How to Remove Sand Spurs Easily: My Experiment

Today I ran at Jonathan Dickinson State Park and decided to try a little experiment as I knew the sand spurs would be epic on the Dunes of Hell. I took commercial grade paper towels and attached them to my laces and most of the spurs stuck to them. Then I removed the paper towels and hence, most of the Spurs, and removed the rest with a micro fiber cloth. Then I removed the spurs from the cloth with my teeth. Yes, I said “my teeth”. This may sound gross but it works! Voila-no spurs anywhere!


Th cloth, one minute after the video was taken:


Hope these tips work for you!

My Three “First 50K” Goals

Tomorrow I will be running my first 50K ultra trail race. It won’t be much of a “race” for me as I am not planning on running fast. However, I do have some goals. Here they are:

  1. Do not DNF. Or, said another way, finish the race! Run the entire 32-ish miles.
  2. Do it in less than 8 hours.
  3. Ensure I can still walk afterwards. I am not joking with this one. I want to make sure I race smart and still have a little something left to at least be able to strut around the park proudly!

I will post again soon to let everyone know how I did. Wish me luck!

Riverbend Park
The gorgeous Riverbend Park!