Training for My πŸ’―

If you read my post from yesterday — you’ll know I’m wanting to belt out my 100 miler sooner than later. And, my sooner I mean — this year. I really, really, really — really, really, really — really really really want to accomplish this goal for many reasons including honoring my friend Robert Merriman. I’ve planned out my races pretty much from here until July 21st when I run my 180th race. I have…

The Runcast: S03, E03 β€” β€˜Kept Promises’

What keeps you running? Is it fitness? Is it the competition? What is your reasons were so intimately personal that as you run you carry the banner and message of another’s life? That’s exactly the drive of this episode’s guest, Shelbie Dunford. Carried by a promise she made with her friend Kelley she has run over 72 races including 30 marathons. This friendship and journey has made a once unconfident young Texan girl into a…

To 5K or not to 5K — that is the question.

I am a big believer that good things come out of difficulties. I have seen it too many times in my life to believe it otherwise. And, because of that I’ve also learned how to roll with the punches because in the end — something good will come out the mess. This past year has really tested me in that regard. When I sprained my ankle last April, in the moment I didn’t think I’d…

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…

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…

My Top 10 Races of 2017

As part of Joshby Week, I rank both my favorite races and race medals (coming tomorrow). Today I am ranking my top 10 favorite races of 2017. After doing over 33 races I’ve had a number to choose. I won’t lie, it was tough. I’ve had a number of awesome experiences, moments, triumphs — and quite a few defeats too. But, that’s a whole other post for another day. Needless to say, it’s been an…

Running in 2018

Sure it’s December and it’s a bit cliche to put these goal posts out. But, I’ve been writing, scheming and planning my 2018 race and training schedule pretty much since August or earlier. I’m an over planner — that’s just what I do. I love the last couple months of the year, because it allows me to be retrospective of the past year and finalize my upcoming year’s plan. The new year brings a renewed…