Testing, testing. Is this thing on?
It has been a very long time since I last blogged. I’m still running, and currently training for my next marathon – Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth, MN on June 22nd.
I guess I lost motivation to blog about running all the time. Therefore, I started a new blog that [...]
The last few weeks have been a little bit of an emotional roller coaster.
Some good stuff: hearing news about awesome people moving to CO, my dad and Joey the dog coming to visit for a few days, my high school BF Lauren coming to visit, a Red Hot Chili Peppers concert, and going [...]
On Saturday, I ran my first Rock ‘n’ Roll race. I was expecting it to be poorly run, crowded and generally annoying as I’ve read some poor reviews of these races. Fortunately, I was pleasantly surprised and race day was great. I rode my bike to the start, which was an awesome decision because it [...]
When I registered for the Denver Rock n Roll Half, it was going to be my A race for the fall. But with a bad spring marathon, training burnout, an injury and a focus on other non-running related things in my life, that plan fell to the wayside. While it has been nice to not [...]
On Sunday, I ran the Fans of the Field 10K. It was one of the coolest races I have ever done. Race day did not start out smoothly. I don’t think I ever posted a follow-up about my stomach issues since I experimented cutting out gluten and dairy. After years of doctor visits and painful [...]
There was a period of time just a few years ago where every summer was crammed with weddings. To be honest, they became less meaningful over time and influenced my own decision to elope. The last two summers have been different. The number of weddings have decreased as I get closer to 30 and the [...]
When we decided to move to Denver, one of the biggest adjustments would be living thousands of miles away from family. My parents, Neil’s parents, and Neil’s brothers all live(d) in the DC area. His two youngest brothers just left for college. My brother and wife also lived in DC in years past, but moved [...]
I don’t want to sound like an asshole, but lately these posts have been harder to write because I had trouble finding lows. Thankfully running regularly again after a few months of no running took care of that problem.
High workout of the week: MY BIKE COMMUTE! Sorry, but I had to scream this one. [...]
I learned a valuable lesson this weekend. Corporate America should change over to four day work weeks (with a three day weekend). After taking Friday off, I came to work this morning feeling rested, happy and revitalized. I have Friday off again this week, which makes me positively giddy.
With a three day weekend [...]
I wrapped up my final day of Insanity on Monday. I’m proud to say I did every single workout.
I feel like I’m in much better shape than when I started the program. I haven’t felt so challenged, both physically and mentally, in a long time. But I’m very happy to be [...]