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Race Report: Tuscobia 80 Winter Ultra

As friends and family are aware, I’ve been trying to finish the Tuscobia 80 Winter Ultra for 3 years. After two failures in 2019 and 2021, this was the year I committed that it would happen no matter what. I knew I could do this race. I knew it was within my limits. I just […]

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2022 Biking year in review

This year was another great year for me when it came to biking. Although I had to take a break in the middle, due to my surgery, I still managed to have a solid year of riding. The year started out with some riding in the desert as we brought our bikes down to Nevada […]

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2022 Running year in review

This year was a bit of a “lumpy” year when it came to my fitness. With a surgery scheduled in July (and COVID), and the recovery from that, I had to split my year into two cycles. The first half of the year was dedicated to training for the Kettle Moraine 100K race, my goal […]

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Whoops guess I forgot to blog…

So I promise that I’m still alive. I realize that having my most recent post be about my surgery makes it seem like something dramatic happened and I wasn’t able to blog for a long time, but alas my only excuse is business and a bit of burnout. This fall ended up being very busy […]

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My first surgery – Hiatal hernia repair

For a long time I’ve lived with something called a hiatal hernia. This is a situation where my stomach is pushing up through my diaphragm. This means that the opening into my stomach is above where it’s supposed to be, which leads to the classic symptoms of GERD such as acid reflux, heartburn, chest discomfort, […]

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Quick and dirty bike stand

Over the years we’ve started to acquire a few too many bikes, and figuring out a good way to store them in the garage can be a challenge. Not because there isn’t a good way to do it, but because there are 100 ways to do it. From expensive systems that hang from your ceiling […]

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Altra Timp 4: The 130 Mile Review

This has been one of the hardest reviews for me to sit down and write. Ever since I started running in zero drop Altra shoes a few years ago, the Timp has been my go-to trail shoe. I was a fan of my original 1.5’s and I’ve owned 3 different pairs of the 2.0. Since […]

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Lake Bemidji State Park Bog Walk

Last month when we were up in Bemidji, MN we stopped by the Bog Walk at Lake Bemidji State Park. My wife loves bogs and the flowers that grow there, and as a photographer I always like the opportunity to shoot something new. The bog walk at Lake Bemidji State Park is only a half […]

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Race Report: Freedhem 46 gravel race

With my wife’s departure from the trail running world (due to knee issues) she’s taken a shining to gravel biking. I’ve happily joined her in this since, from outward appearances, gravel biking has a very similar ethos to trail running. In general it feels like sports that are “dirt” oriented are pretty akin to one […]

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Big Bog SRA June 2022

We just got back from a big vacation up in the Bemidji area of Minnesota. While we were there we visited the Big Bog State Recreation Area again. We first visited last year in May and not a lot was blooming yet. Now that it’s June we got a chance to see a lot more […]

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Race Report: Kettle 100K

As I contemplated my running goals for 2022 I knew that one thing I wanted was to attempt a race distance over 50 miles again. I hadn’t completed a race over 50 miles since my Savage 100 race in 2019 and it was about time I get back to some longer distances. As I was […]

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Topo Lines

I love topo lines. That seems like a weird thing to say, but let me unpack this a little bit. Ever since I was little I’ve been fascinated by maps. I loved looking through maps, figuring out routes between places, and generally geeking out about them. If I had my life to do over again, […]

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