LOOK BACK: Revolution Run

2018 will be my eighth year of running. I have done numerous races multiple times and I thought it would be fun to look back at some of these races throughout the coming year as I prepare to run the current year’s race. I have documented all of my races toward my 180 race goal on my Instagram account @joshruns180. It includes my time, the date of the race and a brief synopsis. I will…

The Joshbys: Top 10 Race Medals of 2016

This past year I’ve run some 20+ races. Well, more like 25. I had a few 5K races in there as well. But, I’ve collected quite the cache of race medals in 2016. Lots of blingity bling. As I have done the past couple of years I like to rank my favorites. There’s really no formula in my ranking. Other than what the medal means to me personally and whether or not I love the…

Goals for tomorrow’s 50K …

So as some of you may know — I’m running the Antelope Island Classic 50K tomorrow morning — well, okay, all day. Let’s be honest here, it’ll probably take me the full 10 hours like last year. But, that’s beside the point. This is my third ultra in the past year. In fact this race was my first ultra marathon — unless you count the Utah Valley Marathon in 2014 where I got lost. But,…

RACE #131: Huntsville Marathon

You know, I never thought I would say this — but, I kinda love running marathons. The half marathon is still my favorite, but I really love the challenge of the marathon. Everything from the training to actually running of the race — it’s so different from any less distanced race. Marathons have been pretty hard for me to run. I am not a fast runner — I am always one of the last runners out…

RACE #130: Revel Big Cottonwood Marathon

Marathons are tough. They’re such a different beast compared to other distances. That’s why I’m in awe of those who can go out there and do one every weekend. I do one and it just takes everything — and I mean EVERYTHING — out of me. But, oh how I love them. I remember when I sign up for my first marathon (July 2012) I thought it was going to be my first and only. Then I…

InstaReplay: RAGNAAAAAAAR!!!

RAGNAAAAAAAAAR!!! Going into a RAGNAR I never know what to expect. It’s always an adventure, it’s always a blast, it’s always a party. I’ve never ran with the same team twice and more often than not — I don’t know that many runners on the team. I love it that way, because we always tend to end up friends after some 200 miles. Anyways, I’ll write up a full review tomorrow morning, but in the…

InstaReplay: Drop 13 Half Marathon

I don’t run with a watch — well, I have one — but, I choose not to run with it. I have a Garmin that I bought about three years ago — it works fine, does its’ job and all that jazz. But, about a year or so ago I stopped running with it mainly because I felt like a slave to it. I hinged my happiness on what I did or did not run…

#FitnessFriday: Instagramming my 180 races and my habitual streakin’

I have love/hate relationships with four-day work weeks. As much as I love holidays — whenever it lands on a Monday, it just delays Monday a day. There’s no reprieve from Monday when you “skip” it. That’s why I call four-day work Tuesdays — Monuesday. So much panic that can easily ruin any good Taco Tuesday. But, it’s been a week. Started my run streak on June 1st — which was also National Running Day….