It’s only been a year but it’s here!!!

Let’s do this! As I sit here and take a look back at the last year, I can’t help but think, just one year ago I was gearing up for my 2nd marathon. I was still fairly new to running, but I knew something big was taking control of my life… I was watching a […]

Why is “Tapering” so hard?

As I move into the last 14 days of training, it’s time to kick it down a notch or two… It’s time to relax and recover, recoup and plan for Silver Rush. As time starts to stand still and my nerves begin to take hold, I can’t help but wonder… Why is tapering so hard? […]

What I learned pacing/crewing a 100 mile trail race

I had the opportunity to pace a 100 mile race last weekend and other than knowing how to run, knowing Brian had 2 rough and unsuccessful attempts at 100 mile races and needing to have a positive attitude all weekend, I didn’t have any clue what I had gotten myself in to. This is my […]

A Zest for Life

I’m not one to be excited about it, but it’s my birthday. I made it another year (hopefully;) and I’m probably out running as you read this. 4 years ago the thought of my birthday scared the shit out of me. Another year closer to death is the way I looked at it… Males don’t […]

Runner’s High

Someone asked me yesterday- when do you get your “Runner’s High”? I think they were partly serious and partly making fun of me, but I swiftly answered, “at 3:15 when my alarm goes off”. This wasn’t exactly to the answer they were looking for, but it sure started a conversation. I can’t explain it. I […]

“I commit not to quit.”

It’s 3:31 am on Sunday morning and I still don’t have a blog written… This is pretty unusual for me, as this is one of the only things I actually look forward to doing during the week. I have nothing earth shattering, profound or interesting to say… For as long winded as I am, I […]

Where do I even start?!?!

So how do I get started? Here’s my advice for taking the first step toward better fitness and health. What’s your “WHY”? What do you REALLY want out of this? Do you want to be healthy, lose some weight or look great in a Speedo? Or do you want to have the energy to play […]

Tracking your Eating Habits

Eating has been and continues to be the hardest thing for me to control… After I found out I wasn’t going to be able to run for a while after the Colfax Marathon, I knew a few things needed to change if I’m still going to be successful in Leadville. Here’s my simple little notebook […]


It’s been a couple days since I finished the Colfax Marathon and I can’t seem to smile… Everything seems to be a little tougher. I’m more tired than I’ve been in months and have had twice the sleep. I can’t quite seem to get this frown to turn upside down… I keep asking myself WHY??!! […]

5 Reasons We Eat (w/ Revel Race Photos)

1st I just want to get a HUGE SHOUTOUT to my running buddy Rachel who qualified for the Boston Marathon last weekend!!!!!! I’m so proud of her hard work!!! I can’t tell you how happy I am for her. We spent A LOT of 4 and 5 am, freezing cold, windy mornings together while she […]