May 25, 2020

I have found my customized InsideTracker analysis and recommendations to be extremely valuable over the past few years. A simple blood test every three to six months is analyzed for three dozen biomarkers and then turned into personalized recommendations.

This peek unde...

April 29, 2020

Australia has suffered a one-two punch in the last six months, first devastating wildfires, then COVID-19.

“It’s been some of the worst times for Australia,” ultrarunner Lucy Bartholomew says from her home in Diamond Creek, Melbourne. “The fires were horrific and just a...

April 22, 2020

Josh Stevens describes his life as a three-act play.

Growing up in Maine, Stevens was active and played a variety of sports. He ran cross-country as a high school freshman but didn’t find running as a joyous pursuit until the third act.

His second act was serving in a va...

March 7, 2020

It came as no surprise to me that amid a peak training period my inflammation rated “at risk’ during a recent InsideTracker blood draw.

The blood draw, which was taken Feb. 10, followed my first 50-mile week of training as I gear up the Bel Monte 50K in March, followed...

February 20, 2020

Sarah McMahon joined her sixth-grade cross country team at the urging of a friend. The simplicity of the sport was a surprise.

“When I got to practice, all we had to do was run,” she recalls. “That's all it was. But I kind of just stumbled into something I was good at,...

February 12, 2020

The Angela Shartel of 2020 is a smiling, healthy, popular ambassador for the trail and ultra running community. Flip back the calendar to the early 2000s, and you will find an Angela Shartel that was a depressed, overweight and abused woman.

“At the peak of it all, I fe...

December 17, 2019

As the holiday shopping season winds down, I have compiled 12 recommendations for Christmas presents for those special runners in your lives. I have tried and used all of these products. For the sake of transparency, I have noted which brands I represent as an ambassad...

December 9, 2019

That headline is the question. It’s a question that I have been pondering and debating for the past couple of months.

My running journey has taken me from a mildly active couch potato on a standard Western diet to an endurance athlete on a plant-based diet. It all start...

November 10, 2019

The ultra world has seen its share of successful skiers-turned-runners. Courtney Dauwalter. Stephanie Howe Violett. Corrine Malcolm. Just to name a few.

Aspiring to join those elites is Madison Hart, a 22-year-old former high school free ride skier who found trail runni...

October 28, 2019

I started eating plant-based because of a health issue. I had been diagnosed with Pericarditis (inflammation of the sack around the heart). This meant that every time my heart beat it rubbed against the sack and made me feel like I was having a heart attack. It also ma...

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May 25, 2020

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Evolving from injured runner to BQer

Marathon Training Academy podcast hosts Trevor and Angie Spencer discuss how Angie's training has helped me improve my marathon PR by 28 minutes, earn a BQ and conquer ultras.


Trails, coaching, diet  
and a whole lot more

Ryan Clayton welcomes me to his podcast where we cover topics from road and trail running to coaching to nutrition/diet to ambassadorships.


'Keep moving the goal line so you always have goals to work toward.'

Breaking the Barrier podcast host Andrew Lorenzo and I talked about goal setting and achieving.


'I am able to recover better from through an almost entirely plant-based diet.'

PlantTrainers hosts Adam and Shoshana Chaim discuss my evolving diet, endurance running and offer tips on how to become 100 percent plant-based.

My First Ultra host Scott Jones and I discuss my debut and lessons learned at the Buckeye 50K in Ohio.

'My fifth-grade teacher called me  molasses.'


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