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…

I am soooooo close to my goal …

Wow. After this past weekend’s race — I realized that I am only 19 races away from my goal! NINETEEN! I’m in the TEENS! Time flies so fast. It’s hard to believe that I’ve been doing this now for over six years. But, it’s also hard to believe that I am reaching this 10 year goal — three years early! Who would have thought? Who would have imagined the experiences I’ve had, races I’ve run…

Running BIG for Robert

This past week has been a tough one for me. I didn’t get in nearly enough miles, mainly because of illness among a few other things. But, I knew no matter how I felt I was going to do some miles on Saturday in honor of my friend Robert Merriman who’s battling brain cancer. It’s been an emotional couple of weeks for the running community here in Utah that know and love Robert. He’s such…

RACE #155: Deseret News Half Marathon

After racing on Saturday at the Handcart Days Half Marathon, I wasn’t sure what to expect on Monday for this race. Especially since I haven’t done much back to back long runs — outside of the Bear Lake Trifecta. Plus, with my ankle lately, I just haven’t had many feel good successful runs. It’s been frustrating because about 6-7 miles into a run my ankle starts screaming. I’ve been going to Physical Therapy and doing…

PhatTuesday: Starting off the New Year on the right foot

I won’t lie — these posts seem kinda cliche. It’s the new year, new goals, new focus, etc., etc., etc. I have a love/hate relationship with the new year because of that. How do you make good resolutions? And, when are you overreaching on your resolutions — and I guess to an extent under reaching? The past couple of years I’ve kind of stepped away from making specific new goals at the start of the year. Instead,…

The 84th Fartlek Friday™ – Is it too late for me to throw my name into the GOP presidential pool? I’ll be 35 next year?!

What a fun and busy week! This was my first week back at Firehouse Fitness (FHF). After about a year away from the gym I decided to go back for a number of reasons. Mainly, because it works, but also when it comes to my fitness I’ve found I do much better in a social environment compared to going solo. And, FHF gives me that. I am excited to get into the groove of things…

Being Fully Supported …

How does a guy write a blog post about his new found running “support”? I’m not sure, but I know I’ll get a call from my Mom wondering why in the heck wrote about wearing a sports bra. And, a post with pictures of me in said sports bra, nonetheless?! But, honestly, I think I found something that really, honestly gives my nipples the best protection from chaffing. I’ve tried NipGuards, BodyGlide, duct tape (totally worthless BTW),…

The 83rd Fartlek Friday™ – When Pink will just be another color …

Friday, Friday, Friday! How I love myself a Friday! Especially a race weekend Friday! It’s been somewhat of an emotional and humbling week for me. This past week I found that three friends of mine were just recently diagnosed with breast cancer. The same kind of cancer that my Mother fought back in 2012. It breaks my heart, especially when thinking of their kids and small families. Cancer sucks. It sucks bad. Cancer isn’t fair….