Strength through Boredom

StefNews, Recovery

Trials and Tribulations of the Fiberglass Prison Episode 4: Boredom Comes a ‘Knockin Four weeks have gone by, four long weeks since I last stepped forth with two healthy legs. I think I’ve done quite well for myself. I keep myself as busy as possible to do what exercise I can to maintain the shred of sanity with which I … Read More

Frustrations and Blessings

StefNews, Philosophy, Recovery

Trials and Tribulations of the Fiberglass Prison Episode 3: Frustrations and Blessings Frustration (n):┬áthe feeling of being upset or annoyed, especially because of inability to change or achieve something Frustrations: Inabilities have been pretty much dictated my life the past few weeks. I’m highly limited by what I can do and there is precious little I can do to change … Read More

Sanity or Something Like it…

StefNews, Training

Trials and Tribulations of the Fiberglass Prison Episode #2 – Finding a New “Normal” The first week of my recovery was filled with pain, fatigue and lots of sleep. The thing (not quite, but almost) furthest from my mind was exercise. I just knew my body (and mind) needed a chance to heal a little… However, most of the pain … Read More

Injury Update & Miscellanea


“Good Luck, Break a Leg” Said no trail runner, ever… My diagnosis was pretty clear on Monday (2/2), confirmed as a broken fibula. What I suspected, but was confirmed is there was also a hairline fracture of my tibia (the big leg bone). Thankfully, my bones decided to break neatly, requiring no “hardware” (sorry, I prefer my hardware in the … Read More

Rocky Raccoon 2015 – Escape from Chinquapin

StefPhilosophy, Race Reports

“It’s not what we are dealt in life, but how we react to what we are dealt. That’s what defines our character and who we are as people” ~S. Bernosky (2015) Sometimes we encounter walls in our lives that bring us to a dead stop. The week leading up to Rocky Raccoon wasn’t great, in fact, it was pretty darn … Read More

2015 Houston Marathon

StefRace Reports

2015 Houston Marathon Site Blocked: Gambling Site Blocked: Gambling. That’s what I was greeted with at work first thing Monday morning after the Houston Marathon. What was I looking up? The race results, of course! After a few confused and desperate attempts to access the site, I gave up and emailed my corporate running team befuzzled by the situation. They … Read More

Skora Tempo


Sneak Peek: Skora Tempo No review yet, but some #shoeporn to get everyone excited about Skora’s newest offering, the Tempo! They are beautiful shoes and are going to be a great addition to my rotation. Skora really treats their customer base and ambassadors well, I’m extremely happy to be representing them this year (and hopefully beyond)! Also, hot off the … Read More

Speedy Pursuits

StefPhilosophy, Training

Making every mile count When I was a kid, I hated running. I mean, I would run, I loved playing soccer and other team sports but I disliked running with a passion. When I played soccer I only wanted to play 2 positions, either goal keeper or on the front line (wing). Some coaches saw my passion (and skill) for … Read More

Texas Marathon – 2015 Edition

StefRace Reports

2015 Texas Marathon Where the only thing larger than the medals is the hospitality Five days after completing 58 miles at the Houston Running Festival, I found myself for the 5th time toeing the line at the Texas Marathon on New Year’s Day (first year I did the half, but the full ever since). Great people, great swag and a … Read More

2014 Houston Running Fest 12-hr

StefRace Reports, Training

Going a bit Loopy for the Final Race of 2014 After the soul-searching run at Cajun Coyote, I decided to add another race to my schedule. For the third year, a race has been put on in Houston over the final weekend of the year. Yen Nguyen named it the Houston Running Festival and truly has a distance for everyone! … Read More