Training for My πŸ’―

If you read my post from yesterday — you’ll know I’m wanting to belt out my 100 miler sooner than later. And, my sooner I mean — this year. I really, really, really — really, really, really — really really really want to accomplish this goal for many reasons including honoring my friend Robert Merriman. I’ve planned out my races pretty much from here until July 21st when I run my 180th race. I have…

The Road to πŸ’―

I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting the past week. Actually, it’s been an emotional couple of weeks. Between processing the loss of my friend Robert Merriman and missing the Jackpot Ultra Running Festival — it’s kinda left me in a bit of a funk. Not a fun place to be. I am a firm believer that things happen for a reason. I’ve seen God’s hand in my life too many times to deny that….

Remembering Robert.

Earlier today we said goodbye to my dear friend Robert Merriman. It was a very emotional day. I am drained. So much sorrow, so much gratitude, so many laughs and so many cherished memories. I’m truly grateful and changed by his friendship — like so many within this running community of our’s here in Utah. I was able to share a few thoughts of Robert during his ‘celebration of life,’, which I was completely humbled…

Running 2018: Week 07/52

Weekly Miles Total Running Miles:Β 10.5 miles Β  Β  Β  Β Training Miles:Β 10.5 miles Β  Β  Β  Β Race Miles:Β 0.0 miles Walking Miles:Β 20.7 miles TOTAL MILES:Β 31.2 miles Monthly Miles January 2018 Total Running Miles: 38.7 miles Β  Β  Β  Β Training Miles:Β 20.5 miles Β  Β  Β  Β Race Miles:Β 18.2 miles Walking Miles:Β 82.84 miles TOTAL MILES:Β 121.54 miles February 2018 Total Running Miles: 21.6 miles Β  Β  Β  Β Training Miles:Β 18.5 miles Β  Β  Β  Β Race Miles:Β 3.1 miles Walking Miles:Β 54.04 miles TOTAL MILES:Β 75.64…

The Runcast: S03, E03 β€” β€˜Kept Promises’

What keeps you running? Is it fitness? Is it the competition? What is your reasons were so intimately personal that as you run you carry the banner and message of another’s life? That’s exactly the drive of this episode’s guest, Shelbie Dunford. Carried by a promise she made with her friend Kelley she has run over 72 races including 30 marathons. This friendship and journey has made a once unconfident young Texan girl into a…

Running 2018: Week 06/52

Weekly Miles Running:Β 5.5 miles Race:Β 0.0 miles Walking:Β 23.44 miles TOTAL MILES:Β 28.94 miles Monthly Miles January 2018 Running:Β 20.5 miles Race:Β 18.2 miles Walking:Β 82.84 miles TOTAL MILES:Β 121.54 miles February 2018 Running:Β 8.0 miles Race:Β 3.1 miles Walking:Β 33.34 miles TOTAL MILES:Β 41.34 miles 2018 Miles Running:Β 28.5 miles Race:Β 21.3 miles Walking:Β 116.18 miles TOTAL MILES:Β 165.98 miles My estimated race schedule and results from January to the end of July when I run my 180th race. As always, races are subject to change. Races over 13.1…

Robert.

“A man’s friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.” Charles Darwin This post hurts my heart to write. But, my heart is expressed much better in written word than any other medium. My heart guides my words and thoughts about a man, a friend, that means so much to me. And, has meant so much to so many people on and off the trails. As many are reading Robert Merriman passed away…

To 5K or not to 5K — that is the question.

I am a big believer that good things come out of difficulties. I have seen it too many times in my life to believe it otherwise. And, because of that I’ve also learned how to roll with the punches because in the end — something good will come out the mess. This past year has really tested me in that regard. When I sprained my ankle last April, in the moment I didn’t think I’d…