New Focus: Statesman Capitol 10,000

It’s hard to admit when you’re wrong. You set out determined to prove all the doubters wrong. You convince yourself that their advice is overstated and you’ll have no problem overcoming the challenges ahead. But occasionally, something will happen and you’ll have spare time sitting on the couch to think about what went wrong. As it turns out, sometimes they’re right. Continue reading New Focus: Statesman Capitol 10,000


After Boston in April, I went back to the drawing boards to decide what the next challenge would be. To be honest, it’s hard to think of anything that could be nearly as epic as my experience in THE Boston Marathon, so I decided to return to Houston where I ran my first marathon and see how well I could improve my PR. To do this, I knew that I would need a solid base of fitness – something I haven’t really managed to develop in the previous two years.  Continue reading Broken

6 Months Out: Then and Now

With six months to go until my 3rd marathon at the 2016 Chevron Houston Marathon, I thought it would be fun to look back at the last time I was six months away from running Houston. It was July 2013, and I was a much different runner.

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June 2015 Training Update – The Suck

Last October, I wrote a post entitled “Surviving the Wastelands” that touched on the difficulty that I had transitioning between being a weight-loss jogger to a marathoner. This year, I’m facing a new kind of wasteland that my coach, Steve Sisson, has entitled “The Suck.” Continue reading June 2015 Training Update – The Suck

1 Week to Boston!

This post is the eighth in a series of weekly training updates leading up to the 2015 Boston Marathon on April 20, 2015. 

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With a week left to the Boston Marathon, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank those who played a part in getting me to this point. I’ve put a lot of hard work in, but it wouldn’t have been enough if so many people hadn’t have stepped up to give me advice, footwear, and support. So often, I see these thanks being expressed after a positive race result, but I’m thankful regardless of what happens on the course next week. Continue reading 1 Week to Boston!

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