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, 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+, Read More

After not hearing our name pulled in last year’s Western States lottery drawing I knew that Western Reserve Racing Burning River 100 would be on our schedule for 2015. This event would 1) give me a chance to earn another #WS100 lottery ticket, 2) teach me what a true point-to-point course involves, and 3) experience a midsummer, Read More

It seems just like yesterday we found out about our son’s health (read about it here) and how we were going to target a race this year to help raise awareness about IBD (inflammatory bowel disease). I know I have been MIA lately with blog write ups but this past spring/summer has been a roller, Read More

With the Kal-Haven Trail Race date being pushed out a bit later this spring it seemed like a perfect opportunity to target a Haven-Kal-Haven Trail Run…aka #redemption time! I tried this adventure last year (read about it here) but unfortunately had to throw in the towel around mile 56 due to a buckled knee.

On March 5th, 2015 our oldest son, Sam (11 years old), was diagnosed with severe Crohn’s Disease (an autoimmune disease). He had been ill for nearly 3 months and lost an incredible amount of weight. We made several visits to our pediatrician looking for answers. After being poked and prodded, braving many blood tests, an endoscopy,, Read More

About a month or two back a friend of mine, Jim Raseman, and I were chatting and he threw out an idea of running 11 or 15 miles on 12/13/14 and wondered if it was something I’d be interested in joining him on. To run a set distance of miles on a specific day?? COUNT, Read More

With the first snow day of the year for the kid’s school on November 18th this can only mean that we are in for a solid winter. This past week some of us got together to kick it on the snow covered trails at the Kalamazoo Nature Center.