Training

The good the bad and the ugly; Most memorable Long Runs/Hikes

The good the bad and the ugly; Most memorable Long Runs/Hikes

Highschool 3200m in Fostoria, OH I have been running since March 2005, when my basketball coach convinced me to run track. It did not take long until I was hooked, running everyday and pushing my body to the limit. However, it was not until August […]

West Seattle Beach 50K & January Training

West Seattle Beach 50K & January Training

West Seattle Beach 50K Contrary to my high school and college competitive running days, when I raced two or three times a week; my ultra distance schedule has been characterized by five or six races a year. Which makes this three week turn around between […]

Peru Part 3: Machu Picchu

Peru Part 3: Machu Picchu

By: Apryle Craig Machu Picchu To get to Machu Picchu, we could either take a tour bus (costs $) or hike (free). The tour buses drive a switchback road and the hiker route cuts the switchbacks, following a steep and relentless staircase built by the […]

Bridle Trails 50K and the move back to the Westside

Bridle Trails 50K and the move back to the Westside

January Lead Up Rainier from Union Bay Loop Apryle and I rang in the new year unpacking our moving truck at our new home in Newcastle, WA. Newcastle is a small town situated between Bellevue to the north and Renton to the south and is […]

2016 Review

2016 Review

Illaca Lake, Peru This post highlights the statistics of 2016; not necessarily the most riveting read, but if you are into numbers you might find it interesting. I have included my main areas of record keeping – running mileage, time, and vertical gain. Furthermore these […]

An Industrious December

An Industrious December

Moose in study area After a month hiatus from serious work of any kind, December has been the exact opposite. I returned to my post as a Physical Therapist at North Valley Hospital and resumed my role as a field technician for Apryle’s PhD project. […]

Ohio Bird Sanctuary & Mohican State Park

Ohio Bird Sanctuary & Mohican State Park

Blue Jay Perching Ohio Bird Sanctuary is a non-profit organization that rehabilitates Ohio’s native birds. The 90 acre sanctuary is situated just southwest of Mansfield and includes hiking trails, birds of prey and a walk-through songbird aviary. It appeared that most of the birds of […]

Peru Part 2: Ollantaytambo & Pumamarka

Peru Part 2: Ollantaytambo & Pumamarka

View from Pinkuylluna Following the long bus ride from Nazca to Cusco, we found ourselves disoriented in a bustling city. Our objective was to find a colectivo that would transport us to the town of Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley 73 kilometers away. Essentially a […]

Hawaii Trip

Hawaii Trip

View from the Hotel Window Hawaii is a destination that has never been at the top of my list of places to visit, possibly due to its cliché popularity, perhaps because I prefer mountains to beaches or perhaps because I never considered what the island […]

Palouse Falls and Hills

Palouse Falls and Hills

Palouse Falls On the way to the IMTUF 100 we stopped at Washington State University to meet with one of Apryle’s committee members and were first exposed to the unique Palouse Hills. Most people would not look twice at this region and pass it off […]