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…

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…

Running 2018 — Week 02/52

Weekly Miles Running: 4.0 miles Race: 0.0 miles Walking: 19.28 miles TOTAL MILES: 23.28 miles Monthly Miles January 2018 Running: 10.0 miles Race: 15.1 miles Walking: 32.7 miles TOTAL MILES: 57.8 miles 2018 Miles Running: 10.0 miles Race: 15.1 miles Walking: 32.7 miles TOTAL MILES: 57.8 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. …

A Detour on the ‘Road to 180’

I am awaiting my orthopedic appointment next Tuesday, but knowing that I am having to back out of the 48 hour race at Jackpot — I have naturally gone to a couple of alternate plans to my race schedule. Not just for 2018, but specifically toward my 180th race. My biggest worry more than running a 100 miles is making sure that my 180th race is the Handcart Days Half Marathon on July 21st. This…

Running 2018 — Week 01/52

Weekly Miles Running: 6.0 miles Race: 15.1 miles Walking: 13.42 miles TOTAL MILES: 34.52 miles Monthly Miles January 2018 Running: 6.0 miles Race: 15.1 miles Walking: 13.42 miles TOTAL MILES: 34.52 miles 2018 Miles Running: 6.0 miles Race: 15.1 miles Walking: 13.42 miles TOTAL MILES: 34.52 miles My estimated race schedule and results from January to the end of September. As always, races are subject to change. Races over 13.1 miles are numbered in parenthesis and numbered overall since July 2011.  1 — New Year’s Revolution Run…

The bet is still on, but …

Ugh. Can I type that again? Ugh. It’s been a tough 8-9 months for me. After running 40 miles in 12 hours at the Jackpot Running Festival last February — I had the audacity to believe that I could do 100 miles at the 2018 event a year later. It actually really wasn’t a belief, it was a confidence that not only was it possible — but, beyond doable. I was excited to tackle this…

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…

LOOK BACK: Revolution Run

2018 will be my eighth year of running. I have done numerous races multiple times and I thought it would be fun to look back at some of these races throughout the coming year as I prepare to run the current year’s race. I have documented all of my races toward my 180 race goal on my Instagram account @joshruns180. It includes my time, the date of the race and a brief synopsis. I will…