RACE #158: Nebo Half

NEBOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! I love this race. Absolutely love. I would marry it if I could. But, alas, I can’t marry races — which is pretty sad. But, that won’t displace the Nebo Half within my hearts of hearts. The course race holds my PR (2:08) that I set back in 2013. I am nowhere near that pace right now — and that’s okay. That can of worms is a post and a half for another day….

The Road to 180 is within view …

It seems like the closer and closer I get to meeting my 180 goal the more rearranging and adding I am making to my race schedule. I am really excited to get my 180 goal over with. Don’t get me wrong — I love running and will continue to run after I meet my goal. But, I’m ready to move onto my next phase and some other goals within the running sphere. I am still…

This is Bananas …

Running has become a large part of who I am — a very large part. And, it’s something I want it be a part of me throughout my lifetime. When I made my goal to run 180 races by age 40 — I did so because I wanted running to be a challenge that took me a decade or so to acheive. Well, I am 35 — going on 36 in August — and I…

Thoughts before my first 50 …

Deep breath. After months and months of training — here I am. I’ve got many thoughts running through my head and emotions wanting to be felt. But, here I am, on the cusp of doing something once thought impossible. I want to feel fear. I want to feel peace. I want to feel nervous. I want to feel confidence. I want to feel anxious. I want to feel strong. But, this feeling I feel is all…

The accidental marathon …

Um, I’m an idiot. And, I mean that in the nicest way possible. But, really, I am. Case in point. A number of races opened their registration this week and in the process of registering for a couple of key ones — namely the Ogden Half Marathon. I did something really, really, really stupid. I accidentally signed up for the FULL marathon and not the HALF marathon. I’ve done the Ogden Marathon before — way…

#Fight4Phat: The Bulletproof Diet

I’ve been a little quiet about the progress of my diet the past month and for good reason. I haven’t really been following one the past month. As has been heavily chronicled the past 4-5 months, I had been following the Whole30 to success of a 35lbs. weight-loss. Not bad. This past month my plan was to follow a bastardized version of the Whole30 — or basically a Paleo 80/20 diet plan. But, I learned…

InstaReplay: Revel Big Cottonwood Marathon

My race report will come here either tomorrow or Tuesday. Really just depends if and when I don’t die. But, below are some of the pictures from the Revel Big Cottonwood Marathon that I ran yesterday morning. Needless to say, it was tough. I am sore. I am slightly dead. And, I had a heck of time. It was a lot of fun. From the pre-race dinner to the pre-race festivities to the race itself…

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…