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Super Awesome News of the Year!

Our co-authored book about the CDT, A Long Way From Nowhere, is now published and up for sale on Amazon! Check it out, give it a read, write a review, or just learn how we handled a 60 mile waterless section of trail!

The Latest and Greatest on Urbyville…

Julie sailingOur Normal Life Blog

Here is our ongoing story of what we do in between our more adventurous adventures. We’ll do our best to keep this ongoing post updated with our attempts at making life adventurous, within the context of an apartment lease, having a job, and going to school. (Last updated: 1/29/15) 


white pass pilot ridge loopLessons from a Newbie

A 29 mile loop in the North Cascades with a total newbie backpacker from the city? I learned that I know more than I thought about living outside.


 2014 Run Rabbit Run 100 Recap

My version of 100 miles on the RRR course, thoughts on the race and season, and preview of what’s in store for the next season.


IMG_0202Unfinished Business

An account of our final week on the CDT to finish up Julie’s remaining 175 miles from I-70 to Steamboat Springs, CO.


Hoka Rapa NuiUltra Strategy Thoughts

I’m now 2/3rds of the way through my mountain ultra racing season. Here are some thoughts on what I’ve learned so far.

Our Fantastically Organized Adventures


In Good Company


logosmallUrbanski Coaching: Reaching runners’ potential on the road, the track, and the trails.

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Julie is proud to be a Gossamer Gear Trail Ambassador

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Matt is racing for Team 7 Hills, part of the Seven Hills Running Shop.

What’s Coming Up

Saturday, January 31st, 2015: Rocky Raccoon 100 Mile Trail Championships

We just can’t seem to get enough of this race and Matt will be giving it a go for the 4th time, hoping for his best finish yet. We love this race because the course is all runnable, it’s fast, the race director and volunteers are fantastic, and the overall atmosphere has made such a lasting impression on us that we keep going back for more.

Sunday, March 15th, 2015: LA Marathon

We’re getting the Marathon Madness crew back together for a flat, fast marathon on a point-to-point tour of a course in LA, from Dodger Stadium to the beach. All of us are hoping for fast times in the race and good times back together with some of our family down in LA.

Saturday, June 27th, 2015: Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run

This one’s a biggie. Matt had a 4.7% chance of getting into this race in the December lottery, and lo and behold, that lucky duck got a golden ticket to the race. For those ultra newbies out there, it’s like the Boston marathon of 100 milers here in the States. It’s sure to be awesome, especially if Matt runs well.


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