Rock Bottom…

Written late July 2017… This was never intended to be shared publicly but fuck it, I’ve got nothing else left to hide. I woke up, wanted to run to the top of the highest mountain and jump off the steepest part.  I knew I couldn’t jump. I didn’t really want to jump. But the fear […]

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 […]

Halloween Hangover…

So you had a bad day… UGH! I can already feel the roughness of the Holidays upon me… It starts with Halloween Candy, moves to a huge Thanksgiving feast and then to Christmas Dinner. The overeating, the chocolate, the endless amounts of sweets. I am not looking forward to the next two months. This is […]

I hope you fail…

WHAT?! Why would I want you to fail?! “Persistence is the missing component to success.” No I’m not ruthless. No I don’t get a guilty pleasure out of the pain of others. No I don’t like to see the disappointment of others when they don’t reach their goals. No I don’t want to be better […]

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 […]