The bet is still on, but …

Ugh. Can I type that again? Ugh. It’s been a tough 8-9 months for me. After running 40 miles in 12 hours at the Jackpot Running Festival last February — I had the audacity to believe that I could do 100 miles at the 2018 event a year later. It actually really wasn’t a belief, it was a confidence that not only was it possible — but, beyond doable. I was excited to tackle this…

The Post Ultra Blues …

I love ultras. But, I hate the ultra aftermath. The recovery period. The aches. The pain. The questioning your sanity (well okay that’s an everyday occurrence). And, of course, the general blues. I’ve accepted the ‘running blues’ — or whatever you want to call them — for pretty much anything over a marathon. The week after a long race I usually get into a funk for a couple days. Part of it is that I…

Hey, look, I actually did some running …

It’s been over two weeks since my last run. If you ask me if I feel bad about that, I’d definitely say no. Very much a no. I’ve needed the rest after piling on the miles the previous two months. The body just needed to mend. Well, the legs and feet needed to mend. I still worked out — doing mainly weights. But, I had nary the interest to run and that’s okay. I really…

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….

Time to “PONY UP” and go for some new goals …

Maybe I am just going stir crazy from the lack of running I’ve had the past week and a half — maybe it’s the walking pneumonia and drugs they put me on? But, I’ve been craving a new adventure lately. Something fun. Something crazy. Something epic. And, of course when you’re searching an adventure with those kind of adjectives as a runner — you’d basically be talking about an ultra marathon. Of course, I am already an…

RACE #113: Antelope Island 50K

I DID IT! I am officially an ULTRA marathoner! Words can’t begin to express how I feel about the accomplishment. I have lots of gratitude for just the ability to run and being able to just do something like this, but I have been humbled by all of the words of support I’ve gotten the past few days. I’ve got some amazing friends. The seed to do something like this was planted this past spring after…