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, 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

Snow changing to sleet then to freezing rain at the start of the race…yup, Yankee Springs Winter Challenge was going to live up to its name this year! Leading up to race day I was uncertain how I wanted to tackle the run as I haven’t truly put in the long runs since the, Read More

One year later and we’re back in Hell, Michigan to embark on another 100 mile adventure around the Pinckney State Park trails.  Leading into the event this year I added four 50+ mile runs (three DWD races + Haven-Kal-Haven run) into my training plan hoping that these along with what I’ve learned from last year would, Read More