RACE #163: The Haunted Half — Salt Lake City

I absolutely love running in October — for many reasons. I love the cool October air, the changing leaves and the plethora of races during the month. You’d think July and August would be the most popular month to run, but it’s too hot during the summer months. October is PERFECT conditions for running. Earlier in the year I wasn’t planning on running The Haunted Half, but those plans changed when I resigned my position…

RACE #136: Antelope Island Classic 50K

Tough things are tough. But, man, can tough things be more than rewarding. That’s kind of how I feel right now. That’s kind of how I felt going into this race. I knew this was going to be tough, I knew it was going to suck at points, but I knew that in the end I would come away with that rewarding feeling that I did something awesome. I wasn’t planning on running the 50K….

Monday Morning Runner

It was a weekend of ups and downs for me. Luckily it was more of an up than a down for me. But, more on that later. I ran the Beat the Heat 5K with my friend Jordan on Saturday. This was Jordan’s first 5K and quite the accomplishment for him. I shared a good portion of his story on Friday, but Jordan has cerebral palsy so running doesn’t come naturally or easy for him….

Monday, Monday so good to me …

AWESOME WEEKEND! I had my first canyon run down Big Cottonwood over the weekend. Ate some nachos. Took some things to the dump. Heck, I even got myself a Slurpee. So, yeah, it was an awesome weekend. I’ve been in need of a good long canyon run for quite a while. And, by quite a while I mean, like, last October(ish)? I think it was the Haunted Half in Provo that I last ran DOWN…

The 2015 Joshby Running Awards

This is my eighth year doing The Joshby Awards — when I began my life was much, much, MUCH different. The biggest difference — my weight — and lack of running. It’s easy to say that my life is the life of a runner. It’s changed and impacted my life in many ways. I’ve been giving Joshby Running Awards now for a few years and while the nomination and selection committee is me, myself and…

The 85th Fartlek Friday™ – I hear someone is having a birthday … oh wait … that’s me!

If you couldn’t tell by the title of this week’s post and the graphic header … this weekend is my BIRTHDAY! Well, specifically, tomorrow is my 34th birthday. It’s a weird feeling for me, because I don’t feel 34 and … well … I don’t act 34 either (but that’s a post for another day). Since I share a birthday with my sister we are celebrating the weekend as a family up in Park City. We…

It’s not too early to be looking towards 2016, right? RIGHT?!?!

Working with finances I’m already in 2016. It’s been just over a month since the turning over of the new fiscal year and I’m already writing August 2016. So, I think, mentally, it’s okay for me to now start planning for next year’s races, right? Well, even if you didn’t agree with me, this is my blog … sooooooooo … I’m going to write about it anyways. Over the past few months I’ve stated my…

WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Picking up the mileage and looking forward …

I love the week after the Daylights Savings Time switchover. Like, a lot. It makes me happy. It’s amazing what that extra hour of sunlight does to someone, especially for someone who works behind a desk. I was able to get in a couple evening runs which were HEAVEN! I can almost smell summer around the corner! On Saturday a group of us ran down Emigration Canyon to Liberty Park. This was a typical route…