Superior Fall 50 Mile Race Report

Race Day: Saturday, September 9, 2023 – 5:15am With my pre-race routine perfectly completed, me and 150 friends shuffled through the muggy, pitch-dark early morning air towards the starting flags on County Road 7 in the outskirts of Finland, MN to start a 50 mile journey to Lutsen. I was so excited. 9 months prior, […]

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Grandma’s Marathon Race Report

Race Date: Saturday, June 17, 2023 – 7:45am My path to Grandma’s Marathon started in a painful state on the ride home from Twin Cities Marathon 8 months prior. I finished with a personal worst of 3:47 at the marathon, unless you include winter trail versions of the race distance… in which case I finished […]

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Le Grand Du Nord Race Report

Race Date: Saturday, May 27, 2023 – 8am What a race! I have rarely felt so underprepared in all ways, but the outcome was the opposite of my expectations. When the go-ahead was announced for the “casual roll” to begin, I expected my chain to fall off my bike. Instead, I cranked up the hill […]

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The Lament of a Bad Dog Owner

The Lament of a Bad Dog Owner ~a poetry series~ Diamond took a dump today; I had no bags, to my dismay. She popped a squat in the neighbor’s lawn; they called the cops but we were gone. We had to dip, so we skipped out quick; after I flicked the shit up with a […]

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Afterword

In the aftermath of the Krueger-Waddell Challenge, I made a pretty easy recovery. My body and mind bounced back almost immediately except my hands. On the final day, easily the hardest day while slowly trudging down the Pigeon River, I told myself that the trip was stupid and not fun. Even later that day, I […]

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Prelude

I don’t know why paddleboard travel stood out to me, but after years of a growing desire and formulation of the plan, I set it in action and secured a permit for Little Vermilion River- the western entry point of the BWCAW – for September 5th, 2022. The Krueger-Waddell Challenge was allegedly spurred initially from […]

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