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…

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…

RACE #154: Bountiful Handcart Days Half Marathon

This race means a lot to me. Well, the whole Handcart Days festival means a lot to me. Growing up our family was heavily involved when my Dad served as the Chairman for the event. That included coordinating the parade, park festivities, entertainment and fireworks with a committee of local volunteers. I spent a lot of time at the Bountiful Park lugging food to the concession stands, setting up VIP parade booths and whatever else…

Putting one (good) foot forward

The past three and a half months have been a challenge. Big challenge for me. On April 1st while running down Emigration Canyon I sprained my ankle — and — it’s been a slower than wanted process to heal. I haven’t written much about it, because I haven’t really known what was going on with it for a while. I self-treated it for about a month, because I was still able to run on it….

This should be my 2017 race schedule …

Okay, I think I’ve got my complete 2017 race schedule figured out. I think. Which is a definite maybe. But, let me explain it a little bit. I have a race each month except December. I might add a race in December, but I am not planning on it. It’s a good rest month after a long year of running. My busiest month is June. I have seven races planned for the month. Yes, seven….

Another look at my 2017 races …

Last week I celebrated the fifth anniversary of my first half marathon by running the Bountiful Handcart Days Half Marathon. This got me thinking (this usually means trouble). Next summer I’ll be celebrating my fifth anniversary of my first marathon — which was the Deseret News Marathon. Since I celebrating my fifth anniversary running half marathons at my first race, I thought I’d do the same for my marathon. Thus, I am adding the Deseret…

RACE #127: Deseret News Half Marathon

SALT LAKE CITY — It’s kinda hard to put into words about my experience running the Deseret News Half this past Monday. It was tough. It was draining. It was exhausting. But, all be damned — I pushed through all of that. All that this just 48 hours after running the Bountiful Handcart Days Half Marathon. While I didn’t get my sub-2:30 time goal — I am proud of myself, my effort and resolve. I…

InstaReplay: Deseret News Half Marathon

I’ve done some tough and difficult things over my five years of running — I’ve ran marathons, numerous 20 mile training runs, midnight Ragnar legs and a number of back-to-back and double race day races. But, today — was tough. It was very tough. I came into the race having ran the Handcart Days Half 48 hours before. I wasn’t sore or extraordinarily tired. I took it easy on Saturday KNOWING I was going to…