16 short years ago I bought my college girlfriend a pair of shoes for her first #Marathon (Grandmas!) ... she didn't make it to the start due to injury. Since then we've married, had three babies, and changed our life more than we've kept it the same. These 16 short years she's gone back and … Continue reading 2021 Whistlestop Marathon – Alicia!
2021 Eau Claire Marathon – LOOK UP!
I don't think I was supposed to win this one. 14+ years older than the next 3 finishers. Legs didn't have that "pop" all day. I just felt a bit off and tired from ~ mile 4. Short version ... I'm still learning a lot from this sport. Sure, we can learn *about* the sport … Continue reading 2021 Eau Claire Marathon – LOOK UP!
2020 “Virtual” / Solo 50mi (Roads)
What a #Saturday of (road) #ultrarunning. 5x 10mile out-and-backs and they certainly got tougher each lap. A 7am beautiful sunrise, my mantra to RUN WITH #JOY and my cheerful pacer Cole Cloutier kept me in great spirits early hitting the first 25miles in 2:51:xx and a new 50k PR of 3:33:xx, but that's when the … Continue reading 2020 “Virtual” / Solo 50mi (Roads)
2019 Eau Claire Marathon
I'll say the same thing as last year ... #run for joy, not PRs.♥️ . The issue was forced a bit more this time. Within 10 seconds of the gun going off I realized my watch malfunctioned...memory full. Tried to start again, no go. I instantly knew it was meant to be - I ripped … Continue reading 2019 Eau Claire Marathon
2018 Eau Claire Marathon
Quick recap via Instagram ... Train for & chase #joy, not PRs. . Despite being my slowest of seven marathons, today's @ecmarathon provided the most fun & joy of all in a season of life that has been crazy and chaotic. Struggling to finish strong in the heat, Eau Claire provided a course and people I'll never forget. … Continue reading 2018 Eau Claire Marathon
2017 Marion 1/2 Marathon
From Instagram post .... Great day for 13.1! Wind, rain, slick roads, and rolling hills kept times slower but I was pleased with pacing (5k splits: 16:56, 16:35, 16:29, 16:16) and staying within ~45sec of Iowa City's Zach Baker who has run 1:06:58 earlier this year. Favorite moment of the day: #running in with my dad in … Continue reading 2017 Marion 1/2 Marathon
I Am Not A Runner
My second of three "hard effort" days of 2016 came today and it helped me remember something - I am not a runner. I'm not. You might infer things went horrible and all of this "not a runner" talk is from discouragement and/or frustration. Just the opposite. Things went great. Better than expected in fact. 15:15 … Continue reading I Am Not A Runner
I hesitate to even write anything ... I'm just a guy that likes to run, enjoys chatting about running with others, and writes about running on this dumb blog. I've never run The Boston Marathon ... I've never even been to Boston, MA. But today I woke up feeling even more sick than when I … Continue reading Boston 2013
2012 Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon
The marathon distance is simply ... tough. What a day it was at the 2012 Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon for a lot of different reasons. Although it always seems like a long long ways with plenty of time to be out on the roads, the variety and range of emotions and physical demands seem to all … Continue reading 2012 Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon
2012 Park to Park HM Tune Up
3 weeks ago I ran a solid effort at the 2012 Park to Park Half Marathon in Cedar Falls, IA. My first time at this event and what a great time it was! The elite participant package was as nice as I've been offered - appearance fee, dinner, nice swag (shirt, backpack, beer glass), and … Continue reading 2012 Park to Park HM Tune Up