A whole lotta ughs …

The past couple weeks have been tough. Heck, this past month has been tough on me. I’m not using it as an excuse. But, I’d sure like a break or two once in a while. I’ve been trying to get myself into a groove with my running and fitness and it just hasn’t materialized the way I envisioned it. Granted, I did meet my sub-three time goal a couple weekends ago during the Emigration Canyon…

This should be my 2017 race schedule …

Okay, I think I’ve got my complete 2017 race schedule figured out. I think. Which is a definite maybe. But, let me explain it a little bit. I have a race each month except December. I might add a race in December, but I am not planning on it. It’s a good rest month after a long year of running. My busiest month is June. I have seven races planned for the month. Yes, seven….

My 2015 Half Marathon Schedule

So, I blogged about this sometime in November or October (I could look it up, but honestly too lazy to do it), but since I was named an Ambassador for Extra Mile Racing some of my races have changed. Plus, my goal is to hit 100 races by my birthday (August 15) by running the Park City Half Marathon. So, I’m actually restricting myself on races between now and mid-August. GASP! But, don’t worry, after…

The Joshby Awards: Top Ten Race Medals of 2014

I ran a lot in 2014. I mean a lot. I ran four marathons, 25 half marathons, Ragnar and three 5Ks. And, those are just races. Of this past year, I don’t think I ran on the weekend just 2-3 times. In all I am sitting about 1150 miles put on the ‘ol legs. Needless to say, that’s a lot of running. Starting out in 2014 I really didn’t go out to race so much,…

Looking ahead at 2015 …

I know that we still have less than five months left of the year, but I am really feeling the need to focus on my 2015 goals and races. This year I really felt the need to knock out a lot of races towards my 180 goal. I’ve felt this for a number of reasons. For one, I know I can’t keep up running 20-25 half marathons a year as I get older, but I…

Fartlek Friday XXV: This should be kind of quarter life crisis, right?

If you haven’t noticed I’ve spruced things up a bit with my Fartlek Friday post. A new banner and post image. I thought it was somewhat fitting for this being my 25th FF post. I’d break out some bubbly as well, but I hate soda … so … that’s out of the question. This past week has been a bit relaxed. No running. I worked out at Firehouse Fitness, but decided to not run at…

RACE RECAP #64: Utah Valley Marathon

Welp, my love/hate relationship with marathons is still going strong. I love marathons in the moment, but then afterwards I always find myself questioning my decision and vow never to run another marathon again in my life. After the Ogden Marathon last month I just wanted to die. And, I was out of commission for a couple days. Well actually a week. But, yet, I upgraded my Utah Valley Half Marathon registration to the full…

Fartlek Friday XXIV: So, I’m running a marathon tomorrow.

So, um, I am running a marathon tomorrow. Let’s repeat that together … I am running a marathon tomorrow. Cue panic attack, composure, another panic attack, followed by calm nerves a swig of Kool-Aid and another panic attack. Don’t ask me how prepared I feel for this marathon, because … well … I don’t know. And, don’t ask me what time I am going for either. Well, I have an idea of what time I…