Do Something Ultra

What you’re about to read will sound ultra crazy. It kind of is, and kind of isn’t. To me, it’s ultra amazing. It’s called, an Ultra Marathon. By definition, an ultra marathon, also called ultra distance or ultra running, is any footrace longer than the traditional marathon length of 42.195 kilometers. Becca Joyner, from West …

Sometimes You Just Need To Move The Tomato Plants

My wife, Patty, loves to plant her flowers. She waters them, cares for them, prunes them, and they grow. Except last summer. Something was wrong. Her tomato plants just didn’t grow as they had in years past. She was doing the same things, but something just wasn’t right. Yes, we did get a small cop …

The Sticker On Your Car

Runner stickers. I’m sure you’ve seen them. Us runners kind of have a thing for ‘em. They’re the oval shaped stickers that runners put on the back of their car. 5k, 10k, 13.1 or, the biggie, 26.2.  These all represent running distance accomplishments.  Let me ask you a question, what would an oval shaped sticker …

Angels Wear Running Shoes

We wear Red shirts. We have an epic playlist of 80’s music, packs of Twizzlers, Gu and Clif Bars. We are Angels for My Team Triumph and ready for 26.2 miles at the Grand Rapids Marathon. “myTEAM TRIUMPH is an athletic ride-along program created for children, teens, adults, and veterans with disabilities who would normally …

RAGNAR: Run. Drive. Sleep. Repeat.

My finisher medal says it best, “The wildest experiences become the best stories”. And after 200 miles, and very little sleep, this is 100% on point! It’s called RAGNAR. Here’s the skinny. You put together a team of 12 people, and run roughly 200 miles. From city streets to sidewalks, to bike paths and blowing …