Thank you for telling me no…

I should have never become a good writer and runner… Who would have thought the two best stress reliefs I would ever have would be what I was least talented at growing up? I was in Kindergarten when my best friend ran farther and faster than me because he drank chocolate milk. I was in […]

Motivation or Discipline??

Wow it’s been a long time since I’ve been able to write something positive… I hit a rough patch for a long, long time and I finally feel like I’m moving in a good direction again! A little catch up- I’ve moved to Colorado, finally!!! I’ve been working on this goal for a long time […]

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 […]

5 Tips to Get Back on Track

So you had a bad day, week, month or even year… So what? Are you going to give up or will you take the first step forward toward your goals? Here’s the deal, I’ve had my fair share of bad eating days or missing workouts/runs. It happens to all of us. If someone says they’re […]

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 […]

The Pain of Running 100 Miles is Nothing…

Disclosure: I wrote this within the week after my race. I have modified it with a clear mind. I’m not looking for sympathy or any other sad feelings, but many people ask me all sorts of questions and this sums up the “big” questions other than the race itself. I am still working on the […]

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 […]

Buffalo Run 100 Race Recap (Part 1)

“My Victory isn’t crossing the finish line. My Victory is taking the next step after I want to quit.” It’s been a couple days since I crossed the finish line at Buffalo Run 100 and I’ve had a chance to reflect and think about the race and everything leading up to it. I still feel […]

Just say ‘YES’!!!

Say YES!! I was talking to a friend this week and we were discussing the slump I’ve been in. After chatting for a while he asked me what I thought changed from last year to this year. I couldn’t think of anything at first. After some thought we began talking about all the opportunities I’ve […]