Running in 2018 …

A couple of weeks ago, I blogged about my road to 180 races. My 180th race will be July 24th — pretty much SMACK in the middle of the year. So that means I’ve got January through July pretty much covered — but, what about the last half? What’s after my 180th race? That’s a good question. While I am trying to figure out my 2018 race schedule, I’ve had a couple focuses — one,…

Friday Matters: Cranking up the miles, getting prep’d and mourning a loss on my race schedule …

Every year as the calendar and seasons go into spring — I am always reminded how much I love this weather. There’s something wonderfully renewing about Spring that rejuvenates my goals and resolutions better than New Years. But, for someone who loathes the snow — spring weather — is simply the best. Whether it’s the cool morning weather, spring showers or small glimpses of summer … I love it all (I feel like I just…

RACE #91: Vigor Utah Big Cottonwood Half Marathon

I know I’ve said this A LOT the past week, but I really, really, really love running down Big Cottonwood Canyon. It really is one of my favorite canyons here in Utah. Not only for running, but it’s got some sedimental meaning to me as a kid. My grandparents would take me and my siblings up the canyon for picnics, fishing trips or simple drives just to see the colorful autumn leaves. This past weekend…

The cheetah within …

Last week I blogged about my recent health and weight issues. I hate blogging about those things. But, sometimes that’s just life. Especially when you live with a whacked out thyroid and doctor. This past week I’ve really been trying to focus on the mentality of what I need to do now, but more importantly, where I want to go as well. After a much needed run at Liberty Park last week I started seeing…

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…