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…

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…

A Detour on the ‘Road to 180’

I am awaiting my orthopedic appointment next Tuesday, but knowing that I am having to back out of the 48 hour race at Jackpot — I have naturally gone to a couple of alternate plans to my race schedule. Not just for 2018, but specifically toward my 180th race. My biggest worry more than running a 100 miles is making sure that my 180th race is the Handcart Days Half Marathon on July 21st. This…

Top 10 Race Medals of 2017

These are some of my favorite posts of the year. Each year I basically choose my Top 10 favorite race medals. There isn’t really a set criteria other than they’re my favorite and usually either catch my eye or mean something to me in relation to that race. The Runtastic Trilogy Medal is on the top of the list and shouldn’t be much of a surprise considering it also won The Joshby for Medal of…

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…

The thing about Joshua Trees …

This weekend is a big weekend of running for me. I am running both the Snow Canyon Half Marathon (St. George, Utah) and the Joshua Tree Half Marathon (Joshua Tree, California) on Saturday. As I’ve pointed out before here on the bloggy blog, I am not just running two half marathons in one day, I am also running my name! Pretty cool if you ask me. I mean, how many people can say that they…

KETO UPDATE: One Month In

I’ve meant to post this earlier this week. But, thanks to not feeling too hot after my race this past weekend and working on that race recap, I’ve taken my time to get to get to it. But, that’s okay, it’s still relevant. The past month has gone by pretty quickly — it’s hard to believe that I am a month into my 36th year. Almost as hard as it is to believe that I…

Looking Beyond 180 …

It’s hard to imagine that I am just 21 races from hitting my 180 goal. I knew this day would come, but when I made the goal — I honestly thought I would be pushing 40 a BIT closer than I am now. If you’re keeping track at home — I turned 36 just last month. When I realized that I was going to hit this goal MUCH sooner, I decided to hit my 180…