Staying Healthy

Staying Healthy

For a couple of years after college, I lived and worked in the mountains of south-central Colorado at 9000 feet at a conference center. I had charge of a herd of 20 horses and a small staff of wranglers. We led rides into the mountains, and I teamed up with a...
Setting Goals

Setting Goals

Think back to your 3rd grade self. You’re between 8-9 years old. You’re learning so much in school! You’re starting to read independently, learn multiplication and division, and you might even be able to walk to the bus stop by yourself.  Now think...
Do something different

Do something different

I love running in races in Iowa. I know it sounds a little strange, but I do. I get to sleep in my own bed. I get to eat my own food. I know a lot of the people and the organizations putting on the events. It’s comfortable. But, one thing that I promised myself...
Crushing the Long Run

Crushing the Long Run

Crushing the long run By now you’ve probably hit some high teens or 20-mile long runs. How’s that going for you? I’m sure you’re crushing it! From my humble beginnings—never doing a single long run—I suppose I’ve come a long way. I now hold the long run sacred. The...
Sometimes Aging Sucks

Sometimes Aging Sucks

First things first, unless you are a multi-trillionaire and have actually accessed the true fountain of youth, you probably realize that getting older sometimes sucks. I know it’s kind of a bummer way to start a blog post, but hear me out. I’ve worked in a specialty...
Progress step by step

Progress step by step

We are within about 16 weeks of the IMT marathon weekend. How is your progress? Are you moving toward your goals and getting into a training groove? Training through this spring was a bit blah, personally. Then I unexpectedly managed a couple of near best times at a...