Author Archives: Otter

I’m Back

A lot’s happened in the last year. I’d had this bottle of beer that had been sitting in my refrigerator for over a year. I didn’t know if it was a great beer, or if it was a crap beer; I … Continue reading

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Day #537 — The North Face Endurance Challenge 50K (Eagle, WI — 9/14/2013)

At some point, I owed it to myself to find out if trail-running is something that I really love, or if it’s something that I’ve just been doing. I ran a 50K in Wisconsin back in May, and I had a … Continue reading

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Day #516 — The North Country Run 50-Mile Ultramarathon (Wellston, MI — 8/24/2013)

What started out as a silly quest for a large disc of medal eventually morphed into the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life. My 1st attempt at the 50-mile distance was 13 months in the making, which seems fitting … Continue reading

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Day #482 — The Chicago Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon (Chicago, IL — 7/21/2013)

I have a short list of races that have chewed me up and utterly destroyed me. They are as follows: The 2007 Bayshore Marathon (Traverse City, MI); the 2008 Distance Classic Half Marathon (Chicago, IL); the 2010 & 2011 Shamrock … Continue reading

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Day #453 — Grandma’s Marathon (Duluth, MN — 6/22/2013)

Growing up, before I’d even run 5 miles in one stretch, Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth had a special meaning to me. My biggest running influence has always been my Uncle Craig, who married into the family about 20 years ago … Continue reading

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Day #411 — The Ice Age 50K (La Grange, WI — 5/11/2013)

Author’s Note: Hand on heart, I thought that I’d published this entry about a month ago. But then I, uh, apparently didn’t. This blog is in f**king shambles. 20 minutes before I was set to run further than I’d ever … Continue reading

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Day #383 — The Martian Marathon (Dearborn, MI — 4/13/2013)

The thing about history, in general, is that so much depends on perspective. The 4th of July isn’t celebrated ardently by natives of London, dinosaurs may or may not have existed depending on your interpretation of the Bible (pro tip: … Continue reading

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