After running a tough and challenging 55 miles I was rewarded with this amazing finisher award.

My original goal for this year involved two giant goals, run a 24 hour race possibly getting 50+ miles and running the Tortoise and the Hare 50k race in November again to commemorate my first ultra distance race and see if I have improved my time.  Besides these big races I had decided to throw […]


Earlier this year I ran my first 24 hour race, the Midsummer Night’s Dream Ultra (details here).  At that race I pushed my limits and ran 55 miles, exceeding my previous record of 37 miles in a timed race.  While running my loops, a fellow ultra runner mentioned another race later in the year that […]

A view from John's Mountain on the Pinhoti trail in Georgia.  This is from one of my training runs for my 50 mile race.

When I began this blog back in 2012 my goal was simply to provide me a means to keep my self accountable.  At the start of the year I weighed close to 365 and had numerous health issues of notable concern. As I trained for my first 5k and eventually triathlons this blog transformed into a […]


Last year proved to be a pretty good year for me: I finished two Olympic distance triathlons and pushed myself through my first 50k ultra trail running race.  At the beginning of this year I decided to forgo triathlons and really focus on distance running and slimming down a bit to improve my overall speed. […]

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Every morning when I open up facebook I eagerly look to discover what tidbits from my past facebook will pull up.  If you are unfamiliar with it, facebook offers a feature that will sift through your posts from years past and show you what you were posting about on that day two, three or more […]


A couple of weeks ago on Memorial day weekend, I travelled to Gatlinburg Tennessee to run some trails with a few facebook friends.  The crazy idea involved running/hiking Mount Le Conte to view the sunrise above 6500 feet and then continuing our run down the mountain via some other trails, completing about 17-18 miles for […]


Lovers and madmen have such seething brains Such shaping fantasies, that apprehend More than cool reason ever comprehends. ― William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream Last November I ran my first Ultramarathon, a race longer than a 26.2 marathon, at the Tortoise and the Hare 50k.  At the start of the year I set my major […]


So far this year I have run a marathon (details here), the Bear Blaster 50k+  and a 12 hour race for 37 miles, seven days apart (details here and here), My most recent race exploit proved to be the most difficult and challenging 50k race I have ever ran, the Double Top/ Double Tap 100 ultramarathon. […]


At the beginning of the year I figured out all my races and devised an execution plan.  The original plan involved placing more timed running events earlier in the year and less distance driven races.  This left my race calendar with approximately a race every other month starting in March til the middle of June, […]


For most of my adult life I have been majorly over weight.  At my worst I weighed well over 365 pounds and I smoked a pack to two packs of cigarettes a day. I tried several times to lose weight, going through one diet after another and another, til I eventually gave up and went […]


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