My Improvised Liberty Park Run

My Grandma had a saying whenever she had to do something she didn’t really want to do. She’d exasperate, “you gotta do what’cha gotta do, when gotta do it!” And, she’d usually follow that up with, “well Josher, you can’t win them all!” You could pretty much sum up my Saturday long run with those words. This weekend has been on my calendar for a loooooong run. Initially, I wanted to do a self-supported ultra…

InstaReplay: Run Elevated Half Marathon

I won’t go into a full recap of my race considering I am working on a recap for tomorrow. But, I am happy with this race. Extremely happy. I was a minute off of my goal, but considering I was battling a cold the previous two weeks with minimal running — I feel confident that I am going in the right direction. This is one of my favorite races, mainly because this is one of…

RACE #126: Bountiful Handcart Days Half Marathon

BOUNTIFUL — The first of two races this holiday weekend are complete. On Saturday I ran the Handcart Days Half Marathon here in my hometown. I am then running the Deseret News Half Marathon on Monday — er — tomorrow morning. Am I crazy doing this? Sure. Is it unprecedented for me? No. Like I tell everyone who asks how I am able to race so much, the simple answer is — I don’t know…

RACE #123: AF Canyon Race Against Cancer

I’m still trying to collect my thoughts on this race. Going into the race — I had some pretty high expectations for myself. I’m not sure if I set those too high or what? I was shooting for a 2:30-2:39:59 finish time — something I felt was doable after Drop13 a couple weeks ago. And, that didn’t happen. I was off about 20 minutes to be exact. But, this race really was a tale of two races….

RACE #117: March Madness Half Marathon

Running is so rewarding — it’s inspiring — it’s motivating — and, yet it’s hard. It’s easy to forget that. But, running in all it’s simpleness — is tough as — you know what. Sure, it would have helped if I went into the race fully trained. But, that wasn’t the goal. I mainly did it to get my race wiggles out and to use it to gauge where I’m at with my training. There…

Fight4Phat: Marchin’ forth towards June and Drop 13 …

IT’S A RACE WEEKEND!!! You if you can’t tell I am VERY excited to run tomorrow. As I wrote about the other day, I am running the March Madness Half Marathon here in Davis County. It’s a small little race that runs along the Legacy Parkway Trail — and a good test for me. I am not going into the race with a time goal — well, I’d like to be under three hours if…

Starting the New Year off on the right foot … and then left … then right … then left … and then back to the right again …

I don’t know anyone that has ever backed down from a Double Dog Dare?! Jorge thank you for the challenge and the… Posted by Joshua O. Snow Hansen on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 This past Wednesday my friend Jorge tagged me on a Facebook post challenging me to do a “Running Challenge” for 2016. All I had to do was create a meme committing to running three miles per ‘LIKE’ that I got on the meme. I…

RACE #112: Snow Canyon Half Marathon

I know I gush a lot about my races — especially about the scenery and courses. But, this race — takes the cake. It’s such a beautiful course. The scenery and course instantly became one of my favorites. There is a reason why Runner’s World named this one of the best half marathons in the country. Well organized, great volunteers, beautiful course and scenery that can’t be replicated any other way than experiencing it in…