no place I’d have rather been.
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Damn that was fun. At a certain point, you just run out of words to adequately describe the feeling that comes with being someone else’s eyes. Don’t know how many events we’ve run at this point or number of miles we’ve logged together. Whatever it is, lacing them up with @para_guide is just as exciting now as it was Day 1. I’m the lucky one that gets to see the look in people’s eyes as DJ does what he does. And seeing that never gets old. 📸@trumotiontherapy & @runcltrun .
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#altrarunning #altraredteam #altratorin #altraone #zerolimits #embracethespace #runcltrun #instarunners #runnersofinstagram #runcharlotte #run #running #paraguide #blindrunner #guiderunner #outrunyourexcuses
It was cold. It was pouring. There was no place I’d have rather been. . . . Damn that was fun. At a certain point, you just run out of words to adequately describe the feeling that comes with being someone else’s eyes. Don’t know how many events we’ve run at this point or number of miles we’ve logged together. Whatever it is, lacing them up with @para_guide is just as exciting now as it was Day 1. I’m the lucky one that gets to see the look in people’s eyes as DJ does what he does. And seeing that never gets old. 📸@trumotiontherapy & @runcltrun . . . #altrarunning  #altraredteam  #altratorin  #altraone  #zerolimits  #embracethespace  #runcltrun  #instarunners  #runnersofinstagram  #runcharlotte  #run  #running  #paraguide  #blindrunner  #guiderunner  #outrunyourexcuses 
Some things get old. This doesn’t.
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Few weeks of R&R immediately following JFK to let the legs assimilate back to real life. Couple weeks now of working out at @bloc.clt trying to get things dialed in and ready for the spring. Haven’t logged many miles at all but looking forward to stretching them out for 8k with DJ this morning. Ho Ho Ho.
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#altrarunning #altraone #embracethespce #zerolimits #runnersofinstagram #instarunners #runcltrun #runcharlotte #run #running #blindrunner #guiderunner #outrunyourexcuses
Some things get old. This doesn’t. . . . Few weeks of R&R immediately following JFK to let the legs assimilate back to real life. Couple weeks now of working out at @bloc.clt trying to get things dialed in and ready for the spring. Haven’t logged many miles at all but looking forward to stretching them out for 8k with DJ this morning. Ho Ho Ho. . . . #altrarunning  #altraone  #embracethespce  #zerolimits  #runnersofinstagram  #instarunners  #runcltrun  #runcharlotte  #run  #running  #blindrunner  #guiderunner  #outrunyourexcuses 
Another cold, wet, snowy, muddy mess of a day. Gave it all she had and made the best of it. Couldn’t be more proud. Tougher than her dad for sure. Now we just need a flight back to CLT #snowpocalypse #werestuck #help
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#altrarunning #altraone #embracethespace #zerolimits #instarunners #runnersofinstagram #runcltrun #runcharlotte #run #running #xc #crosscountry #crosscountryrunning #usatf #usatfjuniorolympics #jrolympics #outrunyourexcuses #runlikeagirl
Another cold, wet, snowy, muddy mess of a day. Gave it all she had and made the best of it. Couldn’t be more proud. Tougher than her dad for sure. Now we just need a flight back to CLT #snowpocalypse  #werestuck  #help  . . . #altrarunning  #altraone  #embracethespace  #zerolimits  #instarunners  #runnersofinstagram  #runcltrun  #runcharlotte  #run  #running  #xc  #crosscountry  #crosscountryrunning  #usatf  #usatfjuniorolympics  #jrolympics  #outrunyourexcuses  #runlikeagirl 
This one right here...new year, new AG, new distance. Season started rough. Racing older girls. She put in the work and raced her way in to be here. Kid is tough as nails. She’s got grit. Getting here was the prize. Wherever she finishes is simply icing on the cake. Looking forward to her lacing ‘em up and toeing the line with the best of the best on the big stage again. She’s my girl. I couldn’t be more proud. And I wouldn’t trade these 3 days with her for anything. .
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#isabellakate #altrarunning #altraone #embracethespace #zerolimits #instarunners #runnersofinstagram #runcltrun #runcharlotte #run #running #harrisburgrunners #xc #crosscountry #crosscountryrunning #usatf #jrolympics #daddysgirl #grit #runlikeagirl
This one right here...new year, new AG, new distance. Season started rough. Racing older girls. She put in the work and raced her way in to be here. Kid is tough as nails. She’s got grit. Getting here was the prize. Wherever she finishes is simply icing on the cake. Looking forward to her lacing ‘em up and toeing the line with the best of the best on the big stage again. She’s my girl. I couldn’t be more proud. And I wouldn’t trade these 3 days with her for anything. . . . #isabellakate  #altrarunning  #altraone  #embracethespace  #zerolimits  #instarunners  #runnersofinstagram  #runcltrun  #runcharlotte  #run  #running  #harrisburgrunners  #xc  #crosscountry  #crosscountryrunning  #usatf  #jrolympics  #daddysgirl  #grit  #runlikeagirl 
Not how I envisioned it all going down...
Not how I envisioned it all going down...
Wet confetti + @appstate_fb = @sunbelt championship 💥🔥💥
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#goasu #appstate #appstatefootball #yosef #sunbeltconference  #sunbeltchamps #neworleansbowl #boone #boonenc #keepsatt #goneers
Countless opportunities to do good and give during Giving Tuesday. Me?  It will be Para Guide.
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12 months ago, nursing a bum tibia, I set out to find some damn way to do something more with these 2 legs of mine.  I’d somehow been blessed with good legs and good lungs and spent the previous 5 yrs chasing selfish pursuits in the name of nothing. Knew there was more out there. There had to be a way to use whatever gift I’d been given for the betterment of something or someone. Don’t know how and I don’t know why but I crossed paths with @para_guide and this thing called running just hasn’t been the same. Can’t put into words the feeling that comes with someone entrusting you to be their eyes as they set off to chase their own goals and dreams. It’s good. It’s really really good.
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Want to help make it happen?  Link in bio to give.
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#altrarunning #altraredteam #embracethespace #zerolimits #runcltrun #givingtuesday #givingtuesdayclt #sharecharlotte #paraguide #paraathletics #blindrunner #guiderunner #blindcyclist #outrunyourexcuses #runnersofinstagram #instarunners #runcharlotte
Countless opportunities to do good and give during Giving Tuesday. Me? It will be Para Guide. . . . 12 months ago, nursing a bum tibia, I set out to find some damn way to do something more with these 2 legs of mine. I’d somehow been blessed with good legs and good lungs and spent the previous 5 yrs chasing selfish pursuits in the name of nothing. Knew there was more out there. There had to be a way to use whatever gift I’d been given for the betterment of something or someone. Don’t know how and I don’t know why but I crossed paths with @para_guide and this thing called running just hasn’t been the same. Can’t put into words the feeling that comes with someone entrusting you to be their eyes as they set off to chase their own goals and dreams. It’s good. It’s really really good. . . . Want to help make it happen? Link in bio to give. . . . #altrarunning  #altraredteam  #embracethespace  #zerolimits  #runcltrun  #givingtuesday  #givingtuesdayclt  #sharecharlotte  #paraguide  #paraathletics  #blindrunner  #guiderunner  #blindcyclist  #outrunyourexcuses  #runnersofinstagram  #instarunners  #runcharlotte 
Running into Monday like...
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Couldn’t be more proud of this one. Was able to catch an early flight back from @jfk50mile to surprise her. Never seen her more determined or focused going into anything. New distance and new AG this season. Had some work to do and time to make up chasing the older girls at Sunday’s state meet and she knew it. Stayed in the gas from the gun and we’re headed back to Nationals 👊🏼 Felt so good I almost forgot how bad I hurt 😬 🎥: @meghanoue827
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#altrarunning #runnersofinstagram #instarunners #xc #crosscountry #harrisburgrunners #runcltrun #runlikeagirl #daddysgirl
Running into Monday like... . . . Couldn’t be more proud of this one. Was able to catch an early flight back from @jfk50mile to surprise her. Never seen her more determined or focused going into anything. New distance and new AG this season. Had some work to do and time to make up chasing the older girls at Sunday’s state meet and she knew it. Stayed in the gas from the gun and we’re headed back to Nationals 👊🏼 Felt so good I almost forgot how bad I hurt 😬 🎥: @meghanoue827 . . . #altrarunning  #runnersofinstagram  #instarunners  #xc  #crosscountry  #harrisburgrunners  #runcltrun  #runlikeagirl  #daddysgirl 
They say a dog is man’s best friend. I’m pretty sure these are mine today
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#jfk50 #instarunners #runnersofinstagram #runcltrun #ouch
No fancy podium pics or awards today. Had A, B, and C goals going in and settled for something around K it felt like. Disappointing to finish the way it did when it felt so good. Not the day I wanted nor had trained for but it was what it was and I got what I got. Half dozen reasons why I could have dropped but two little smiles waiting for me at home kept me in the game. Was clicking them off through 35 but the angry calf had other plans from there. Don’t think it knew there were 15 to go. Gave it what I had to get to the finish. Choosing not to dwell on the finish but rather focus on the good. Because, in the end, it was still a good day. Not every day you get to line up with and rub elbows with the biggest names in the sport. I got 50 miles in some gorgeous Maryland countryside that I wouldn’t have seen otherwise. And the smiles on the faces of the countless volunteers and course support were infectious and help make @jfk50mile what it is. Met some amazing folks. So all was not lost.  No 🌧 no 🌈. Tomorrow’s a new day. Looking forward to eating all the food, getting some sleep, licking my wounds, and getting healthy. I’ve got a date with a little race in Boston in April. Luckily it’s only 26.2.
No fancy podium pics or awards today. Had A, B, and C goals going in and settled for something around K it felt like. Disappointing to finish the way it did when it felt so good. Not the day I wanted nor had trained for but it was what it was and I got what I got. Half dozen reasons why I could have dropped but two little smiles waiting for me at home kept me in the game. Was clicking them off through 35 but the angry calf had other plans from there. Don’t think it knew there were 15 to go. Gave it what I had to get to the finish. Choosing not to dwell on the finish but rather focus on the good. Because, in the end, it was still a good day. Not every day you get to line up with and rub elbows with the biggest names in the sport. I got 50 miles in some gorgeous Maryland countryside that I wouldn’t have seen otherwise. And the smiles on the faces of the countless volunteers and course support were infectious and help make @jfk50mile what it is. Met some amazing folks. So all was not lost. No 🌧 no 🌈. Tomorrow’s a new day. Looking forward to eating all the food, getting some sleep, licking my wounds, and getting healthy. I’ve got a date with a little race in Boston in April. Luckily it’s only 26.2.
Let’s go run 50
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No training block ever goes as planed.  At least not in my case. After losing a week with the crud and another with a strained calf, felt good to string together a good 10 days leading up to this weekend. Looking forward to letting loose and seeing what I can do. And then...nothing you can do about Mother Nature and the 6” of snow she dumped on us yesterday. Is what it is and you make the best of it. Only one thing left to do and that’s go run. Thanks to @altrarunning for keeping shoes on my feet and their support, @teampeakrun for getting me dialed in, @trumotiontherapy and @sumnerbodywork for keeping me moving, and the folks at @jfk50mile for a top notch event. Tomorrow ought to be fun.
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#altrarunning #altraredteam #altrasuperior #zerolimits #embracethespace #instarunners #runnersofinstagram #jfk50 #runcltrun #ultramarathon #50miler #outrunyourexcuses #thisisgoingtohurt #giddyup
Let’s go run 50 . . . No training block ever goes as planed. At least not in my case. After losing a week with the crud and another with a strained calf, felt good to string together a good 10 days leading up to this weekend. Looking forward to letting loose and seeing what I can do. And then...nothing you can do about Mother Nature and the 6” of snow she dumped on us yesterday. Is what it is and you make the best of it. Only one thing left to do and that’s go run. Thanks to @altrarunning for keeping shoes on my feet and their support, @teampeakrun for getting me dialed in, @trumotiontherapy and @sumnerbodywork for keeping me moving, and the folks at @jfk50mile for a top notch event. Tomorrow ought to be fun. . . . #altrarunning  #altraredteam  #altrasuperior  #zerolimits  #embracethespace  #instarunners  #runnersofinstagram  #jfk50  #runcltrun  #ultramarathon  #50miler  #outrunyourexcuses  #thisisgoingtohurt  #giddyup 
This is Jamie. Jamie is blind. It’s been a dream of hers to ride the track at the Giordana Velodrome in Rock Hill. Thanks to the her pilot @psharrold and the fine folks over @para_guide, Jamie’s dream became a reality on Saturday. Doesn’t get much better than that. #sogood #blindathlete  #paracycling #cycling #trackbike #tandembike #tandemtrackbike #velodrome
There on the left...that’s Gray. The other Gray. Or if you’d have asked him...the original Gray. Two Gray’s came together in kindergarten in what was one small town 35 yrs ago. I was the new kid in town. He was Mauldin. I was Riley.
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For the next 20 yrs, Gray and I had fun together. We were wide open together. Kept our foot in the gas together. Full throttle together. Made a lot of bad decisions together. Had a damn blast together. Did life the way we wanted to together.
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Gray left us almost 16 yrs ago. Wide open until the end. He would have been 41 today.  Still miss that clown.  Think about him daily.
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Happy Birthday, Maul Dog. Today’s for you. Give ‘em hell buddy - Riley
There on the left...that’s Gray. The other Gray. Or if you’d have asked him...the original Gray. Two Gray’s came together in kindergarten in what was one small town 35 yrs ago. I was the new kid in town. He was Mauldin. I was Riley. . . . For the next 20 yrs, Gray and I had fun together. We were wide open together. Kept our foot in the gas together. Full throttle together. Made a lot of bad decisions together. Had a damn blast together. Did life the way we wanted to together. . . . Gray left us almost 16 yrs ago. Wide open until the end. He would have been 41 today. Still miss that clown. Think about him daily. . . . Happy Birthday, Maul Dog. Today’s for you. Give ‘em hell buddy - Riley
I’ve had Kenny Rogers ringing in my head the past 48 hrs. Ultimately, pinning DJ’s bib on was as close as I came to the action this morning @charlottemarathon with @para_guide. Tough to walk away but knew it was the call to make after dealing with nasty calf strain. Couldn’t be more proud of DJ as he put in the work and nailed his plan and ran an impressive 1:48:00 debut 13.1. Pretty surreal feeling seeing him kick last 400m. I joke that I’m his long lost uncle but it truly felt like I was watching one of my one compete out there today on the big stage. It got a little dusty. .
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Special thanks to Ben and Tony for picking up the pieces today and literally running with it. Those guys are great and the heroes of the day. Jumping in to guide 13.1 on next to no notice is legit. As hard as it was to have to fold ‘em, it felt pretty damn good knowing they were at the helm. .
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Shout out to @orthocarolina, @ncvelo, @crcpromenade, @rudyprojectna, @performancetherapy, @tccgives, @jakroousa, and everyone else that makes what Para Guide does possible. You guys are great. Been a fun year running with these cats. Never would have guessed I’d be where I am but super thankful nonetheless. Looking forward to what ‘19 brings. PC: @para_guide
I’ve had Kenny Rogers ringing in my head the past 48 hrs. Ultimately, pinning DJ’s bib on was as close as I came to the action this morning @charlottemarathon with @para_guide. Tough to walk away but knew it was the call to make after dealing with nasty calf strain. Couldn’t be more proud of DJ as he put in the work and nailed his plan and ran an impressive 1:48:00 debut 13.1. Pretty surreal feeling seeing him kick last 400m. I joke that I’m his long lost uncle but it truly felt like I was watching one of my one compete out there today on the big stage. It got a little dusty. . . . . Special thanks to Ben and Tony for picking up the pieces today and literally running with it. Those guys are great and the heroes of the day. Jumping in to guide 13.1 on next to no notice is legit. As hard as it was to have to fold ‘em, it felt pretty damn good knowing they were at the helm. . . . Shout out to @orthocarolina, @ncvelo, @crcpromenade, @rudyprojectna, @performancetherapy, @tccgives, @jakroousa, and everyone else that makes what Para Guide does possible. You guys are great. Been a fun year running with these cats. Never would have guessed I’d be where I am but super thankful nonetheless. Looking forward to what ‘19 brings. PC: @para_guide
Shout out to the fine folks at Amoxicillin, Prednisone, and Flonase for keeping this dream alive.  T-minus 17 days and counting until I go chase one of these puppies of my own @jfk50mile w/ the @altrarunning squad...
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Never a good time to get sick during a training block. Getting sick 3 weeks out definitely sucks both mentally and physically. Never know how the legs and lungs will respond. Start to second guess yourself, your training, and your fitness. After a week of missed workouts, abbreviated workouts, spinning in the garage, and thinking my head would explode, it was good to get out and let loose and have a little fun this morning.  Special thanks to @jacobpuzey and @teampeakrun for the guidance, encouragement, and believing in me.  I’ve got a goal. Not much left to do at this point other than go get it.
Shout out to the fine folks at Amoxicillin, Prednisone, and Flonase for keeping this dream alive. T-minus 17 days and counting until I go chase one of these puppies of my own @jfk50mile w/ the @altrarunning squad... . . . Never a good time to get sick during a training block. Getting sick 3 weeks out definitely sucks both mentally and physically. Never know how the legs and lungs will respond. Start to second guess yourself, your training, and your fitness. After a week of missed workouts, abbreviated workouts, spinning in the garage, and thinking my head would explode, it was good to get out and let loose and have a little fun this morning. Special thanks to @jacobpuzey and @teampeakrun for the guidance, encouragement, and believing in me. I’ve got a goal. Not much left to do at this point other than go get it.