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…

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…

The Detoured Road to 180 …

Sigh. With the news this past week that I will have to drop the Sun Half Marathon and Jackpot Running Festival because of my ankle, I decided to reconfigure my race schedule. Is it too early for that? Maybe. Well, okay, yes it is. But, I’m a planner, this is my blog … and I am determined to reach my 180th race this July at the Handcart Days Half Marathon here in Bountiful. It has…

The Runcast: S03, E01 — ‘It Takes Heart’

The Runcast is back for a third season with a new focus and a new format. Out is the music playlist as the focus is on YOU the runner. Season Three is all about your running story. Season Three kicks off with me interviewing co-host and close friend Jorge Garcia about his running journey. We talk about his introduction to running, how it played a role in dealing with his addictions and how it literally…

Running in 2018

Sure it’s December and it’s a bit cliche to put these goal posts out. But, I’ve been writing, scheming and planning my 2018 race and training schedule pretty much since August or earlier. I’m an over planner — that’s just what I do. I love the last couple months of the year, because it allows me to be retrospective of the past year and finalize my upcoming year’s plan. The new year brings a renewed…

RACE #169: Mt. View Trail Half

I had many emotions going into this race — gratitude, excitement, relievement and — yes — even a tinge of disappointment. So, let’s breakdown those emotions … Gratitude — because Saturday not only marked my 169th race, but the 8th anniversary of the beginning of my journey. The day I decided to make up and LIVE. Excitement — This was my 169th race, meaning I am just 11 races away from 180 goal (which I…

RACE #167: Snow Canyon Half Marathon

A few months ago this weekend was very much an unknown variable. I wasn’t expecting on racing, but I wanted to. There wasn’t a half marathon in Northern Utah, but the Snow Canyon in Southern Utah was — and it’s a favorite of mine. So with some urging of friends I decided to make a quick trip of it. I figured adding another race this year would help alleviate my race schedule in 2018, especially…