RACE #169: Mt. View Trail Half

I had many emotions going into this race — gratitude, excitement, relievement and — yes — even a tinge of disappointment. So, let’s breakdown those emotions … Gratitude — because Saturday not only marked my 169th race, but the 8th anniversary of the beginning of my journey. The day I decided to make up and LIVE. Excitement — This was my 169th race, meaning I am just 11 races away from 180 goal (which I…

RACE #136: Antelope Island Classic 50K

Tough things are tough. But, man, can tough things be more than rewarding. That’s kind of how I feel right now. That’s kind of how I felt going into this race. I knew this was going to be tough, I knew it was going to suck at points, but I knew that in the end I would come away with that rewarding feeling that I did something awesome. I wasn’t planning on running the 50K….

The 58th Fartlek Friday™ – Do you remember New Coke? I sure don’t.

So this week hasn’t really turned out they way I expected or wanted it to go. I had planned and started blogging about goals and recommitting to the ones made at New Years. But, than life just happened. Nothing major, just life. The combination of priorities along with my Grandma still recovering just pushed that aside. Which, I am fine with and that happens. But, additionally, family will always come before my blog. So in that…

One Million ‘LIKES’ closer to an ultra …

The past couple of months I’ve had a few friends trying to convince me to run the Antelope Island Buffalo 50 mile ultra marathon (that in it’s own right is a mouthful) in March. Each time they’ve asked the answer has been the same. No. Even when my friend Robert Merriman brought back Smarties from Canada … the answer was still a no. But, I won’t lie, it was starting to soften. Especially considering how…