A raceless weekend update … what should I do with myself?


I won’t lie, it’s kinda strange not having a race this weekend. I should have. I was originally signed up to the Corner Canyon 25K in Draper, but I sold the spot because we held a Bugout Run this weekend. Slightly, bummed … but … not really. I committed to the races months and months ago and another reason why I am not racing AS MUCH in 2016 then this year.

But, that’s a post for a whole other day.

It was still an awesome weekend and the Bugout Run was a lot of fun. We met up at the mouth of Emigration Canyon here in Salt Lake City. After we helped grade and provide feedback on people’s bugout bags we headed out on the Bonneville Shoreline Trail for the run.

Well, I should say the Bugout Run is a mixture of running and/or hiking. It’s really an individual decision. Depending on the event Jorge will go out with the runners and I will go with the hikers. The run is designed to tailor itself to all people of all fitness abilities.


The total hike was just over five miles. It’s a beautiful trail. I tried to capture it with the picture I took above. But, pictures don’t do it justice. At all. You really have to do it to experience it. The terrain is both doable and challenging. The hike up to our turn around point near “The Living Room” is rather steep. It really gives your quads a good burn.

And, that was also on design. At the turn around point we did a set of leg exercises — 40 jumping jacks, 40 jumping squats, 40 climbers and 40 lunges. After hiking UP the trail to do those wasn’t easy and was done to induce fatigue and to somewhat simulate what you’d encounter during an emergency.

Then on our way down Jorge and Spencer taught a couple techniques on how to start a fire with flint and a knife. I’ve never done that before and it was pretty cool learning the skill. You’d think an Eagle Scout should KNOW this skill, but you have to remember I was pretty much the World’s Worst Eagle Scout. Even ask my Mom … she pretty much earned my Eagle more than me.

And, that is one reason why I am doing The Bugout Run. Not only do I want to learn the skills, but I believe in it and I’ve always believed in the importance of putting into practice what you’re learning. There is no greater teacher than actually DOING it.

Anyways, if you’re interesting in attending a future Bugout Run we have a couple coming up on November 21st and December 5th. Click on the links to RSVP on the Facebook event page.



These two races are kinda inseparable, so I couldn’t really separate the two when talking about one and not the other. My next couple of races are the two Haunted Half races. The first being this weekend here in Salt Lake City and the second in Provo next week on Halloween.

These two races are fun. This is the third year I’ve done the SLC race and second doing Provo. This is also the second time I’ve swept both courses. All of that pretty much translates to this … it’s going be to a PARTY!

It’s been a while since I’ve swept a course … well okay, a month ago at Big Cottonwood. But, still that seems like forever. This is my favorite pacing assignment for many reasons, but when you put into account that you’re dressed up and it’s a party — it just makes it THAT much better.

Registration is still open for both races! Come run with me! Or run faster than me and then come back and join the party!


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FREE MEAL! One thing about my new regime is I am trying to take a healthier direction with my free meals. Typically, I’d go for what sounds good. Could be anything — pizza, fat burritos, etc. But, do I really NEED that? Even though I’m allowed anything for one meal a week. And, of course the answer is no. I don’t NEED it. So I want to change my focus. So for my free meal at @redrobinburgers I did the Bonzai veggie burger with bottomless broccoli … and of course water to drink. Still a substantial meal, but with better choices and less calories. But, it’s not about just cutting calories, it’s about reprogramming my habits, mind and choices. But, seriously, bottomless broccoli is life! #freemeal #redrobin #veggieburger #broccoli #bottomlessbroccoli #dinner #food #weightloss #weightlossjourney #hypothyroid #hypothyroidism #health #wellness #fitness #lowtestosterone @fight4phat @running180 @mejosher @redrobinburgers

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Total Mileage Breakdown for 2015
2015 Training Miles – 223.25 miles
2015 Walking Miles – 374.55 miles
2015 Race Miles – 374.3 miles
2015 Total Miles – 972.1 miles
Monthly Total Miles for 2015
January – 78.8 miles
February – 72.85 miles
March – 115.3 miles
April – 76.3 miles
May  97.4 miles
June  131.15 miles
July  101.65 miles
August  110.2 miles
September – 115.69 miles
October – 78.75 miles


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