RACE #163: The Haunted Half — Salt Lake City

I absolutely love running in October — for many reasons. I love the cool October air, the changing leaves and the plethora of races during the month. You’d think July and August would be the most popular month to run, but it’s too hot during the summer months. October is PERFECT conditions for running. Earlier in the year I wasn’t planning on running The Haunted Half, but those plans changed when I resigned my position…

Moving on from here …

In an ideal world this would be my Ogden Marathon race recap. Heck, in a even semi-optimistic world this would be my Ogden Half Marathon race recap. But, it’s not. I could write a country song from everything that has seemed to go wrong with me the past month or so. Whether it was spraining my ankle, DNFing the Salt Flats 50K, DNSing the Tulip Festival Half, getting the flu, having a non-healing ankle, then…

RACE #143: Emigration Canyon Half Marathon

Welp, I finally got the Emigration Canyon run I’ve been wanting since at least last week. And, I can’t be any more happier with my effort AND results. It’s been a good two years since I last ran down Emigration Canyon — well okay — 18 months-ish? Whenever the Haunted Half was in 2015? Anyways — I’ve needed a good Emigration Canyon run for QUITE A WHILE. And, I got it this past weekend. Canyon…

Running myself “Back2Phat”

Okay, first off, I am not necessarily starting a new blog, but I guess in a way … I am? But, really, this is more of a campaign. I hate calling it a diet. It’s just a focus of accountability. But, basically, now that my thyroid and testosterone is (finally) leveled, I am wanting/needing to focus to get off the weight from the past year. How much? About 40-50lbs … ish? Now that my metabolism…

The 75th Fartlek Friday™ – Diamonds are forever …

Wow, so this is the 75th installment of Fartlek Friday? I feel like I should celebrate it somehow? It’s the “DIAMOND” anniversary … sooooooo … I tried to Google an appropriate picture, but I found this instead … Don’t laugh though, because this picture is actually quite disturbing. It makes my trypophobia quite unbearable. Gosh, it’s making me itchy. Just in case you are wondering if you are trypophobic take a look at these pictures. But, don’t tell…

WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Picking up the mileage and looking forward …

I love the week after the Daylights Savings Time switchover. Like, a lot. It makes me happy. It’s amazing what that extra hour of sunlight does to someone, especially for someone who works behind a desk. I was able to get in a couple evening runs which were HEAVEN! I can almost smell summer around the corner! On Saturday a group of us ran down Emigration Canyon to Liberty Park. This was a typical route…

Earning our downhill run in Emigration Canyon …

As I mentioned last week I’ve been on a kick as of late with running up and downhill. And, as many would think … yes, it’s a sickness. But, oh my heavens do I love it! The problem is I am not sure what I am more in love with … the challenge or the punishment? Or maybe just being outside running? Either way, this past week’s run with my running group was awesome.It was…

The 57th Fartlek Friday™ – I wish that the Super Bowl™ was a HUGE bowl of Jell-O you could jump into …

Goodbye January friend. Adios. It felt like you hardly stayed around? Meh. I’ve kinda come to terms that time flies much faster the older you get. Which, kinda sucks. I won’t lie. I guess what’s tougher for me is to get over that I’ve been running now for over four years. That’s nuts! I am starting to now run races for the fourth time! I feel like I’ll be reaching that 180 goal in no…