Race Review: El Dorado Half Marathon 2017

TweetMy ninth half marathon came around in April of 2017 in El Dorado, KS. The morning weather was overcast and chilly with a steady breeze.I very much appreciated the early morning packet pick-up that was available. The packet pick-up went smoothly, and gave me plenty of time to get warmed up. The El Dorado school band provided music […]

Mine Run 5k 2017: Still 650 Feet Underground

TweetIn 2016 the Strataca Salt Museum in Hutchinson, KS hosted the first Mine Run 5k, which was a unique run held 650 feet underground. I was able to take a video of the run, but found that the mine was so much darker than I expected. Specifically, the light I attached to my helmet for […]

Pilgrim Pacer Half Marathon 2016

TweetMost races I choose to run just because I love to run. However, the Pilgrim Pacer Half on November 20, 2016 was chosen for multiple reasons. I wanted to do something special in memory of my mother, who passed away in November 2005. This race marked 11 years since we lost mom, and was ran two […]

Race Review: Gobbler Grind

TweetThe Gobbler Grind is the second race in the Harvest Half Series, and is held in Overland Park, KS. My goal was to finish better than the previous week’s Kansas Half Marathon. The packet pickup was held at the Scheels sporting goods store, which is now my favorite store. I wasn’t able to see any […]

Race Review – Kansas Half Marathon

TweetI have decided that the half marathon is my distance of choice. It is long enough to be worth the entry price, and yet challenging enough not to be considered a “walk in the park”. Since I spend a lot of time looking around at half marathons, I’ve come across a few different clubs that […]

Race Review: Prairie Fire Marathon

TweetI had two running goals coming into 2016. The first was to run over 1,200 miles for the year, which is a mark I will pass during tomorrow’s race. The other goal was to take on a new challenge. My choices were between an obstacle race or a marathon. I decided on the 26.2 mostly […]

Running for a Purpose: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

TweetStepping out on the road is its own reward. The fresh air, the accomplishment, knowing you’re making yourself better, and being a part of one of the biggest communities out there. Though now and then we look to give more of ourselves to the world. For most of us that means running in the name of […]

Race Review: Officer’s Down 5k

TweetAs a runner that participates in races, we continually see Police Officers helping with traffic to keep us safe. Being a Police Officer is one of the most dangerous jobs you can have. It takes a selfless, caring, and extremely brave soul to put themselves in the constant line of unknown dangers. We citizens tend […]

Race Review: Hospital Hill Half Marathon 2016

TweetEarlier this year I started to look at some more half marathons that I could run. There simply aren’t a lot in my part of the state, so I have to venture out if I’m going to join any of those half marathon clubs. Kansas City makes perfect sense, as we have family we can stay […]

Gear Review: Orange Mud HydraQuiver

TweetThroughout all of my training runs and races, I’ve noticed that once I stop for hydration I slow down considerably. I can finish in a much better time if I don’t have to stop for a drink. Of course, it isn’t very smart to run past all the stops in a long distance race, or you’ll […]