The Road to πŸ’―

I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting the past week. Actually, it’s been an emotional couple of weeks. Between processing the loss of my friend Robert Merriman and missing the Jackpot Ultra Running Festival — it’s kinda left me in a bit of a funk. Not a fun place to be. I am a firm believer that things happen for a reason. I’ve seen God’s hand in my life too many times to deny that….

Running 2018: Week 06/52

Weekly Miles Running:Β 5.5 miles Race:Β 0.0 miles Walking:Β 23.44 miles TOTAL MILES:Β 28.94 miles Monthly Miles January 2018 Running:Β 20.5 miles Race:Β 18.2 miles Walking:Β 82.84 miles TOTAL MILES:Β 121.54 miles February 2018 Running:Β 8.0 miles Race:Β 3.1 miles Walking:Β 33.34 miles TOTAL MILES:Β 41.34 miles 2018 Miles Running:Β 28.5 miles Race:Β 21.3 miles Walking:Β 116.18 miles TOTAL MILES:Β 165.98 miles My estimated race schedule and results from January to the end of July when I run my 180th race. As always, races are subject to change. Races over 13.1…

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…

Time to commence — Operation Half Ass

I love organizing my fitness. I love mapping it all out. And, I love working toward those goals. Working toward these goals — whether their weight-loss or running related — is something I love and need. After my ‘More Grease for Greece’ campaign that I did from August to November to help me lose 35lbs. with the keto diet, I feel the need to hone in on my diet and workout regime, especially now that…

Running 2018 — Week 03/52

Weekly Miles Running:Β 5.0 miles Race:Β 0.0 miles Walking:Β 18.46 miles TOTAL MILES:Β 23.46 miles Monthly Miles January 2018 Running:Β 15.0 miles Race:Β 15.1 miles Walking:Β 51.16 miles TOTAL MILES:Β 81.26 miles 2018 Miles Running:Β 15.0 miles Race:Β 15.1 miles Walking:Β 51.16 miles TOTAL MILES:Β 81.26 miles My estimated race schedule and results from January to the end of July when I run my 180th race. As always, races are subject to change. Races over 13.1 miles are numbered in parenthesis and numbered overall since July 2011.Β …

Thyroids, Ankles & Blurry Eyes …

Yesterday was a marathon of a day. A day of doctor appointments. I find it easier to just take a day off from work and get as many doctor appointments in as I can. I made appointments for the orthopedist, endocrinologist and optometrist — also known as the foot doctor, thyroid doctor and eye doctor. It really was a marathon of a day. My first appointment was with the orthopedist at TOSH Foot & Ankle…

43 Laps.

This past week I have been focusing on mentally preparing myself for the Jackpot Running Festival. Sure it’s in February. But, attempting to run 100 miles is something I’m trying to grasp. And, as much as I still need to put in the work physically — I have to do likewise mentally. That is one reason why I did two half marathons this past Saturday and will do it again next weekend when I run…

Running in 2018 …

A couple of weeks ago, I blogged about my road to 180 races. My 180th race will be July 24th — pretty much SMACK in the middle of the year. So that means I’ve got January through July pretty much covered — but, what about the last half? What’s after my 180th race? That’s a good question. While I am trying to figure out my 2018 race schedule, I’ve had a couple focuses — one,…