Quotes to Run To …

I’m a quote guy. I love quotes. Ever since I was a teenager if I read or heard a quote I liked I would write it down. I have a number of quote journals — too many to count. Quotes can be a motivating power, they can be a affirmation of your actions or a much needed spark of inspiration. They’ve been pivotal in my weight-loss, running and — life — journey. So my collection…

Thyroids, Ankles & Blurry Eyes …

Yesterday was a marathon of a day. A day of doctor appointments. I find it easier to just take a day off from work and get as many doctor appointments in as I can. I made appointments for the orthopedist, endocrinologist and optometrist — also known as the foot doctor, thyroid doctor and eye doctor. It really was a marathon of a day. My first appointment was with the orthopedist at TOSH Foot & Ankle…

Running 2018 — Week 02/52

Weekly Miles Running: 4.0 miles Race: 0.0 miles Walking: 19.28 miles TOTAL MILES: 23.28 miles Monthly Miles January 2018 Running: 10.0 miles Race: 15.1 miles Walking: 32.7 miles TOTAL MILES: 57.8 miles 2018 Miles Running: 10.0 miles Race: 15.1 miles Walking: 32.7 miles TOTAL MILES: 57.8 miles My estimated race schedule and results from January to the end of July when I run my 180th race. As always, races are subject to change. Races over 13.1 miles are numbered in parenthesis and numbered overall since July 2011. …

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…

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…

Running 2018 — Week 01/52

Weekly Miles Running: 6.0 miles Race: 15.1 miles Walking: 13.42 miles TOTAL MILES: 34.52 miles Monthly Miles January 2018 Running: 6.0 miles Race: 15.1 miles Walking: 13.42 miles TOTAL MILES: 34.52 miles 2018 Miles Running: 6.0 miles Race: 15.1 miles Walking: 13.42 miles TOTAL MILES: 34.52 miles My estimated race schedule and results from January to the end of September. As always, races are subject to change. Races over 13.1 miles are numbered in parenthesis and numbered overall since July 2011.  1 — New Year’s Revolution Run…

The bet is still on, but …

Ugh. Can I type that again? Ugh. It’s been a tough 8-9 months for me. After running 40 miles in 12 hours at the Jackpot Running Festival last February — I had the audacity to believe that I could do 100 miles at the 2018 event a year later. It actually really wasn’t a belief, it was a confidence that not only was it possible — but, beyond doable. I was excited to tackle 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…