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I'm a father - husband - runner - CEO. I took up running after college...to keep it real and take the edge off of daily life. Follow my blog about my journey running ultra marathons and other mind altering events.

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Latest Blog Posts for An Ultra Runner's Blog

  • Riding Life's Waves
    on Dec 11, 2016
    They rise up. Sometimes it seems from nowhere. They are hard to see, until they are right upon you. Rising higher. Looming over you, making you feel so small. Then comes the decision. Do you turn to catch one? Do you take the risk of getting pummeled...
  • Western States Lottery - I'm not Bitter
    on Dec 3, 2016
      Western States Lottery Stats:4,246 applicants 369 runners “permitted” by US Forest Serviceless 119 “automatic” entries “granted” by WS board of trustees=          250 slots available=  &...
  • Life Would Be So Simple
    on Aug 21, 2016
    If only we were all just inanimate objects. Life would be so simple. Oh, yea, I forgot. Life wouldn't exist. Hence in-an-i-mate. There are times, though, when I feel a lot like an inanimate object. One that has been in motion for a very long time, un...
  • But I Still Have All My Toenails...
    on Aug 14, 2016
    “Oh, I think it’s time for my pedicure,” she uttered as we reclined on the grassy knoll waiting for our girls water polo team to play. Unfortunately, it wasn’t more than an hour earlier when I was noticing my own toes, probing them with my fi...
  • How Your Body Uses Energy
    on Aug 3, 2016
    Interesting summary of the basics on how we burn energy at every distance. How Your Body Uses Energy...
  • Top 10 Running Shoe Lacing Techniques
    on Jul 27, 2016
    Problems getting those shoes to fit perfectly? Try one of these out for size.Cool display of varying methods to lace your shoes. How many times have you tied your shoes the exact same way? Time to mix it up folks!
  • Grand Slam Drop Rates
    on Jul 23, 2016
    It seems a bit counter intuitive, but it makes sense if you really think about it. That Wasatch Front has the lowest drop rate for GS runners of all the Grand Slam races is really about survival, fitness and cut offs.If you are running the Grand Slam...
  • Tahoe Rim Trail - There Are Moments
    on Jul 21, 2016
    Mona G, Will C, Yours T, Al C. He took the scalpel from the package and held it, hesitantly, over my left foot. As a new volunteer, he was unsure of himself, worried about the pain it might cause. But there was no pain, just a quick lance, lots...
  • Altitude is Everything
    on Jul 7, 2016
    Greetings from Big Bear, California where flies in the summer buzz like WW2 Spitfires in combat mode and are kind enough to take the time to have a conversation with you when you're most vulnerable to hearing voices that exist only in your head somew...
  • That Which Emerges from the Sky
    on Jun 21, 2016
    If I were a superstitious person, I would be wondering about some pretty strange things that emerged from the sky this last weekend.Its all about the journey.KIRR...
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