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…

A whole lotta ughs …

The past couple weeks have been tough. Heck, this past month has been tough on me. I’m not using it as an excuse. But, I’d sure like a break or two once in a while. I’ve been trying to get myself into a groove with my running and fitness and it just hasn’t materialized the way I envisioned it. Granted, I did meet my sub-three time goal a couple weekends ago during the Emigration Canyon…

This should be my 2017 race schedule …

Okay, I think I’ve got my complete 2017 race schedule figured out. I think. Which is a definite maybe. But, let me explain it a little bit. I have a race each month except December. I might add a race in December, but I am not planning on it. It’s a good rest month after a long year of running. My busiest month is June. I have seven races planned for the month. Yes, seven….

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…

Tuesday’s Daily Shorts

If you haven’t read my race recap for the Ogden Half Marathon yet — you can do so here. And, here are most of all my Instagram pictures from the race as well. I am recovering really good — except I have some irritating chaffing that will take some time to heal. So much water, so much running, so much pain. Speaking of the Ogden Marathon — there was even a wedding during the race….

RACE #119: Ogden Half Marathon

I’m writing this recap with about 24 hours of retrospect about this race. And, I’m still trying to figure out exactly how I feel about it. It was wet. It was tough. It was painful. But, at the same time, it was exactly what I needed — emotionally, physically and to some extent — spiritually. It was a truly a test for the whole body. I’ve ran Ogden the past five years — and the…

InstaReplay: Ogden Half Marathon

I swam ran the Ogden Half Marathon today. It was tough. It was wet. It was windy. It was just right down nasty. I didn’t come anywhere near my sub-three time goal. Like remotely close (3:33:15), but I am totally fine with it for a couple reasons — it doesn’t indicate how I felt physically, mentally and emotionally and what I had to face. Plus, to make a long story short (wait for the extended…

#FitnessFriday: Epic adventures in (half) marathoning and I’m kinda now a Disc Jockey (be impressed)

I love race weekends — especially BIG race weekends And, by big I mean like the 2,000+ participants race. Hear in Utah that usually means — Salt Lake City, Ogden, Utah Valley, St. George and Big Cottonwood Marathons. They are always FULL of energy from the expo to finish line. I love them. Plus, now that I’ve been running for over 5 years — I’ve ran a number of races multiple times. This will be…