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Comment 18 hours ago

I do. I only write about running from time to time. It's on my website at

Comment 18 hours ago

Wow! This really made my day! Thank you for letting me know.

I am more than willing to provide advice where I can. Message me here whenever.

Comment 20 hours ago

I love long days on the trails or I wouldn't do it. That said, running as much as you have to train for a race like this starts to become like a job sometimes. It doesn't matter whether you're in the mood to get out or not. It doesn't matter if you have other pressing things to do. It doesn't matter if you're tired from your last run. You have to get out and do it. That kinda sucks sometimes.

Comment 20 hours ago

I walked a mile round trip this morning to McDonald's for breakfast. Hooray for small victories.

Comment 20 hours ago

Probably a little of both.

Comment 21 hours ago

I definitely have no special physical traits. I don't have a runner's build and I'm not very fast. Folks that don't do this just don't realize that all you need is the ability to run and the determination to do it. When I started running seriously in 2010 to lose weight I struggled to run a mile over flat terrain.

When I finished the Zion 100, I was elated. My wife ran the last mile with me. I bawled like a baby when I was done. I started that race thinking I couldn't do it. I felt differently about myself afterward.

Comment 15 Jan 2017

Thanks guys! This was my Fiesta Bowl. Had to call it a day at 40 miles (2 of 5 loops). My quads and hamstrings essentially stopped functioning on loop 2, and I was moving so slow I could not possibly finish. I was also so reliant on my trekking poles because of that that when I missed the edge of the trail with one I fell down and cracked my right knee on a tree root and was dangling off the cliff with half my body holding on to the root. It wasn't the my day.

After finishing my first hundred, I've dropped for various reasons in five straight. Not sure I'm doing that distance anymore. Bad days are no fun.

Comment 14 Jan 2017

Thanks y'all. Heading out in a moment. The support helps.

Comment 29 Dec 2016

I don't know how to feel about this game. If our good offense shows up, we win. If not... it will be a long night. 

As I stated in another thread a few days ago, the X factor is that I'm flying to Hawaii during the championship game. That means we will win the championship, because it's my luck that I'd be in an aluminum tube at 35,000 feet over the Pacific Ocean when we win it. I tried being at a championship game and we got upset by Florida...

Comment 13 Dec 2016

This town is weird enough. We don't need Harbaugh out here.

Comment 04 Dec 2016

My wife is actually pushing me to go, and I'd love to, but I got laid off in October and can't imagine spending the money, especially since we're going to Hawaii in January.

Comment 28 Nov 2016

I DO have a cousin that is currently a student at OSU. Fortunately, we were able to quickly confirm she is safe.