RACE #143: Emigration Canyon Half Marathon

Welp, I finally got the Emigration Canyon run I’ve been wanting since at least last week. And, I can’t be any more happier with my effort AND results. It’s been a good two years since I last ran down Emigration Canyon — well okay — 18 months-ish? Whenever the Haunted Half was in 2015? Anyways — I’ve needed a good Emigration Canyon run for QUITE A WHILE. And, I got it this past weekend. Canyon…

Playing catch up and — BOSTON!

Oh man, it’s been a week since I last blogged — I was starting to go through withdrawals. But, it was a busy, busy week with PrepperCon last weekend — and I just didn’t have the time to give the blog the attention I needed to give it. But, I am back and getting into the swing of things. I’ve got a lot of things I want/need to get back into a groove with this week…

Phat Tuesday Matters & Such

I feel like a bum. I wasn’t able to get my long run in like I had hoped on Saturday. And, by long run — I mean any run. This past weekend — and subsequent week are crazy busy leading up to PrepperCon on Friday and Saturday. Plus, on top of that, I am taking Thursday and Friday off of work, so I am working ahead as much as I can. Busy, busy, busy. But,…

Friday Matters: Cranking up the miles, getting prep’d and mourning a loss on my race schedule …

Every year as the calendar and seasons go into spring — I am always reminded how much I love this weather. There’s something wonderfully renewing about Spring that rejuvenates my goals and resolutions better than New Years. But, for someone who loathes the snow — spring weather — is simply the best. Whether it’s the cool morning weather, spring showers or small glimpses of summer … I love it all (I feel like I just…

Fight4Phat: Just fightin’ and takin’ names … well okay … not taking names, but I am fightin’

HAPPY APRIL FOOLS! I won’t lie — I don’t got anything to pull on you. I love a good prank, but I kinda hate those “trying to be funny April Fools jokes on Facebook.” Because really — they aren’t. I’m sorry — but — ever since basically 2007, we’ve all seen those fake engagement/pregnancy announcements. I’m the type though to tie a rubberband around the sink hose, Kool-Aid in the showerhead or saran wrap over…

Fight4Phat: [I GOT NOTHING CLEVER FOR A TITLE … or do I?]

It’s been a fun week. It’s been a busy week. It’s been a very rewarding week. First off, the switch in my diet is paying off and I have found some MUCH needed energy. That’s been the hardest thing for me the past couple years. Broken thyroids don’t lend themselves to giving out much energy. But, this week — I’ve felt a tremendous difference in my energy levels. But, I am not going to talk…

Fight4Phat: Just searching for that ‘key to success’ in a sea of discarded keys

Kind of an odd week. It’s (luckily) been a fast week for me. But, it’s just been kind of odd. Probably because I’ve been uber busy with a number of projects — recording podcasts, working on PrepperCon, the Bugout Run and running stuff — among other things. I’m not complaining, but it’s just been a tad crazy. And, I am ready for a weekend. A fun weekend. This past week I’ve been really focusing on…

Fight4Phat: I feel like it’s time for a reboot — but, one much better than a “HULK” reboot

Not going to lie — I’ve hated the last two weeks. They’ve been pretty sucky. Last week it was bronchitis and all that nastiness — basically I sounded like a sea lion in heat. I didn’t do any running and I stayed home to keep me quarantined. I’ve dealt with bronchitis numerous times so I didn’t think much of it — until I didn’t get better. The sea lion bark got worse and I just didn’t…