• Every journey begins with the first steppe... Part 2

    Every journey begins with the first steppe… Part 2

    Knowing that we needed to stop soon anyway due to nightfall, and with him confirming that he had drinking water at his house, we accepted his invitation to stay with him without question. The challenge now was to maneuver our way around the patchy camelthorn maze to his abode. It took a good half hour, and we surely must have appeared a sight with our inching forward and backtracking across the steppe, but when we were within a few hundred metres we exclaimed with joy as the true shape of the tent-thing became clear. We had finally found one – a real yurta.

Hydration Belt Comparison - or - "How much liquid does this guy need to carry on a run?"

Hydration Belt Comparison – or – "How much liquid does this guy need to carry on a run?"

A few weeks ago I wrote a review of the Ultraspire Kinetic, a hydration vest that I thoroughly love.  I like the idea of a hydration vest, but for any run that has aid stations less than 10 miles apart, I think they are overkill.  I use a hydration belt during shorter runs or in races that have regular aid… Read more →

Thoughts On The Laughing Heart

Thoughts On The Laughing Heart

Written by Ann Brennan A friend shared Charles Bukowski‘s poem – The Laughing Heart with me. Having just come out of darkness because of a family crisis he heard the poem and thought of me. Immediately I thought of Beyond Limits Magazine and the light it has been in my life. Even as we went through our crisis, I was… Read more →

PRS Fit Pro - or - "There's strength in numbers"

PRS Fit Pro – or – "There’s strength in numbers"

There’s strength in numbers.  An old saying that everyone knows and I can immediately think of three specific circumstances it applies to: 1.  Assembling any piece of Ikea furniture 2.  Facing the zombie apocalypse 3.  Training for an endurance race of any distance To my detriment I have been too intimidated to hire a coach to help me improve as… Read more →

Ultraspire Kinetic Review – A Bladderless Hydration Vest

If you read my review of the Anker Astro E4 external battery pack, you will remember that I confessed to over-packing.  That extends to carrying supplies for a long training run.  The ultra-marathons I am running this year are in the summer and early fall so most of my long training runs are in the heat of the day and I make sure to… Read more →