Life Lessons from Leadville Trail 100 DNF

My biggest failure may just be my best learning experience.   I dropped at mile 69 of the Leadville 100. It was one of the hardest decisions of my life. But was it? Well, I’m not sure it was as hard as I remember it being… In the moment it was pretty easy, but I […]

LT100 DNF Recap

Things didn’t go as planned… Learning is a process and we have to look for the good in every experience…

The Man in the Mirror…

I’ve always been afraid of who I am. I’ve always been afraid of sounding arrogant and cocky… I’ve always been scared of pushing people away. I’ve always thought people are getting tired of my “story”. So I have held back what I really think… I’ve held back how I truly feel about myself and my […]

Lessons from Buffalo Run 100

I’ve spent hours and hours re living my 100 mile race. Tears of joy and sadness have run down my face. Writing what happened has brought back some tough memories from my past. Most of the hours I’ve spent writing have been filled with tears and pain… I have analyzed every minute of every hour […]

Buffalo Run Recap- Part 2

I’ve had a lot of people ask me what it was like during my 100. I’ve tried to process everything so I could give the most honest account I could and I’ve had a really hard time processing everything. For a while it seemed like a dream. Then it turned to a blur… It took […]

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 […]

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 […]