Feel the Fear and Don’t Do It Anyway
Mar06

Feel the Fear and Don’t Do It Anyway

I’ve never been smart enough to do what’s good for me. In fact, most of my life, pretty much everyone around me has asked me, “Why?”. Why did I quit practicing law? Why do I run so much? Why did I let my kids go to school in Los Angeles? Why did I wear bright yellow knee socks with black patent leather shoes – with the ribbons tied up my legs – for school pictures? Why? Frankly, I’ve never had a good answer. And I’ve tried really...

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When All Else Fails – Sign Up for a Hundred Mile Ultramarathon
Dec09

When All Else Fails – Sign Up for a Hundred Mile Ultramarathon

Note from the Publisher:  If you haven’t followed Carilyn’s Blog you’re missing out.  You never leave without a smile.  Thank you Carilyn! I’ve decided to, once again, do something inadvisable.  I know, none of you are surprised by this.  Doing inadvisable things seems to be my specialty – like drinking 5 cups of coffee for breakfast (thought I was going to have a heart attack), doing a 20 mile trail run in the...

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Ultra Marathon Training And Weird Food Cravings – What Do They Mean?
Oct23

Ultra Marathon Training And Weird Food Cravings – What Do They Mean?

  Okay, I eat a lot of weird stuff.   Part of this is due to plain ol’ laziness.   But part of it is due to really believing that my body will tell me what, and how much, it needs (maybe that is why I’m always puking up gels, but that is another subject for another day).   All this “free spirit” eating has opened me up to a lot of questioning.   People are always commenting on my weird eating habits, especially in light of how...

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5 Things I Learned From the Pros After I Keeled Over
Sep26

5 Things I Learned From the Pros After I Keeled Over

  Carilyn recently traveled to Europe to race for Team USA in the 24 hour world champsionships.  After having to drop out after 4 hours she got the remarkable opportunity to watch and learn. After keeling over at Worlds last weekend,  I ended up being more of a spectator than a runner.   This turn of events gave me the unexpected opportunity to watch the pros like Yiannis Kouros, Mike Morton, and Connie Gardner race.   And it was...

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International Travel and Racing
Aug25

International Travel and Racing

  Carilyn Johnson is heading to Poland with the US 24 Hour National Team  race against the world’s best long haul ultra marathoners.  As she head to Europe, Carilyn offers up a few travel tips in her famous writing style.  We love you Carilyn and best of luck.  Knock back a few perogies for us!    See all of her amazing writing at CarilynJohnson.com  – Mark (TrailAndUltraRunning.com Editor) If you are a runner, you...

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