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2016 Pumpkin Holler Hunnerd is in the Books

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The running of the 2016 Pumpkin Holler Hunnerd is now in the history books. What a a stellar event. It is a weekend long party with your Ultra Running family. Ken Childress (akaTrailZombie).

Choices for distances were 135 miles, 100 miles, 50k, 25k & a 10 miler (I think). In the past, the weather is generally typical, cool October weather however THIS WEEKEND, Mother Nature brought in unseasonably warm weather! It might have been close to 90 at one point. Like all ultras, the sought after prize, is a beautiful belt buckle!


In addition to the challenges already there from the race distances, dehydration & over heating brought on additional needs on which all off the runners needed to be aware of.

Indeed, the race was not without casualties. Several of the runners dropped due to dehydration & heat exhaustion. Some even worried TZ & his wife; Dana; who HAPPENS to be a nurse.

As the OLD Combs bridge has been demolished, the race course needed to be changed a bit. Starting off …

2016 QT Urban Adventure - Race Report

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A Pending Partnership

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Partnerships are a great thing as they benefit both parties & allow the work to be distributed between them.

Know No Boundariesis working on such a partnership with Subiaco Academy in Subiaco, Arkansas. 

Subiaco Academy is a Catholic, college preparatory boarding and day school in the Benedictine tradition for young men in grades 7-12.The primary objective of Subiaco Academy is to foster a system of education, guidance, and community fellowship that develops both the mind and body.  To that end, all of the academic classes, religious activities, and extracurricular activities are designed to enhance a close fraternal and cooperative relationship built on mutual respect and Christian love.

This pairs perfectly with the mission of Know No Boundariesin that we exist to help others become all that God has planned for their lives through their overcoming self set, self limiting boundaries.

In the case of Subiaco Academy, many young boys would benefit tremendously from such a God-centered e…

Fire!

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I was reading the Catechism of the Catholic Church the other morning & ran across a passage that just GRABBED ME! Although it had to do with the comparison of transforming fire & the Holy Spirit, it has further implications than the spiritual realm into that which often drives each of us in our daily lives in a plethora of areas.

Here is a slightly shortened version of the passage - 

Fire transforms into itself, everything that it touches.

Think about this.

As fire burns, whatever it is burning, is transformed INTO the fire itself. They become one!

Is it not the same with the fire of passion?

When one is consumed with the boring firewithin our soul, are we not transformed into that which we are passionate about?

We cannot seem to focus on anything else but that which we are passionately consumed with.

This “fire burning within us”, drive us, fuels us & keeps us single-mindedly striving for that which we are passionate about.

In your lives, what is it that is your all consuming fi…

What’s on the horizon?

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Good evening friends.

Although things seemed to have been quiet here, many things have been going on in the background. Events for this Fall have been in the works.

Our FIRST EVENT, will be the Tulsa QT Urban Adventure 100 put on byRunner’s World Tulsa.We are excited this year as it will be in September rather than in June as it was in 2015 (remember last year? Tulsa was the 2nd HOTTEST CITY IN THE USA that weekend!). This year should be much better weather. Besides, it is the same weekend as the Tulsa State Fair so we will run around the fairgrounds a few times over the course of the race (maybe even check in to the fair for some nice state fair fare? - - NOT!)

Next in line, will be Pumpkin Holler Hunnerd in October. We have done this race almost every year & LOVE IT! Beautiful course, great volunteers & always a great time. Pumpkin Holler Hunnerd is in October (hopefully we’ll be recovered from the QT Tulsa Urban Adventure).

Finally, we’re doing our best to pull off the Chisholm…

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Fall Adventure Planned - Chisholm Trail Ultra

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Well friends, I believe that I am going to TRY to commit to run my Chisholm Trail Ultra this coming fall.

I KNOW that I’ve talked about it in the past (even tried to plan it 2 years ago), but available time off of work & family obligations did not allow for it. THIS TIME, I am going to try to pull it off.

I am thinking that sometime this Fall would work however I am still trying to pick the perfect time; when it is not too hot, not too cold, not tornado season & not storm season (I guess it would be never then, eh?)

Anyway, although the Chisholm Trail essentially runs from North Texas to Central Kansas, my plan was to run the Oklahoma portion of the trail. In my case, it basically follows Highway 81 out in Western Oklahoma.

My plan, would be to run what I can each day & plan to end up in some small Oklahoma town & spend the night. Then off again the next morning.

According to my estimates, it is approximately 233 miles. (“Why not run it all at once says Kathy Hoover ofRunne…