100 miles… One Year Later…

A year ago I crossed the finish line in at my 1st 100 mile race. I should have been happy. I should have been excited. I should have been thrilled beyond belief that I had accomplished something that less than 5 people (that I know of) on this planet have done and I did it […]

Running in the Dark

With Fall in full swing, I spend most of my time running in the dark. It’ll be this way until mid to late April or even May depending on my schedule. Being a dad, a spouse of a grad student (who also works full time), having a full time job, working to start my own […]

It’s Cold… So WAKE UP AND RUN!!!

So. It’s here… My 9 months of winter running has showed up early and now that 3AM alarm looks even worse to me… 32 degrees (Fahrenheit) wasn’t the funnest and definitely not when it’s the first week of September! Someone asked me how I stay motivated to keep getting up early and running in the […]

Daddy! Did you sell a car today?

Daddy! Did you sell a car today? Talk about accountability! This is the first question my boys ask when I get home from work. What’s the worst answer I can give them? No… Why? Because their next question is “why’d you go to work then?”. What if you asked yourself the same question about your […]

I can’t take it anymore… Just set HIGH GOALS!!!

Look. Don’t listen to the B.S. of working toward “realistic” goals. I can’t stand when people say you should only work toward something that you think is “achievable”. I have read a lot on goals. I study them, set my own and I teach how to set and work toward goals. If there is one […]

Are your goals big enough??!!

​As I sit here in Leadville I can’t help but be overwhelmed with fear, doubt, excitement and a million other emotions… I see the people I’m surrounded with, the buzz of the town, the crews and pacers, the runners and the all important belt buckles. The more time I spend around the people that are […]

Are your goals big enough??!!

​As I sit here in Leadville I can’t help but be overwhelmed with fear, doubt, excitement and a million other emotions… I see the people I’m surrounded with, the buzz of the town, the crews and pacers, the runners and the all important belt buckles. The more time I spend around the people that are […]

“IF” is a little word with a BIG meaning

Don’t forget- We are all beginners at some point. “Every champion was once a beginner that refused to give up.” “If” is a little word with a BIG meaning! My dad used to tell me this. Growing up I always had an excuse about something. Why I didn’t get my homework done, or why I […]

Addiction- Food, Drugs and Running

It’s 3:30 pm and I’m having the same conversation with myself I have every day. Should I eat a piece of candy? Should I walk across the street to the convenience store and buy a can of chew? Or should I just sit here and suffer the mental headache that comes with the constant battle […]

50 miles- Just a long training run?…

I wish I could tell you my 50 was epic… Truthfully though, it felt more like a really long training run. I have known for a long time I wanted to do the Leadville 100. It was one reason I wanted to do Silver Rush as my 1st 50. I wanted to know what it […]