The Grateful Dead, Bruce Hornsby & Why I Love Running

I get the question, or some variation on it, a lot.  “Do you really enjoy running?” “What do you like so much about just running?” It’s a tough question – kind of one of those “if you have to ask…” situations.  Of course I like running; it’s changed my life.  It’s allowed me to get

The Accidental Racer

We’ve all had them. Those unexpected experiences. We went out to pick up some milk and eggs, ran into a friend at the grocery store, and ended up getting home at 2AM from the concert we never planned to attend.  That Friday afternoon conversation at work that turned into a weekend road trip. That sort

An Open Letter to all My Runner Girls Out There.

Preface:  The following is intended for all “my girls” out there – the ladies who wake up every morning and do what they need to do so that they can run as fast as possible.  You might call yourself pros, elite, collegiate, or just serious, but you know who you are, and I love you

Quick Video Interview with Creigh Kelley

One of the interesting things about training in Kenya during the winter is that you never know who you might run into. Case in point,a couple of weeks ago we got an unexpected phone call from former Lubbock Christian University runner Peter Tanui.  Peter ran at Lubbock back when they were a true powerhouse in

Resolved: 2014 – Year of the Affirmative

Well, it’s that time again.  New Year’s Resolution Time.  Or at least time to look at the year gone by and think about what little tweaks might make for a better year to come. In the past, I’ve tried to make New Year’s Resolutions that I can build on.  Instead of trying to do something

The Ghosts of Christmas Past

I hope this post finds each and every one of you enjoying a blessed and fulfilling Christmas Day. As you can see, I’m reworking my website, but I wanted to go ahead and get this post out there while it was still timely.  I hope to have the old content back in place by the

A Tale of Two Races

This past Sunday was an interesting and somewhat difficult day for me.  It was also a day that gave me a unique insight into the state of things in the world of competitive running – but I won’t pretend it gave me any answers. It was a difficult day for me because I REALLY wanted