September 15, 2019

When I went to Outdoor Retailer this past summer I was blown away by the sheer number of vendors promoting nutrition products, sports gear, hiking equipment, camping gadgets and virtually anything you might need for an adventure.

I picked up samples of protein bars, sun...

May 18, 2019

Oh, I get by with a little help from my friends
mm, I get high with a little help from my friends

I got by, for sure, and it was high up in the mountains of Virginia a week ago when I completed my first 100K at the Ultra Race of Champions (UROC). It was by far the most...

April 3, 2019

I’ve always been a hat guy. When I was a young boy, I wore hats so frequently, my mom recalls times when I would try to sleep with one on.

As I have gotten older, I have become more picky about my hats. I want a secure fit, especially when living in Indiana, which recei...

March 22, 2019

There is a lot to like about the UltrAspire Legacy Race Vest and 550 race handheld bottle.

While UltrAspire is a newish company on the endurance sports scene, its products evoke quality and provide what trail and ultra runners require.

Disclaimer: I was honored to be sel...

September 5, 2018

It’s finally time. After nearly 50 years on this planet, my eyes need some assistance.

My eye doctor confirmed the news during a recent appointment. Beyond the eyeglasses — just for reading now, thank you very much — she also suggested doing drops several times a day an...

March 31, 2018

My running is off to a slow start this year, due to a foot injury that has limited my training.

I have been using the RICE (rest, ice, compression and elevation) method for plantar fasciitis (PLAN-tur fas-e-I-tis). The foot has healed slowly but recently got a boost wit...

March 4, 2018

For some athletes, wearing compression gear during or after a workout is nothing more than a placebo effect. They don’t believe that compression works to heal and repair injuries.

On the other hand, others fully believe in the power of compression socks, tights and othe...

December 29, 2017

Several years ago on the day before one of my fall marathons, the forecast drastically changed. I don’t recall the exact specifics anymore but the cold and snow/rain predictions quickly changed my race day plans from shorts to long pants.

At the time, I only had sweatpa...

November 19, 2017

I have been a fan of Aftershokz headphones for running since I first tried them out about a year ago. I had touted the bone-conduction style for its safety — they sit outside the ears, allowing the user to hear vehicle traffic, other people, animals and whatever else i...

October 6, 2017

The visor and runners hats provide comfort, wick away sweat and offer a stylish look.

I admit it. I had Boco Envy. I had seen other runners sporting Boco runner hats, trucker hats and visors promoting various companies, races and other brands.

The hats look cool and the...

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Evolving from injured runner to BQer

Marathon Training Academy podcast hosts Trevor and Angie Spencer discuss how Angie's training has helped me improve my marathon PR by 28 minutes, earn a BQ and conquer ultras.


Trails, coaching, diet  
and a whole lot more

Ryan Clayton welcomes me to his podcast where we cover topics from road and trail running to coaching to nutrition/diet to ambassadorships.


'Keep moving the goal line so you always have goals to work toward.'

Breaking the Barrier podcast host Andrew Lorenzo and I talked about goal setting and achieving.


'I am able to recover better from through an almost entirely plant-based diet.'

PlantTrainers hosts Adam and Shoshana Chaim discuss my evolving diet, endurance running and offer tips on how to become 100 percent plant-based.

My First Ultra host Scott Jones and I discuss my debut and lessons learned at the Buckeye 50K in Ohio.

'My fifth-grade teacher called me  molasses.'


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