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…

The Detoured Road to 180 …

Sigh. With the news this past week that I will have to drop the Sun Half Marathon and Jackpot Running Festival because of my ankle, I decided to reconfigure my race schedule. Is it too early for that? Maybe. Well, okay, yes it is. But, I’m a planner, this is my blog … and I am determined to reach my 180th race this July at the Handcart Days Half Marathon here in Bountiful. It has…

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…

RACE #170: New Year’s Revolution Run

It’s hard to believe that this is the seventh time I’ve run this race. I still remember the first I ran it back in 2011 — I ran it alone. I didn’t know anyone, I didn’t even talk to anyone. I just came, did my miles and went home. I am a surprised that I came back the following year with that kind of experience. But, I did. This has actually become a race I…

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…

My Top 10 Races of 2017

As part of Joshby Week, I rank both my favorite races and race medals (coming tomorrow). Today I am ranking my top 10 favorite races of 2017. After doing over 33 races I’ve had a number to choose. I won’t lie, it was tough. I’ve had a number of awesome experiences, moments, triumphs — and quite a few defeats too. But, that’s a whole other post for another day. Needless to say, it’s been an…

Running in 2018

Sure it’s December and it’s a bit cliche to put these goal posts out. But, I’ve been writing, scheming and planning my 2018 race and training schedule pretty much since August or earlier. I’m an over planner — that’s just what I do. I love the last couple months of the year, because it allows me to be retrospective of the past year and finalize my upcoming year’s plan. The new year brings a renewed…

… and I’m back …

After 15 days abroad — I am back! There is so, so much to say about the trip. Not only did I tour Paris, Rome, Athens and other places alongside my family, but I was able to meet cousins in Athens and Crete as well. It was a life changing trip — to say the least. But, after living out of a carry-on suitcase and on some very questionable mattresses (one in which I broke,…