What Have I Done {It's Race Week}

It seemed like such a good idea. Fort4Fitness 2015 My training plan called for 18 to 20 miles this weekend. Fort4Fitness, the largest running event in the area, is this weekend ....more

Finding My #InnerWild {Ragnar Trail Cascades Recap}

I almost didn't go....more

#BeMonumental {Weeks 10 & 11}

Fear.It seems like fear and marathon training run hand in hand. There's the pressure of hitting race pace an tempo miles; the unknown when hitting personal distance records; and the pure magnitude of the work. I've felt some apprehension when training for shorter distances but there was always the intrinsic belief that I could do it ....more

On the Right Track {InsideTracker Intro}

I don't have a doctor.This admission is a somewhat new revelation, one that I was somewhat surprised to make. For years, I have been reporting Dr. H as my primary care doc ....more

The Magic Pill?

I just wasn't feeling it.I was at mile 10 of my long run – 18 miles on the plan – and my stomach felt off. I wasn't sure whether it was related to some lady business or because I didn't "go" enough that morning. Or, it could have been the humidity (lord, how often have I said that lately) .. ....more

#BeMonumental {Weeks 8 & 9}

Mile by mile, my training for the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon is trucking along – so much so, I can't even seem to keep up with weekly updates. But that is neither here nor there. I'm currently in the meat of the training ....more

On Compensating

5:20 a.m.My alarm sounded from underneath the worn and thin pillow on the bed, and I groped for my phone. It took two, maybe three tries for my brain to connect with the nerve endings in my hand so that I could turn it off.Turn it off before anyone woke up. Mark, Miles, Si .. ....more

#BeMonumental {Weeks 6 & 7}

The first few weeks of marathon training are exciting. The runs are not too hard, the mileage isn't too high and the idea of starting something is energizing. But fast forward four or five weeks and it becomes a grind ....more

Stomped {A Race Recap}

"I don't think I like you anymore," I wrote in a text message to Tami.Tami – my BRF. My injured BRF. My injured BRF who was responsible for me running probably one of the most humbling races I have ever finished ....more

Day in the Life {Summer 2016}

Mark went back to work Thursday. After two months of bliss – aka having help in the mornings and not have to do laundry – our family is back to the grind. As such, it seemed like the perfect time to do a day in the life post in the event that shit went down ....more