#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…

RACE #118: Provo City Half Marathon

First a few items of business. One, my blog is back up and in service. It had been down for the past couple of weeks. I had some errors that wouldn’t allow me to upload content and at times view the blog itself. I’d love to sit here and curse my blog host about their inability to fix this matter within a timely matter. But, it was totally user error. I might look like I…

Daily Shorts: March Madness Style

In the spirit of March Madness and the beginning of the First Round of the NCAA Basketball Tournament today, I thought I’d celebrate with an extended version of ‘Daily Shorts.’ I guess there’s nothing truly short about a 68 item list — but — it is, what it is … I guess if we’re going to start this off talking about the basketball tournament — I should share this — it’s a history of the…

Fight4Fartlek — Gobble, wobble, gobble and probably more wobbling after dinner today

This is a funny week. And, Thanksgiving is kinda messing it all up. Typically, today is my Fight4Phat post and then tomorrow is Fartlek Friday. Since, I am running the Thankful 13 this morning — I figured I’d do my race report tomorrow. I hate for it to wait until Monday when it’s WAY past the race date. So, I decided to merge Fight4Phat and Fartlek Friday into one jumbled up post. Exciting, huh? But,…

The 95th Fartlek Friday™ – So, um, this is Halloween? Can it be Christmas already? Cuz — I’ll gladly trade in all my candy corn for a chocolate Santa

Okay — let’s be honest here. I have a love/hate relationship with Halloween. Well, actually, I am not sure if I would call it love or hate — I’m indifferent. Indifferent leading towards hating it. As a kid — I loved the candy (well except for Bit-O-Honeys, peanut butter taffy and Nerds), but I hated the act of Trick-or-Treating. Kids these days have it easy — all they have to do is go to some neighborhood…

Mama Duck’s Annual Holiday Waddle

This has been a fun week of running and adventure. I love the last half of December for a number of reasons. One, is obviously Christmas and the other is because it’s usually spent with lots of family and friends. One thing that has become somewhat of an annual tradition (as annual as a two year event can be) is a run on the Saturday before Christmas in Orem hosted by my friend Susette. It’s…

I’m getting too old to be this young …

The title really says it all. Well, actually it doesn’t. The title could lead you to believe that I am trying to at act more mature. But, it really has nothing to do with my maturity level (that’s a post for another day) and more with my health and body. I took the day off from work today and went through a marathon of doctor appointments. I had the dentist this morning followed up by…

RACE RECAP #84: Thankful 13

I love Thanksgiving races. Not just because they help you earn your pie, but because of the atmosphere, the people and the challenge. On a day of gratitude you come together and participate in something you all love and enjoy. Okay, I lied. I run for the pie. Yesterday was my third time running the Thankful 13 Half Marathon and let me tell you … I didn’t feel guilty ONCE OUNCE eating my Thanksgiving dinner. Sure,…