RACE #139: Jackpot Running Festival

Running, running, running, walking, walking, walking, running, running, walking, walking, walking, think about running, start running, quickly go back to walking, walking, walking, running, walking, running, walking, think about running, running, walking, walking, walking. Oh, the life of an ultra marathoner. It’s seriously no joke. It’s such a different beast. With as much walking, jogging, running, skipping, drudging and sludging one does during an ultra — once you hit that magical number of 26.3 miles…

The 2016 Joshby Awards Family & Friends Winners!

The goal was to have these awards out — LIKE — two days ago? HA! Didn’t happen. I’ve been pretty dang busy. And, I am fine with that. Plus, I wanted to write a little blurb about each of the winners — but, time did not permit me to do so. So, I blurbed on a couple of the key winners. But, seriously, I am thankful for all of the nominees and winners. The impact…

From Ponies to Buffalo …

So, let’s talk about recovery shall we? This past week has been one of the most interesting weeks for me. Saturday and Sunday after my race were pretty non-descript. I felt good actually. Legs were sore but nothing absolutely brutal and my appetitite was there, but nothing bad. Then Monday came and while my legs felt much better — I was a ravenous beast. I wanted every carb known to man in my body ……

RACE #133: Red Rock Relay Park City

Man, I am winding down towards my 50 — which is happening NEXT week. It’s hard to believe I am almost there, especially after running three marathons in the past month. I just want to run that 50 and get it done with. This past weekend as part of my “tapering” miles, I ran the Red Rock Relay with Team Addict II Athlete. This was a race I’ve been looking forward to for most of…

Trading in the pavement for the trail …

I’m not sure what it is with me lately — but, I’m yearning the trails. I kinda blame Cory Reese’s new book, but it’s been a gradual transition for me the past couple of years. Where it’s coming from — is beyond me? As I pour over the 2017 race schedule — I keep looking for excuses to run trail instead of pavement. I’m not necessarily looking at adding more 50K and 50 milers to…

#FitnessFriday: 20 Midnight Miles …

Egags! That was one of the toughest things I’ve ever done. This was the weekend I was planning my midnight 20 mile treadmill run. Originally, I was going to do it Saturday morning beginning at 12am, but our family is heading out of town for the weekend — so I decided to move it up a day to Friday morning. So, here I am writing about my run — pretty much half asleep. I wouldn’t…

RACE #125: Utah Midnight Run

I’ve said this a lot the past week — but, I’ll say it again. It’s kinda hard to believe that I’ve ran 125 races in my 180 race goal so far. I’ll be celebrating the fifth anniversary of the beginning of this little journey this weekend when I run the Handcart Days Half. Not only was that my first half marathon, but it was my 100th as well. So, naturally, it has a special place…

Reshuffling my 2016 race schedule a tad …

Ugh. I’ve had to reshuffle a few of my races this year — again. I’m sad and happy about it. I’m sad, because I am going to have to drop the Nebo Half — my favorite race and goal race for the summer. But, I’m happy because I have a good excuse to miss it. No, I’m not getting married. But, I’ll be spending time with family in Idaho and Wyoming — specifically the South…