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Half Way There

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. […]

Reflections and Recollections

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 […]

Working the Plan

I know I have not directly stated my 2015 goals yet, I had a few things I was trying to clear up in my schedule before committing them to my blog.  Initially I had planned to cash in a free race entry for a race out in Portland,  but recent job instability has led me […]

2014 By the Numbers

In my last two posts I summerized my 2014 athletics season.  I deliberately omitted numbers and charts til this post as I wanted one post to just focus on what I achieved numbers wise.  One of the biggest trends of this year resulted in my focus transitioning from triathlon performance to ultra running distances.  At […]

Tortoise And the Hare 50k Race Recap

Two years ago I ran my first 5k, following that with my first half marathon a year later.  As I entered this year I decided I wanted to go big to end my second full year of running.  Thus my biggest goal for this year involved pushing my limits by running my first race with […]


On Saturday November the 15th I finished my first race longer than a half marathon, the Tortoise and the Hare 50K.  My time of 11:38:53 was one of the slowest of the days, but I overcame everything my body and the course threw at me and completed my first 50k race.  In a few days […]

Counting Down…

Two years ago I ran my first 5k road race. I followed that achievement with several triathlons and a half marathon a year later.  As I have mentioned before, my goal for this year proved bigger than previous years, I wanted to jump up to a 50k trail race, skipping the marathon distance, embracing tough […]

Reflections of Being a Tortoise in a World of Hares

I am sure you have read or heard the story of the Tortoise and the Hare at some point in you life.  In quick summary its a story about a race between a tortoise and a Hare where the tortoise wins the race because the Hare continuously goofs off while the tortoise plods along at […]

New Milestone… 1000 Miles of Running In a Year

Just a little less than two years ago I ran my first 5k, the Monster Dash 5k, in downtown Atlanta.  Prior to this first 5k I was a complete couch potato heavily invested in a sedentary, slothful lifestyle.  I was overweight (as high as 365 at one point) and so out of shape, walking to […]

Middle Season Retrospective

The end of August marks the end of the second 3rd of my yearlong progression.  For a reason I cannot remember I decided to split this year into thirds instead of quarters and use that metric to analyse and plan and regroup for the next. Triathlon Goals: The beginning of this quarter , beginning in […]