Proud

Tonight at the gym, I had one mission. I wanted to get in an “easy three” before my half marathon on Saturday. But, that plan failed miserably. The plan quickly turned into an “easy five” run and I just kind of … ran. It wasn’t a fartlek, sprint or training run, but a simple run. A mind clearing run. The kind of run where I end up talking to myself and run things out. I plugged…

Goodbye 2013, Hellooooo 2014

I have this strange relationship with New Years. I remember as a kid not understanding it. Why in the world would people stay up until midnight waiting to yell our love for the new year for five seconds tops, look at each other and then say, “well it’s getting late, we better get home” and then get in their car and leave. It happened to my parent’s friends when I was a kid and for…

Put one foot in front of the other

In the spirit of Frosty the Snowman … HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I can’t tell you how many times I watched the show the past month with my two-year old niece. She is hopelessly addicted to Frosty. That is all she wants to watch. Even when we try to get her onto another Christmas show she still demands Frosty. How can you say no to a cute two year old? You can’t. You just can’t. As much…

Welcome to Running180!

The wait is over! Welcome to Running180. If you haven’t guessed yet, yes, this is my new blog. After spending the past 3-4 years with Blogger/Blogspot I decided it was time for a change. I wanted to move onto bigger and brighter things. I am now hosted by Bluehost.com and simply am looking to expand my blogging presence. I want/need to share my story on a bigger stage. So why Running180? Why not keep Running Towards…

So this is Christmas 2013

I’m really bad at staying away from blogging, especially when I tell myself I am going to stay away. I have this same problem with ice cream, eggnog and puppies. But, when you love Christmas and spend an awesome couple days with family, nieces, nephews and cousins … you can’t NOT tell the world about it, right? Anyways, let the pictures and stories proceed … The Hansen family festivities began on Saturday when we had…

Why does Santa Claus have to be fat?

Sure, I am not launching my blog until next week, but I had to share my frustration about something that would be fairly irrelevant come next week. And, that’s the cause of Santa Claus. Why does he have to be fat? You look back to early drawings and photos of St. Nicholas and he’s nowhere near the size the we’ve grown accustom to the past half century or so. Even in film there are some…

Taking shape

Well if you haven’t noticed yet, Running180 is shaping into a blog. And, yes, it is my blog. After using Blogspot/Blogger for the past 4-5 years I decided I needed to move along. It was a difficult split. I am still getting accustomed to WordPress and all the fancy gizmos (that last statement made me sound like I am 75 years old or older). Blogger is just so user friendly … sigh. But, I feel…

Coming January 2014: Running180

Welcome to Running180! Over the next couple of weeks you will slowly start noticing this website take shape. Please be patient. I am sure you will be extremely happy with the end result. In the meantime please connect with me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. More social media platforms should be made available over the next few weeks. If you would like to email me with your comments, questions or potential sponsorship please feel free…