Running BIG for Robert

This past week has been a tough one for me. I didn’t get in nearly enough miles, mainly because of illness among a few other things. But, I knew no matter how I felt I was going to do some miles on Saturday in honor of my friend Robert Merriman who’s battling brain cancer. It’s been an emotional couple of weeks for the running community here in Utah that know and love Robert. He’s such…

O, Canada, O, Little Cottonwood Canyon, O, Quads!

My favorite weekend — or week — of the year is the stretch in July between the 1st to the 4th. It’s a celebratory week. From Canada Day to family birthdays to the 4th of July, it’s simply my favorite. Especially when you throw in the element of summer into it. So, when I wanted to organize a group run for this weekend, I knew I wanted to celebrate Canada Day in conjunction with the…

Looking ahead toward the summer …

Summer feels like it’s finally here. Sure, we live in Utah, so the odds of a June snowstorm isn’t completely out of the question — but it’s June. It’s summer. And, I couldn’t be any more excited. The past couple of months haven’t been the easiest. The road to recovery has been difficult at best. But, my ankle is getting stronger and I feel optimistic that I’ll get where I want/need to be sooner than…

My Improvised Liberty Park Run

My Grandma had a saying whenever she had to do something she didn’t really want to do. She’d exasperate, “you gotta do what’cha gotta do, when gotta do it!” And, she’d usually follow that up with, “well Josher, you can’t win them all!” You could pretty much sum up my Saturday long run with those words. This weekend has been on my calendar for a loooooong run. Initially, I wanted to do a self-supported ultra…

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…

[DEEP BREATH] … the fun and madness is about to go into full swing!

First off — Happy 7 Eleven Day! Happy Slurpee Day! This is truly a holiday worth celebrating. But, oddly, I am not this year. Unless there is a sudden change of rules, Slurpees are not on the Whole30 diet. Which is such a shame. Especially considering it’d probably make it the most popular diet in America. But, alas, it is not — for obvious reasons. So any of my Slurpee drinking friends out there — please…

Big Cottonwood, Friends & Bart Yasso!

What a fun weekend! It’s finally June and summer has made its’ presence felt. I’m digging the heat. I actually really love dry heat. Well, I should say within reason. It has been 90 degree the past few days — anything hotter is not my favorite and one of the many reasons why I could never live in Vegas or Arizona. But, we’re getting in the swing of the running season and that excites me…

A generally good weekend of running, family and new babies …

I love conference weekend — not only is it an excuse to basically lounge around in my pajamas for two straight days, but I just love listening to all the talks and music. It’s rejuvenating. Plus, I also love running on conference weekend, because I just plug in the current session and zone out. Especially when it’s a looooong run. I wasn’t planning on running my Bountiful Temple loop run again — but, due to…