Remembering Robert.

Earlier today we said goodbye to my dear friend Robert Merriman. It was a very emotional day. I am drained. So much sorrow, so much gratitude, so many laughs and so many cherished memories. I’m truly grateful and changed by his friendship — like so many within this running community of our’s here in Utah. I was able to share a few thoughts of Robert during his ‘celebration of life,’, which I was completely humbled…

Running 2018: Week 07/52

Weekly Miles Total Running Miles: 10.5 miles        Training Miles: 10.5 miles        Race Miles: 0.0 miles Walking Miles: 20.7 miles TOTAL MILES: 31.2 miles Monthly Miles January 2018 Total Running Miles: 38.7 miles        Training Miles: 20.5 miles        Race Miles: 18.2 miles Walking Miles: 82.84 miles TOTAL MILES: 121.54 miles February 2018 Total Running Miles: 21.6 miles        Training Miles: 18.5 miles        Race Miles: 3.1 miles Walking Miles: 54.04 miles TOTAL MILES: 75.64…

The Runcast: S03, E03 — ‘Kept Promises’

What keeps you running? Is it fitness? Is it the competition? What is your reasons were so intimately personal that as you run you carry the banner and message of another’s life? That’s exactly the drive of this episode’s guest, Shelbie Dunford. Carried by a promise she made with her friend Kelley she has run over 72 races including 30 marathons. This friendship and journey has made a once unconfident young Texan girl into a…

To 5K or not to 5K — that is the question.

I am a big believer that good things come out of difficulties. I have seen it too many times in my life to believe it otherwise. And, because of that I’ve also learned how to roll with the punches because in the end — something good will come out the mess. This past year has really tested me in that regard. When I sprained my ankle last April, in the moment I didn’t think I’d…

RACE RECAP: Sweethearts 5K

Since I’ve had to scale back on the mileage with my ankle, I’ve been really enjoying the 5Ks as of late. It’s been years since I’ve concentrated on just 5Ks and I like it — a lot. It’s fun. Last week I ran the Frigid 5K and pushed myself to a 37:59 time. I wanted to test my ankle, but I also just wanted to see what I could do. And, I was impressed with…

Running 2018: Week 05/52

Weekly Miles Running: 4.0 miles Race: 3.1 miles Walking: 18.81 miles TOTAL MILES: 25.91 miles Monthly Miles January 2018 Running: 20.5 miles Race: 18.2 miles Walking: 82.84 miles TOTAL MILES: 121.54 miles February 2018 Running: 2.5 miles Race: 3.1 miles Walking: 9.9 miles TOTAL MILES: 15.5 miles 2018 Miles Running: 23.0 miles Race: 21.3 miles Walking: 92.74 miles TOTAL MILES: 137.04 miles My estimated race schedule and results from January to the end of July when I run my 180th race. As always, races are subject to change. Races over 13.1…

The Runcast: S03, E02 — ‘Loaned Legs’

Josher sits down with Carla Thorne to talk about her son amazing son Reese. Born with a rare genetic disorder called PCH type II he wasn’t expected to live past two years old, but Reese has defied the odds. Taking each day as a gift the Thorne family adopted the mentality to live a life of ‘NO REGRETS’ with Reese embracing every moment. Finding running in 2011, Reese has done over 230 races — from 5Ks…

RACE RECAP: Frigid 5K

After my foot doctor appointment a couple weeks ago — I was optimistic about my outlook. As a quick refresher for those following at home, I was told the pain in my ankle was from peroneal tendonitis — with the possibility of a tear. The doctor didn’t think it was a tear so he gave me some stretches, told me to keep my mileage down to about 3-5 miles at a time and to see…