RACE #155: Deseret News Half Marathon

After racing on Saturday at the Handcart Days Half Marathon, I wasn’t sure what to expect on Monday for this race. Especially since I haven’t done much back to back long runs — outside of the Bear Lake Trifecta. Plus, with my ankle lately, I just haven’t had many feel good successful runs. It’s been frustrating because about 6-7 miles into a run my ankle starts screaming. I’ve been going to Physical Therapy and doing…

This should be my 2017 race schedule …

Okay, I think I’ve got my complete 2017 race schedule figured out. I think. Which is a definite maybe. But, let me explain it a little bit. I have a race each month except December. I might add a race in December, but I am not planning on it. It’s a good rest month after a long year of running. My busiest month is June. I have seven races planned for the month. Yes, seven….

RACE #127: Deseret News Half Marathon

SALT LAKE CITY — It’s kinda hard to put into words about my experience running the Deseret News Half this past Monday. It was tough. It was draining. It was exhausting. But, all be damned — I pushed through all of that. All that this just 48 hours after running the Bountiful Handcart Days Half Marathon. While I didn’t get my sub-2:30 time goal — I am proud of myself, my effort and resolve. I…

InstaReplay: Deseret News Half Marathon

I’ve done some tough and difficult things over my five years of running — I’ve ran marathons, numerous 20 mile training runs, midnight Ragnar legs and a number of back-to-back and double race day races. But, today — was tough. It was very tough. I came into the race having ran the Handcart Days Half 48 hours before. I wasn’t sore or extraordinarily tired. I took it easy on Saturday KNOWING I was going to…

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…

#FitnessFriday: Pioneer Runners sang as they ran and ran and ran …

What a week! It’s been kind of a rollercoaster week for me. Many ups and downs of emotions, etc., etc., etc. My anxiety was a little bit earlier this week — not fun. Not sure if it had anything to do with ending my second round of Whole30 and starting up a third — or with what’s been going on with the RNC in Cleveland? Maybe I’m already missing the ‘Runsmobile’ that officially got retired…

The Joshby Awards: Top Ten Race Medals of 2014

I ran a lot in 2014. I mean a lot. I ran four marathons, 25 half marathons, Ragnar and three 5Ks. And, those are just races. Of this past year, I don’t think I ran on the weekend just 2-3 times. In all I am sitting about 1150 miles put on the ‘ol legs. Needless to say, that’s a lot of running. Starting out in 2014 I really didn’t go out to race so much,…

The cheetah within …

Last week I blogged about my recent health and weight issues. I hate blogging about those things. But, sometimes that’s just life. Especially when you live with a whacked out thyroid and doctor. This past week I’ve really been trying to focus on the mentality of what I need to do now, but more importantly, where I want to go as well. After a much needed run at Liberty Park last week I started seeing…