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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 »


You might say I’ve been a little bit off the map the past couple weeks.  The last time I checked in, I was finishing up the final stages of my marathon training cycle, preparing for the amazing North Olympic Discovery Marathon in hopes of crushing my marathon PR time of 3:59:55.  Fast forward a couple… Read More »

Monthly Goals Check – December

I’ve been taking this break from the running and blogging action a bit too much to heart it seems.  But, still not too late to complete the 2016 collection with the Monthly Goals Check – December.  I’ll also wrap up the year in looking back at those goals that all seemed like great ideas back… Read More »

Motivational Music Monday #15

It’s Sunday night again (no boooooo’s this week as it’s a holiday weekend, yayyyyy, at least it is in the US and UK), and while it is a holiday weekend, it is also time for the fifteenth edition of Motivational Music Monday!  The blog has been a bit slow over the past couple weeks due… Read More »

Thoughts from Friday the Thirteenth!

Things have been crazy busy just recently with so much going on and the blog has taken a bit of a back seat.  But, with a major life item resolved, and running and training in high gear prepping for RnR Seattle and beyond, I’ll hopefully be able to get to a few more posts and updates.… Read More »

Motivational Music Monday #4

It’s already week 4 of the slowly becoming ever-popular Motivational Music Monday song pick of the week, and time to spice up the playlist.  I hope all of you that lined up at a race event this week had a great time and achieved all your goals but, most importantly, had fun.  In the US, it… Read More »

Motivational Music Monday

Adding something new to the blog – introducing Motivational Music Monday…a weekly song suggestion that’s been rocking my playlist recently.  I’m going to try to figure out how to make this a linkup thing so everyone has a chance to share their blogs as well.  I’m always looking to add a few more tunes to the… Read More »

Weekend Plans

Happy Friday everyone and Cheers!  Blog production continues to be a bit on the slow side so just a quick hello to check-in tonight during Happy Hour with some random thoughts while we figure out the weekend plans. First up the aforementioned Happy Hour.  With the mandatory run complete to extend the running streak to… Read More »

Training Update

It feels like I’ve neglected the site a bit this past week, though the reality is that it was just one of those weeks where work issues took precedence and blogging time just got squeezed out of the schedule, so a training update seems like a good idea!  Although I would normally just barely be finishing… Read More »

Maui Oceanfront Marathon Final Thoughts

The final summary of the Maui Oceanfront Marathon with a brief review of the race as an event, and hopefully some lessons learned moving forward as I set my sights on Salt Lake City and marathon number 7 in April.  I’ve already covered the race recap in some detail so to keep this wrap up easy reading, it’s… Read More »