Category Archives: Races


Awakening 3 months ago to the day, I wrote a not so happy, Happy Friday post on this site! If you recall, I had just gone down with a second occurrence of a very painful back injury that turned out to be a ruptured and herniated disc.  It has been a long and tedious process… Read More »

Happy Friday

Happy Friday I was hoping this might be a Happy Friday Happy Hour catching up with friends post that would include a preview of the Craft Classic Seattle Half-Marathon.  My first race back on a great Fall/Winter race schedule is this Sunday and while training was not perfect, I was looking forward to testing myself… Read More »

Race News!

Race Alerts! Super quick post but there are a couple new races to announce!  You might have noticed that the race schedule is a bit light right now.  Last year we traveled and ran events from Maui to Montana on the way to completing 6 marathons, a couple half-marathons and a Turkey Day 5K for… Read More »


BibRave A real quick update tonight as I have some exciting running related news to share.  I have been selected to participate as a BibRave ambassador, also known as a BibravePro!  This is my first invite to become a product or service ambassador and I am thrilled to be officially partnering with the BibRave organization.… Read More »

Hamster Endurance Race Recap

On August 13th I headed north to Lake Padden, Washington with Wifey for our first steps in the world of trail endurance running.  The Hamster Endurance Race is a trail run where competitors elect to compete in one of four time classifications; 6,12,24, or 32 hours.  Having completed 9 marathons and 30+ half-marathons Hamster represented… Read More »

Motivational Music Monday #29

When Sunday is not really Sunday because Monday is a holiday, aren’t they just the best?!!  As you all know, I absolutely love my working life at Starbucks but a long weekend is always so welcome.  No real Sunday night chores or errands…grillin’ and beer and staying up late writing blog posts while mixing the music… Read More »

Motivational Music Monday #26

The cries of disbelief echoed as Monday morning rolled around and the Motivational Music Monday pick was nowhere to be found…well not really.  But, it is Monday and we are going to catch up with the weekly post and keep the tunes and the treats rolling on the blog.  Time for a quick look back at another… Read More »

Missoula Marathon Final Thoughts

A few Missoula Marathon Final Thoughts that didn’t quite fit into the race recap – I guess this is like the editors cut bonus content that they used to put on DVDs…do we still use DVDs? I best go ask my son because I’m pretty sure we’re supposed to stream everything and all we need to… Read More »

Missoula Marathon Recap

It has been over 2 weeks since I crossed the finish line of my fourth marathon of 2016 so it is time to get cracking on the report and finish the Missoula Marathon Recap.  The Missoula Marathon was my 9th overall full marathon and State number 7 on the (very long way to go) quest across… Read More »

Rock ‘N Roll Seattle Marathon Recap

It’s been almost a week, it’s Friday, it’s Happy Hour and the pain has subsided so this seems like an appropriate enough time for a race review and the Rock ‘N Roll Seattle Marathon Recap.  This was a “hometown” race for us and for me another commute to the city not far from my normal… Read More »