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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

6 tips to become “A Runner”

So you want to start running but don’t know where to start… I was “hanging out” with some of my online friends (because yeah, that’s how cool I am…) and someone asked how to get started running. After some discussion and my advice they seemed pretty disappointed. Isn’t that going to take a long time? […]

Yeah, I get high…

Have you ever been addicted? Ever had something you think about 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and you’re so focused on it you’d be willing to give up money, time, and you’ll do anything to get your next fix? And when you get your fix it’s never enough?? Welcome to my world. […]

I am a Runner…

3 years ago this weekend I crossed the line of my first half marathon. For some it’s a huge accomplishment. For others it’s a training run. And for most people its “impossible”…. It’s not too often that I want to look at certain things from my past, but the other day a friend of mine […]