The Runcast: S03, E03 — ‘Kept Promises’

What keeps you running? Is it fitness? Is it the competition? What is your reasons were so intimately personal that as you run you carry the banner and message of another’s life? That’s exactly the drive of this episode’s guest, Shelbie Dunford. Carried by a promise she made with her friend Kelley she has run over 72 races including 30 marathons. This friendship and journey has made a once unconfident young Texan girl into a…

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…

The 2017 Joshby Running Award Winners

First off, I want to thank everyone who was involved with The Joshby Running Awards this year. Not just my adorably cute announcers during the Awards Show last night, but everyone that nominated fellow runners, races, etc. for the 16 categories — and voted! I was floored that over 200 people voted for each category. Amazing. When I started The Joshbys over 12 years ago, I did it as fun way to acknowledge my family…

It’s time to bet big … on myself

“I don’t like to gamble, but if there’s one thing I’m willing to bet on, it’s myself.” Beyoncé When I started running, I had no idea where I was going. I started because I wanted to lose weight and I knew it would help me in that goal. But, beyond that, I had no idea where it was taking me? Less than a year into my weight-loss journey my trainer, Kevin, challenged me to run…

The Post Ultra Blues …

I love ultras. But, I hate the ultra aftermath. The recovery period. The aches. The pain. The questioning your sanity (well okay that’s an everyday occurrence). And, of course, the general blues. I’ve accepted the ‘running blues’ — or whatever you want to call them — for pretty much anything over a marathon. The week after a long race I usually get into a funk for a couple days. Part of it is that I…

Figuring this Hashimoto’s thing out …

It’s been an interesting couple of weeks for me. Besides figuring out this whole Hashimoto’s Disease out — I’ve been dealing with a beastly bout of bronchitis. I feel lucky it hasn’t been the flu, but that hasn’t stopped the fatigue of restless nights from coughing up a lung and a half. I thought I was turning a corner after sleeping most all day on Sunday, but I ended up coughing all night Monday night…

This is Bananas …

Running has become a large part of who I am — a very large part. And, it’s something I want it be a part of me throughout my lifetime. When I made my goal to run 180 races by age 40 — I did so because I wanted running to be a challenge that took me a decade or so to acheive. Well, I am 35 — going on 36 in August — and I…

The Joshbys: Top 10 Race Medals of 2016

This past year I’ve run some 20+ races. Well, more like 25. I had a few 5K races in there as well. But, I’ve collected quite the cache of race medals in 2016. Lots of blingity bling. As I have done the past couple of years I like to rank my favorites. There’s really no formula in my ranking. Other than what the medal means to me personally and whether or not I love the…