Running from here onto July …

Hallelujah! January is now over. I absolutely hate January — it’s pretty much the Monday of months. I love the overturn into January from the holidays, but after January 1st — it just sucks. It’s somewhat because of the winter blues, but something horrible usually happens to me or others I love during the month. I have had a number of family members either pass away or get really sick during January — and it…

Looking Beyond 180 …

It’s hard to imagine that I am just 21 races from hitting my 180 goal. I knew this day would come, but when I made the goal — I honestly thought I would be pushing 40 a BIT closer than I am now. If you’re keeping track at home — I turned 36 just last month. When I realized that I was going to hit this goal MUCH sooner, I decided to hit my 180…

Fight4Phat: Looking back while fighting forward

It’s been a slow week on purpose — well — for a couple of reasons. And, it’s all been on purpose actually. One, I needed to give my body a rest from the strict diet. Don’t worry I am not binge eating Skittles and Rockstars instead — I’m just following a less strict version of last month’s diet plan. Then, secondly, I am preparing for my run this weekend. I am running my first ultra…

Episode 01: The Utah Runcast

Joshua, Jim and Jorge talk about their first half and full marathon experiences. Joshua and Jorge try to find a marathon for Jim. And, Josh admits his irrational fear of deer. All that on the pilot episode of The Utah Runcast … Link up with The Utah Runcast on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Things Runners Do, That Don’t Quite Transfer Well to Real Life

Us runners are a peculiar group. We’re methodical in our madness, religious to our routine and slaves to our schedules. Well, most of us. But, you have to admit I KINDA just described you. But, don’t worry, I am not pointing fingers. I am totally in the same boat. But, you have to admit, runners are a peculiar group of athletes. Especially when we start talking about our battle injuries post-run. Now, I have now…

Reese’s Run & Going BIG in Big Cottonwood Canyon …

It’s been a fun, frustrating and kinda long week/weekend for me. I started if off with a lot of good plans and goals and then it kinda of puttered. I don’t know if I would say it was a bad thing, because it was time spent with family and my Grandma. Her days might be numbered and the feeling of being close to family right now feels important to me. Hence, why I didn’t get…

The Wednesday Roundup …

As I have mentioned some here on my blog and on social media, this past month or so has been somewhat difficult. A couple of weeks ago my Mom and I took my Grandma into the ER after she showed symptoms for the flu. We were there for a couple of hours and then released. This past week she went back into the ER with some of the same issues which resulted her in being…

Time to FOCUS in 2015

(NOTE: I apologize to those that might have a hard time reading the banners, they are a part of my yearly theme of “focus” … hence the font. So, if you can’t read what’s on the banners might I suggest a good eye doctor for you?) (ANOTHER NOTE: This comment may be directed more towards my mother than anyone else, but still the offer for a great eye doctor referral is still open.) (YET ANOTHER…