Stranded on a Desert Island

Stranded on a Desert Island

Stranded on a Desert Island Written By George Callahan It’s a silly, simple question. No, it’s more than that. It’s a question that has tugged at my mind, manipulated my intentions, and directed my actions for a long time. I’m not here to...
Comfort Is A Lie

Comfort Is A Lie

Comfort Is A Lie Written By George Callahan The man looks around at his life. Not much to worry about. Not a lot of sweat. No real adversity. “Perfect,” he thinks. “I’m comfortable.” Isn’t life supposed to be this way? Free of pain....
3 Lessons of a 100 Mile DNF

3 Lessons of a 100 Mile DNF

3 Lessons of a 100 Mile DNF Written By George Callahan I was 8 minutes shy of the 30-hour cut off. It was not how I imagined finishing my first 100 mile ultra marathon. I pictured gritting my teeth, conquering, and smiling across the finish line of that point-to-point...
The Pain Cave: You’re On Stage

The Pain Cave: You’re On Stage

The Pain Cave: You’re On Stage Written By George Callahan You’ve been there, or heard other runners talk about it. Eighty miles in, chopping away at the distance, trudging uphill and falling downhill toward a distant finish line. Feet aching, knees...
Bleed For It

Bleed For It

Bleed For It Written By George Callahan It’s easy to sit on the sidelines and watch it all go by. I’ve done it. You’ve done it. People around you and I do it every single day. There it goes, right now, while you read this. What is it? What is all this going by?...
White Knuckles

White Knuckles

White Knuckles Written By George Callahan The blue sky turned grey, the concrete turned to ice, and our wandering eyes, exploring the Virginia mountainsides, turned to the road. The snow fell in clumps and the temperature dropped; the higher our four wheels drove, the...