Facebook is the worst.

One minute you’re sitting there happily scrolling through your news feed, and then a picture pops up and all of the sudden you’re thinking about all the mistakes you’ve made over the last decade. The thing about mistakes; though, is they only hold value if you learn from them. I can honestly say I’ve learned […]

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The Hiatus

It’s been a while since I’ve posted an update. Life has been a whirlwind of changes recently. But I’m not here to talk about that. I’m here to talk about running. Is that really surprising though? As some of you may recall, in my last post I wrote about how I was struggling for motivation […]

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Run Blog 07

I’m struggling for motivation to run. It’s been like this since I completed Devil Dog 100 back in December. I thought perhaps it was because I had achieved all the short-term goals I set for myself, but I’m starting to wonder if the real culprit is this ridiculously cold weather. I prefer running first thing […]

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Devil Dog 100 Race Recap

I’m having a hard time believing it’s over. Twenty-five weeks of rigorous training and nervous anticipation has finally come to a close. But. What. An. Experience. This was a race of many firsts for me. First 100. First full night’s rest before a race. First drop bag. First experience with pacers (who were absolutely fantastic). […]

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Run Blog 06 + Race Report

What an intense couple of weeks it’s been. First, let’s start with a little backstory. On October 27 I went out for a quick 8-mile pop around my apartment; it was a cycle down week, so nothing crazy. The first few miles felt fine, but around mile four I felt a little twinge in my […]

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Run Blog 05

If you had told me a few years ago I’d be waking up at 3:45 in the morning on a Friday to run 20 miles before work on a mere four hours of sleep, I’d probably have looked at you like you had sprouted three heads. But here I sit sweaty, hungry, and a little […]

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Ahead of Myself

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything personal, so let’s change that. On Monday I posted something to Facebook relating to my struggle with depression. I woke up that morning feeling raw. I’m not sure if you can understand what that means, but that’s the best way to describe it. It happens to me […]

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Twisted Branch 100K Recap

Stretched out in the backseat of my car as Marc and Beth take turns driving back to Virginia seems like a great time to reflect on everything that’s happened in the last 48 hours. As most of you know, I completed my first 100K this weekend (although at officially 64.7 miles, it was closer to […]

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Run Blog 04

This week is going to be rough. Due to the fact that I will be traveling abroad this weekend, I had to condense my normal Saturday long run into back-to-back ten-mile runs over the coming week. If this morning’s struggle to remove myself from bed was any indication of how the rest of the week […]

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Trucking Along

Taking a break from my regularly scheduled run blog updates to rant a bit on my personal shenanigans. First, I want to talk about something that’s been circling in my brain for the last couple of weeks. Do you ever wonder why God allows certain people to come into your life? I’m someone who believes […]

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