RACE #170: New Year’s Revolution Run

It’s hard to believe that this is the seventh time I’ve run this race. I still remember the first I ran it back in 2011 — I ran it alone. I didn’t know anyone, I didn’t even talk to anyone. I just came, did my miles and went home. I am a surprised that I came back the following year with that kind of experience. But, I did. This has actually become a race I…

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…

RACE #140: Salt Lake Tri Club Indoor Half Marathon

Going into this race, I really didn’t know what to expect coming off my ultra the week prior. Well, okay that’s not entirely true. I knew it was going to suck and that there was a 95% chance that it’d hurt. And — well — I was right. It was tough. It was doable. But, it was tough. A post shared by (phat) josh (@fit.phat) on Feb 25, 2017 at 12:01pm PST I also came…

Figuring this Hashimoto’s thing out …

It’s been an interesting couple of weeks for me. Besides figuring out this whole Hashimoto’s Disease out — I’ve been dealing with a beastly bout of bronchitis. I feel lucky it hasn’t been the flu, but that hasn’t stopped the fatigue of restless nights from coughing up a lung and a half. I thought I was turning a corner after sleeping most all day on Sunday, but I ended up coughing all night Monday night…

Reese’s Run & Going BIG in Big Cottonwood Canyon …

It’s been a fun, frustrating and kinda long week/weekend for me. I started if off with a lot of good plans and goals and then it kinda of puttered. I don’t know if I would say it was a bad thing, because it was time spent with family and my Grandma. Her days might be numbered and the feeling of being close to family right now feels important to me. Hence, why I didn’t get…

Be an active participant in life

When I begin my journey over five years ago, I really didn’t just begin a weight-loss journey. Sure, over the past five years I’ve lost 180lbs., but that wasn’t my focus or point of my journey. When I made that decision to take those first steps, I was really telling myself and the world that I was starting to be an ACTIVE participant in my life. I have been extremely lucky and blessed over the…