Well here we are, the 24th of December, Christmas Eve is finally here! In the past 5 days I've consumed a total of 53 carmels, 67 frosted sugar cookies, and two pans of cherry mash... totals are expected to increase over the next 48 hours 🙂 Thankfully, it looks like we are going to have… Continue reading Fa La La La Fartlek
I recently finished the book Atomic Habits by James Clear. I make it a habit to read as many self-improvement books as possible, because let’s be honest, I am a constant work in progress 😊 This book brought numerous ideas to the table to help improve my daily routines. Atomic Habits can be described in… Continue reading Exceptional Habits
This past week I was sitting in a meeting, not quite paying attention as I was scrolling through my Instagram feed and also checking emails. I noticed an email from a running friend, Andrew Barney. It was titled Hardrock crew, and that's when my heart skipped a beat. I knew Andrew had gotten into the… Continue reading Dreams do come true…
I’m sure this is going to be a common theme for the next four months, but hello from the tundra of Nebraska! A foot of snow has fallen, electricity has finally been restored, and I’m ready for some sunshine and temperatures above 32 😊 Earlier this week I had someone ask me why I run,… Continue reading Magic or Misery?
In past years I’ve usually taken these next few months off from training. I’ve either felt a bit burnt out or my body was crying out for a break. However, this year has felt a bit different, I’ve hit a definite flow state and have no desire to pump the brakes. Training has been rolling… Continue reading Let’s go to Utah!
I have a hard time realizing that Thanksgiving is just a few days away. It feels like the 4th of July was just last week! As I write this blog, its currently 10 degrees outside with a windchill of -1, so maybe I should have more of a Christmas mindset, but nonetheless here we are… Continue reading Bring on the turkey!
A significant number of people have asked me what it exactly entails being a running coach and why a person would want or need one. Why can’t a runner just print off a training plan they find online? Referring to myself, I usually respond with, “why wouldn’t you want someone who fuels with pop-tarts and… Continue reading The value of a running coach
This past weekend I ran the Goatz 50k at Cunningham Lake in Omaha. This was a 3-loop course that had about 3,600 ft. of climbing total throughout the race. Very nice, runnable trails. The course director and volunteers do a phenomenal job with this event! Going into the race I felt strong both mentally and… Continue reading Goatz 50k Recap
We officially received our first significant amount of snow this past weekend. I’m less than thrilled to say the least. It’s funny how I complain about the heat all summer, but then when winter rolls around and I’m dressed like an eskimo, I complain just as much! Looking back, it seems like summer was here… Continue reading Running Gloves and Burritos
I've always wanted to share my passion of running with others, so when the opportunity came up for me to travel to Vancouver, BC in August to become an RRCA certified running coach, I didn't sit on the sidelines (RRCA -------> Road Runner's Club of America.) I went ahead and booked a first class flight… Continue reading Pop-tarts and running