Last Trail Before the Veil

Last Trail Before the Veil

My backpacking partner Tina and I have enjoyed spectacular displays of nature in our 113 miles of section hiking the Ozark Highlands Trail together. The available mileage, and in some […]

Fleet Feet Little Rock

Is she in this race? Ironman Hawaii – 1979

Lyn Lemaire at the 1979 Iron Man

(This article first ran in Arkansas Outside on March 14, 2012) “That morning 15 people, including a woman, had ignored the boundaries of sanity and started the contest.” Barry McDermott […]

A Woman, Two Wheels and a Wager

  (This article first appeared in Arkansas Outside on March 7, 2012) In the summer of 1894, a young wife and mother with no prior experience riding a bicycle set […]


Relaxing Masquerading as Racing

A relaxing weekend in Mountain Home, Norfork, and Leslie

How to turn a race into a mini vacation In Arkansas, between the end of Fall and the first signs of Spring, is a favored time for endurance running events. […]

Spirit of Syllamo

Runners heading out into the wilderness.

The header on the Syllamo Events webpage includes this invitation “Welcome to our playground!” Playground indeed. For any outdoor adventurer, the Sylamore Ranger District in the Ozark Mountain National Forest […]

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Winterize Your Workout

Mount Nebo Trail Running in the Snow.

(Article originally published in 2012) On a chilly morning last week, the workout of the day at the gym was a circuit including running outside. It was a small crew […]

Elevate Your Weekend at Mount Nebo


Nebo is a little sky island paradise that has something for everyone. If you want to chill at the campground, go swimming, and take an easy hike, you can do […]