I am soooooo close to my goal …

Wow. After this past weekend’s race — I realized that I am only 19 races away from my goal! NINETEEN! I’m in the TEENS! Time flies so fast. It’s hard to believe that I’ve been doing this now for over six years. But, it’s also hard to believe that I am reaching this 10 year goal — three years early! Who would have thought? Who would have imagined the experiences I’ve had, races I’ve run…

RACE #154: Bountiful Handcart Days Half Marathon

This race means a lot to me. Well, the whole Handcart Days festival means a lot to me. Growing up our family was heavily involved when my Dad served as the Chairman for the event. That included coordinating the parade, park festivities, entertainment and fireworks with a committee of local volunteers. I spent a lot of time at the Bountiful Park lugging food to the concession stands, setting up VIP parade booths and whatever else…

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…

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 82nd Fartlek Friday™ – Happy Pie and (Root) Beer Day!

HAPPY PIONEER DAY! If there’s an outside chance that you don’t live in Utah or along the Mormon Corridor, odds are you have NOOOOOO idea what Pioneer Day is all about. So, here’s a little history lesson for you … The Mormons got ran out of Nauvoo, Illinois after Prophet Joseph Smith was martyred. The Mormons settled around Iowa for a couple years before heading west to the Rocky Mountains. On, July 23, 1847, Mormons…

Buggin’ Out in Bountiful

What a fun and crazy weekend. After months of working on getting The Bugout Run off the ground we had our first event on Saturday. We had 6 of the 28 people who signed up show up, but we still felt it was a success. Especially for being a free event with a premise somewhat new and unheard of in the running and even the prepping world. Our goal for The Bugout Run has always…

The 81st Fartlek Friday™ – It’s Disneyland’s 60th Birthday today, so this post is pretty much all about that

If you didn’t know that today was Disneyland’s 60th anniversary than I am disappointed in you already. Then again, I also remember dates and numbers like some idiot savant. Seriously, I know too much. There are two things I know WAY too much about — sports and Disney. This in part because both topics have provided me with my bathroom reading for nearly the past 20 years. Not to mention my over the top fanaticism…