Category Archives: OBX

Lacing up the 2017 running season

After three half marathons in the spring (Wilmington, Raleigh, OBX) and my first two Sprint Triathlons in the summer, I was excited for the fall race season this November and December. After miles of training in September and October (~150 … Continue reading

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Winter surf on the Outer Banks

El niño is creating some crazy weather in North Carolina. On Christmas Day, we were on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, it was 70°, the ocean temperatures were in the 60’s, and there was waist high surf. (Apparently, we … Continue reading

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Achievement Unlocked: 2015 Holiday Half Marathon Challenge

On a hilly course and unusually humid day in Durham, NC, I completed a holiday half marathon challenge that included finishing three races starting in early November and concluding in mid-December. While my times may not have have been stellar, … Continue reading

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Half way through the 2015 fall race season

The fall race season started on November 1 with a warm weekend in Raleigh after ending Daylight Savings. Which meant most people got an extra hour of sleep, but that meant I had an extra hour of anxiety before race … Continue reading

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OBX Labor Day Weekend

We were ready for a long weekend on the Outer Banks, but first, Merri Beth and I had few errands to run in Raleigh. Sunsets and long walks on the beach were on hold for a few short hours. We’d … Continue reading

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Winter Surf on the Outer Banks

On the evening of Friday, March 7, 2014, I started preparing for a winter surf session on the Outer Banks. I gathered my wetsuit and various wetsuit parts, including booties, gloves, hood, and other layers. I packed all my gear … Continue reading

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It’s an OBXmas light show

Zander and I headed to the Outer Banks on Saturday, December 14 for an overnight trip. We managed to skirt the rain sweeping across North Carolina. We left Raleigh during a break in the weather and only had to deal … Continue reading

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Farmdog Surf Camp: Day 4

I was up early today to enjoy this cool, October-like weather on the OBX. I decided to get in a 5.8 mile sunrise run to the Wright Brothers Memorial and back. The air was brisk and void of humidity, which … Continue reading

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Farmdog Surf Camp: Day 3

Surf camp day three in one word: Cancelled. My second choice of words: Bummer. I got the call from Aaron at 8:30 am, surf camp was cancelled today due to rough and unsafe surf conditions. I had a suspicion that … Continue reading

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Farmdog Surf Camp: Day 2

Day two of surf camp was a whole new adventure at Farmdog Surf School. A bunch of new kids arrived for the three day camp which runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Even though Zander somewhat started over today, I like … Continue reading

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