The Runcast: S03, E01 — Part Two of ‘It Takes Heart’

Season Three of The Runcast​ kicked off last week with me interviewing co-host and close friend Jorge​ Garcia about his running journey. They talked about his introduction to running, how it played a role in dealing with his addictions and how it literally saved his life. And, because you can never keep a conversation between me and Jorge under an hour, we had to split this episode into two parts. This week, in part two, we talk…

The Runcast: S03, E01 — ‘It Takes Heart’

The Runcast is back for a third season with a new focus and a new format. Out is the music playlist as the focus is on YOU the runner. Season Three is all about your running story. Season Three kicks off with me interviewing co-host and close friend Jorge Garcia about his running journey. We talk about his introduction to running, how it played a role in dealing with his addictions and how it literally…

RACE #170: New Year’s Revolution Run

It’s hard to believe that this is the seventh time I’ve run this race. I still remember the first I ran it back in 2011 — I ran it alone. I didn’t know anyone, I didn’t even talk to anyone. I just came, did my miles and went home. I am a surprised that I came back the following year with that kind of experience. But, I did. This has actually become a race I…

Running in 2018

Sure it’s December and it’s a bit cliche to put these goal posts out. But, I’ve been writing, scheming and planning my 2018 race and training schedule pretty much since August or earlier. I’m an over planner — that’s just what I do. I love the last couple months of the year, because it allows me to be retrospective of the past year and finalize my upcoming year’s plan. The new year brings a renewed…

RACE #167: Snow Canyon Half Marathon

A few months ago this weekend was very much an unknown variable. I wasn’t expecting on racing, but I wanted to. There wasn’t a half marathon in Northern Utah, but the Snow Canyon in Southern Utah was — and it’s a favorite of mine. So with some urging of friends I decided to make a quick trip of it. I figured adding another race this year would help alleviate my race schedule in 2018, especially…

RACE #165: Howloween Half Marathon

[CLICK HERE FOR MY SOJO HALF RACE REPORT] After getting home from the SoJo Half I had an agenda — get some food and take a nap. Unfortunately, I only succeeded in one of those two. I didn’t get the nap I wanted. But, after some steak and eggs I was pretty much good to go for my second race. This was the second time that I’ve done the Howloween Half. The last time it…

RACE #163: The Haunted Half — Salt Lake City

I absolutely love running in October — for many reasons. I love the cool October air, the changing leaves and the plethora of races during the month. You’d think July and August would be the most popular month to run, but it’s too hot during the summer months. October is PERFECT conditions for running. Earlier in the year I wasn’t planning on running The Haunted Half, but those plans changed when I resigned my position…

For the 144 …

This past week has been a VERY emotional week for not just me, but lots of people — nationwide and within my circle of friends. It’s been a week full of sadness, somberness, reflection, anger and frustration. Sometimes separately, sometimes concurrently. It didn’t help that the week started with the news of the Vegas Shooting. I woke up at 2:45am to use the restroom and couldn’t back to sleep as I was following the updates….