Finding-My-Best-Life-2019, General

2018 Running Year In Review

2018 was the biggest, and most different running year I’ve had yet. As I entered the year, I had to make some changes to my mental state if I was going to have more success than I did in 2017. After coming off some incredibly big years in 2015 and 2016, I ended up spending […]

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General, Share-topia 2018

My crazy running friends…

The group of runners that I hang out with here in the northwest metro are a… special bunch. Or maybe I should say they’re “interesting” in that Minnesota “interesting” sort of way. Granted, I’m one of them, so I guess this could also be self-analysis, but what a couple of them came up with for […]

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General, Share-topia 2018

Tuscobia Winter Ultra Volunteering

For the past year I’ve been fascinated by the trend of winter ultras. These are long, self-supported, races that are descended from survivalist races in Canada and Alaska. Participants must get themselves through grueling conditions, with only their wits, and their equipment. There are two big races in the area, Arrowhead 135, and Tuscobia 160. […]

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General, Write-a-palooza 2017

Surly Trail Loppet Half Marathon

Hot. That was the word for the day on Saturday when I ran the Surly Trail Loppet Half Marathon. I had signed up for this race a few weeks ago, since my wife was gone during this same weekend running a Trail Ragnar. I had never run this race before, and had only ran at […]

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Blog-o-rama 2016, General

Shouting the numbers

Wednesday night I opt’d to not run in the French 5K trail race. I tweaked my ankle, and I have Grandma’s half marathon on Saturday, so I felt that resting it was a better choice. So I showed up with my wife (who was running) and offered my services as a volunteer. This time I […]

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Blog-o-rama 2016, General

Vegas 2016 – Day 1

I awoke Friday morning in what is becoming a familiar location, near Lake Las Vegas. We’re out here for a long weekend to visit family, and run a desert trail race on Saturday. Friday, however, was just for hanging out and exploring. We started the day looking for some breakfast, and because everything around where […]

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Create-a-thon 2015, General

Reindeer Run 5K

Today was my final race of 2015, the Reindeer Run 5K. It also marks a goal I set out to achieve at the beginning of 2015. I decided that I wanted to run a race every single month of the year, and I’m happy to report that I met that goal. I’ll talk more about […]

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Create-a-thon 2015, General

Observing the Dash

This morning I awoke early for a race, however, for the first time in 5 years it wasn’t a race I would be running myself. Today is the annual Monster Dash Half Marathon race. This was the first half-marathon that I ever ran after starting to run in 2010. I’ve done either the half, or the […]

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Create-a-thon 2015, General

Surf the Murph 50K Trail Race

When my wife and I decided to commit to running a 50K race this year, we choose Surf the Murph for a number of reasons. Many people suggested to us that it was a great race for a first time 50K, and since it was local, we decided to sign up. Both of us knew […]

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