From amazing training runs throughout the night to seeing my entire family finish a 5K together, this past year has been a year on the move for all of us.  As I look back it is hard to pin point one highlight as there were so many great times we had as a family, Read More

Alarm set for 3am on a Saturday morning?  Yup, must mean that the morning will unfold to another adventurous run.   A couple of weeks ago I stumbled across a Facebook post by a fellow trail running friend that mentioned how excited they where for the Bad Apple Ultra.  I remembered hearing about this, Read More

This past September, a local running club that I’m involved with (Kalamazoo Area Runners) interviewed me for their monthly newsletter that spotlights their members.  Below you’ll find the article and here is a link to the full newsletter.   KAR September Rundown Newsletter A Sprinter Crosses Over By Gale Fischer We are different, in, Read More

While mother nature attempted to keep the bears in their den this past weekend, 400+ bears kicked off a wet Sunday morning with a great run from Empire, MI and along Lake Michigan for the 2nd annual Sleeping Bear Half/Full Marathon.  Let’s turn back a couple of days first….Susan and I rolled up to, Read More

As we roll into October most would say it is the official time of the year for autumn and some may even think about getting ready for Halloween. Well this time of the year means marathon time to me. Crazy to think that just 3 years ago now I was gearing up for my, Read More

Wow, what a week. From our boys starting up school for the year, planning for our oldest son’s birthday, big presentation at work, then getting all my gear packed for the Run Woodstock Hallucination 100…busy week indeed! Being nervous and anxious was a feeling that I haven’t had leading into a race since my, Read More

From attempting to stick to a taper week mileage, bonking hard on a lunch time run, finishing a decent hill repeat day, attending a funeral and wedding on the same day along with an oil change in the Fusion and a headlight replacement on the Trail Blazer THEN making a round trip to Manistee,, Read More

Last year after throwing in the towel when coming through the first lap at the North Country Trail Run (NCTR) 50 miler I told myself that I would sign up for this year’s 50 again for redemption.  But when I finished strong in the Yankee Springs Trail Run Series Challenge this summer I set, Read More