Booneville Backroads Ultra 50K

Over the weekend my sister and I ran and completed the Booneville Backroads Ultra 50K. I attempted the 100K last year but ended in my first (and hopefully only) dnf. I needed to come back this year to redeem myself. My sister, having run only a handful of half marathons in the past, was motivated and determined to finish the 50K with me. We agreed we would run it together. After having lost both our Dad and other sister in a span of 5 years, we both had fire inside that we would finish in honor of them. The course was far from easy- with mountainous hills, storms/rain, and mud…lots of mud, we finished! 

My husband, who’s also an amazing crewer and videographer put this video together of my sister and I’s race experience. Check it out!

Ultra number 3 in the books. 

🎥: @g_bein

Monster Cookie Energy Bites

Time lapse of me making energy bites for before and/or after my long runs. Find the delicious and easy recipe below. 


1¼ cups old fashioned oats

½ cup creamy peanut butter

¼ cup honey

⅓ cup mini m&ms

⅓ cup mini chocolate chips

Dump all your ingredients into a medium sized bowl.

Stir well for a few minutes until everything is combined and oats and chocolate pieces are coated with wet ingredients.

Roll mixture into small balls (about 1 – 1 and ½ inches in size) carefully. (Wash your hands occasionally to prevent mixture from sticking to them too much)

Place bites on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.

Allow to set in the fridge till solid.

Store in fridge in an airtight container or ziplock bag

Courtesy of Pinterest. Link to original recipe: