Race Recap: Jackson Hole Half Marathon 2016

My race in Jackson was my 30th. The Tetons were a beautiful backdrop to a particularly meaningful day. We drove in to Jackson from Denver the day before. I think this was the farthest I've ever traveled -- by car --for a race. It was really scenic and allowed us to explore a bit. (We … Continue reading Race Recap: Jackson Hole Half Marathon 2016

Dopey Challenge Week 3 + 4: Fund-running for Best Friends Animal Society again!

Guess what? I've finally got my charity picked out for the Dopey Challenge! All of you who know me know that I really enjoy fund-running for my big yearly A-races. My charities over the years have varied a bit, but it took some time for me to really hone in on the one that I wanted … Continue reading Dopey Challenge Week 3 + 4: Fund-running for Best Friends Animal Society again!

Monday Morning Stand Up: Seafair Weeks 6-7-8 + Portland Weeks 1-2-3 2014 Training

For lack of a better way to combine the concurrent training threads, I'm now officially lumping them both together in the headline. The last few weeks have been insanely bizarre. Not only is my sleeping schedule all over the map, but so is my schoolwork and work-work (because when you say it twice, it's legit). … Continue reading Monday Morning Stand Up: Seafair Weeks 6-7-8 + Portland Weeks 1-2-3 2014 Training

2014 Charity Fundraising Announcement: Stand Up to Cancer

Hi folks! It's that time of year again were I announce my fundraising efforts for the 2014 racing season. Since I have (haphazardly) already finished my first race of the season (with at least seven more to go between now and December) it's time to unveil my charity of choice this year... A couple of … Continue reading 2014 Charity Fundraising Announcement: Stand Up to Cancer

Week 4 HITS 140.6 Palm Springs Training: Inspire Through Example

Le sigh. SIGH SIGH SIGH. I feel like I've made some good progress with swimming this summer. However, I've made almost zero progress with my cycling. I think I have actually digressed because at the beginning of spring I rocked a 56-ish mile ride and did great, and now I'm struggling through a 28 mile … Continue reading Week 4 HITS 140.6 Palm Springs Training: Inspire Through Example

You Can’t Run Away From the Quantified Self

When I first started my health and fitness journey with running a few years ago, I logged every mile and for a stretch, logged every morsel I ate. I think that measurement gave me a barometer by which I could measure progress. I could see when I stalled, when I made progress, when I was … Continue reading You Can’t Run Away From the Quantified Self

HITS 140.6 Palm Springs: Racing for a Cause

So, after much deliberation, I finally narrowed down my fundraiser to three charities. Well, technically I couldn't decide between three charities, so I've decided to fundraise for all three of them: I've decided to dedicate portions of my iron-distance triathlon to these causes: swimming 2.4 miles for the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, cycling … Continue reading HITS 140.6 Palm Springs: Racing for a Cause