“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 […]

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? […]