5165 total / 1218 in 2014

Goal met (run my first ultra-marathon in 2014) at the Relentless 50k this spring.

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  • 16 miles
  • 01:23 time
  • 1661 calories
  • 4 workouts
  • This Week time period


  1. Shared Photo

    Does that trail beckon, or what! :) From today's run in Idyllwild

  2. RUN
    great Idyllwild Secret Trail Matrix 6.1 mi 01:23 13:34 pace

    It's wrong. It's just gotta be. One man has no right to this much fun.

    It was the cool side of perfect trail-running weather, it was a selection of favorite wooded segments from the I... read more

  3. walk
    great trail time with a friend 2.6 mi

    Good times introducing a new friend to one of my regular trails. What wonderful, mind-challenging discussions we had about the meaning of life, our future evolution as a species, Plato's Repub... read more

  4. walk
    good Walking Glendale streets - St... 1 mi

    car is fixed, heading back home

  5. RUN
    good glendale run-walk 5.96 mi

    stuck in Glendale, CA with trip-stopping car troubles - walked to Starbucks n back, then to motel for the night (car parts on order), then out for an evening run for Carl's Jr comfort food, th... read more

    • Stephanie

      What a bummer! I've been stuck out there before. Hope you get either home, or your destination, safely.

      4 days ago Like1 person

    • David L.
      David L.

      how frustrating!

      4 days ago Like1 person

    • Ric M.
      Ric M.

      frustrating that the trip got canceled by this, yes. But frankly, I enjoyed the adventure of the plan change - of finding a local motel that turned out to be clean, quiet, and cheap, of getting in lots of walking miles while listening to podcast downloads, of running streets for a change, of doing so in a town I once lived in but before i was a runner & running to a place "so far away" (4 mi. round trip) that i couldn't have previously imagined doing anything but driving to it... good times :)

      4 days ago Like1 person

    • David L.
      David L.

      great attitude, gotta love it!

      2 days ago Like

  6. Are you on the I-5 corridor? I'm leaving Idyllwild early Monday, road-tripping from SoCal to Washington State for Christmas, and hoping to meet a few of my online running buds to check out som... read more

    • Miguel A C.
      Miguel A C.

      Nice invite Ric, I'm between LAX and UCLA, but I have some commitments I can't get out of. Have a good trip!

      8 days ago Like1 person

    • David L.
      David L.

      looking forward to meeting you in person and going for a run!

      5 days ago Like1 person

    • Ric M.
      Ric M.

      trip canceled due to big (i.e. $$$) car trouble. Will try to recreate this road trip in a few months.

      4 days ago Like

  7. RUN
    great Hub matrix trails 4.75 mi 00:57 11:58 pace

    Lost my MP3 player out there. :( No chance in hell of recovery either; these trails are just too rugged.

    But I retraced my steps in reverse and found it within the first half mile of searchin... read more

    • Gavin

      Lucky you to find the MP3

      9 days ago Like1 person

    • Terri

      That is so awesome . . . Same thing happened with me and my FitBit . . . . Isn't it a great feeling when our little gadgets make their way back to us?

      3 days ago Like1 person

  8. RUN
    great Mojo's Back! 5.07 mi 01:11 14:05 pace

    Horsin' around an Idyllwild trail called Toptimator, dropping into it from Deadman's Curve. I've been slogging slowly through trails this week, but my running buddies Mojo and Gumpti... read more

  9. RUN
    good home to saw mill flats 4.19 mi 01:05 15:30 pace

    a nice trail route, but i was in a physical funk - no gumption. So I ended up walking half of it (listening to Hemingway's "For Whom the Bell Tolls" audio book), and doing a light ru... read more

  10. RUN
    good back on Idyllwild hub trails 3.64 mi 00:44 12:12 pace

    Grand Canyon views were unbelievable, right? But, honestly, the Idyllwild trails are much more runnable, and equally as beautiful, even if not as unique.

    • Christy M.
      Christy M.

      It's all more than I have experienced....Super awesome Ric!

      13 days ago Like1 person

    • Huy T P.
      Huy T P.

      Great run in the beautiful canyon!

      13 days ago Like2 people

    • Terri

      Welcome back!!!!! Hope you enjoyed the heat . . . A little chilly here @ home eh? Actually we have had some really great running weather here - with a little rain and cold thrown in. Did you hear we had snow coming? I did but I'm hoping not !!!!

      12 days ago Like1 person

    • Ric M.
      Ric M.

      heard the rumor,but i may miss it -- I'm leaving town on the 15th, road-tripping to Washington state. so i'll get more than my share of cold weather ;8^)

      12 days ago Like

  11. Shared Photo

    yes, the canyon is a grand trail to run. just don't trip! :)

  12. RUN
    great Grand Canyon - 2 days, 3 trails 31.23 mi

    Hiking to the bottom of the Grand Canyon (and back) has been on my bucket list since 1998 when we (my kids and ex) watched a backpacker arriving at the rim from Bright Angel trail, exhausted but cl... read more

    • David L.
      David L.

      Damn, so impressive; what an amazing journey and quest! You have set the bar so high that it will be tough just to hike this!
      Congrats to you!

      17 days ago Like1 person

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    • Gavin
      Gavin Nice Job
      Nice Job:

      Epic adventure!

      17 days ago

    • Stephanie
      Stephanie You're an Inspiration
      You're an Inspiration:

      That's on my bucket list, too! Great job!! (We are friends of friends and I saw their comment pop up in my feed. I was curious about the adventure so clicked on it.)

      16 days ago

  13. RUN
    good grand canyon rim trail 2.5 mi

    distance guestimate - didn't have my garmin with me. just wanted to stretch my legs a bit before tomorrow's big dive into the canyon. :)

    • Mike D.
      Mike D.

      North or South rim?

      19 days ago Like2 people

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    • Rosalinda

      Nice one. Look forward to tomorrow's report! Must have been warm....

      19 days ago Like1 person

    • Ric M.
      Ric M.

      Rosalinda - lots to report, but maybe not tonight. I've got about 148 photos to go through first, to narrow it down to 4 or 5 to share. :) Mike -- North Rim closed til Spring, so it's all South Rim now for a while. Although I met an old codger - 78! - one of my bunkhouse mates at the canyon floor's Phantom Ranch -- who said he got the very last Shuttle to the N. Rim and thus reached the ranch two days ago via North!

      18 days ago Like2 people

  14. Shared Photo

    i captured this image seconds after the sun slapped the hell out of the distant cliffs of Boynton Canyon in Sedona, bloodying it up something awful. Awful pretty, that is. :)

  15. Shared Photo

    Sunrise at the trailhead this morning in Sedona.

  16. RUN
    great Boynton Canyon, Sedona, Arizona 3.51 mi 01:00 17:03 pace

    Got out there at sunrise to see the sunrise (guessed that part, didn't ya?) and to experience an energy vortex without the crowds. Even w/out counting the vortex, Boynton Canyon in Sedona is b... read more

  17. Shared Photo

    and a typical view from the trail in Sedona, Arizona today.

  18. Shared Photo

    a typical section of trail in Sedona, Arizona today.

  19. RUN
    great sedona single track 7.3 mi 01:31 12:25 pace

    man. i could live here. wait'll you see the pix

  20. Shared Photo

    my Thanksgiving run at dawn along the Paseo here in Chandler, Arizona