A couple of weekends back I traveled to Hell, MI to set out on a hundred mile race in hope to PR my previous two finishes at Run Woodstock Hallucination 100. Leading up to race day I was truly positive that my year of TransRockies Run training would help me reach a new goal. But as tradition proves with Mother Nature and any 100 miler I register for, the mid-west Michigan weather was once again humid. Let’s jump to the chase and see how it all unfolded….spoiler alert, it wasn’t pretty. Read More

The TransRockies RUN6 is a six-day stage race in the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. So basically a cross-country camp for adults. Yes, where do I register? 🙂 This race has always been on my radar to do but just didn’t line up with our schedule until this year. A friend of my, Erin, asked me last fall to join her in the open mix team division for the RUN6. And with that nudge, this sea dwelling trail runner was registered to run where many elites have trampled through in years past. Read More

A year ago I said I wouldn’t do this run again but than 2016 has brought on many positive changes and with these changes I wanted a test run. If mother nature agreed then I planned on going back to the Haven-Kal-Haven to see if I can run it faster than last year. Going into this however I wanted to do more than just attempt a faster time, I wanted to raise awareness for CCFA. A month back I choose to run the 2016 Bank of America Chicago Marathon with Team Challenge so this opportunity presented a fun way to raise awareness by having friends/family sponsor mile markers during the race. I knew that if I started to fall apart that when I looked at my watch for the miles I knew I had someone who pledged for me to make it through that mile. It worked. Read More

This past fall I had the honor and privileged to team up with a few other coaches in the community to help inspire and teach boys in the area. The program is call Let Me Run. If you are familiar with the Girls on the Run program the LMR program is similar but for boys. Read More

Hello ‘interweb’ followers! I know it has been a while since my last blog entry but I took a break from the journaling aspect. Many have been asking what’s on deck for me for the rest of 2015. Nothing. After a solid and busy year I decided to take some time off from the longer 20+ mile runs. I’m using this time off to reflect on the year and begin to build a new training mindset for 2016. I feel that I have plateaued out on my 50 and 100 mile races with effort based on my training. I want to raise the bar now and I think that it’s time to hone in on a plan. I already have TransRockies 6 day run on the schedule so I know that late spring I’ll need to truly look at anaerobic and hill workouts. Stay tuned as I’ll share my plan once I determine what that is. 🙂 Read More