Ozark Foothills trail 50K: A Great Start To My 2019 Running Season

by Jesse Mendoza

On the weekend of April 6th, 2019, I took a trip down to Wildwood, Missouri to run the Ozark Foothills 50k trail race put on by the Terrain Trail Runners, who are based in St. Louis, MO. It’s a beautiful course run on the fast and challenging trails at Greensfelder Park in Wildwood, MO., located about 45 minutes southwest of St. Louis, MO. The course is mostly single track, and…

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My Thoughts On Getting Into the Superior Trail 100 Mile Lottery. Again.

by Jesse Mendoza

I still remember that weekend clearly. I remember the Adrenaline. The Excitement. The Energy. I remember the beautiful weather. I remember thinking how lucky I was to be there. Then I remember the severe cramping less than 20 miles in. That it was way too soon to hurt. I remember thinking if I’d made a mistake. Then I remember friends helping. The starry nights. The house-sized boulders. Oh my god,…

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My Top 7 Running and Fitness Blog Picks For January

by Jesse Mendoza

I’m a sucker for a good running or fitness blog. When things get a little tough, I enjoy reading stories about runners going through the same struggles. Race reports are fun too when an author does a great job of making you feel like you’re right there running with them. Here are a few running and fitness blogs I’ve been checking out this month (in no order): 1. Believe In…

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Sunday Favorites #2

by Jesse Mendoza

Chafon 4 in 1 charging cord For a person like me who has a mess of charging cables lying around for as many gadgets as I own, this all-in-one charging cable by Chafon is a must have. The Chafon 4-in-1 4 ft. Charging Cord combines one USB-C connector, micro-USB connector, and 2 lightning connectors allowing you to charge 4 (!!) devices at one time. No more birds nest in the…

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Sunday Favorites #1

by Jesse Mendoza

Podcasts Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend – This is Conan’s new podcast which debuted on November 18, 2018 with Will Ferrell as his first guest. I’ve been a fan of Conan’s for a long time and have thoroughly enjoyed this podcast. It has had me in stitches since the first episode. On Topic with Renato Mariotti – Renato is a former prosecutor and current CNN analyst. Renato and co-host Patty…

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