August 12, 2018

Barely three months after emergency abdominal surgery, I pinned on a bib for a half marathon trail race.

The race — the fourth annual Beaver Chase Urban Trail Race in Indianapolis — calls itself the “only trail quarter, half and full marathon located in downtown Indiana...

April 24, 2018

“Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.”

That quote, purported to be from Jack Kerouac, was on my mind as I prepared for and ran the Big Turtle 50-miler in Morehead, Ky. The April...

March 25, 2018

After a Did Not Start in my planned marathon last month due to injury, I had been looking forward to the Allstate Hot Chocolate 15K in Indianapolis. The start and finish areas were conveniently located right next to my office

My injury had been healing steadily and I fe...

February 22, 2018

It was easy to track my races when I first started out as a runner. I would do about a half-dozen races a year, which I logged on a spreadsheet.

Now with more than 50 races under my belt, the spreadsheet has outgrown its usefulness. I needed something else to track my p...

February 18, 2018

When I first wrote about the A1A Marathon in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., I mentioned that “it didn’t take me long to sign up for my first marathon of 2018.”

At the time, I envisioned the Feb. 18 race to be a backup Boston Marathon qualifier, or at the very least, a long trai...

January 20, 2018

As any runner knows, there are countless online articles and listicles featuring “the top road races in America,” “10 must-do races,” “best half marathons for beginners” and many others.

The majority of those compilations are based on one person’s whimsy or influenced b...

December 18, 2017

When a work commitment takes you out of state, what do you do?

For me, it means looking to see what race options are available. Fortunately, a December weekend trip to Tampa brought me within a two-hour drive to Mount Dora, a vibrant, festive and eclectic community that...

December 12, 2017

Run all the miles. Eat all the chocolate.

That was the plan at the Hot Chocolate 15K in St. Louis on Dec. 10, my first foray into the nationwide series of 15K and 5K races that reward runners with a medal, water and a slick, easy-to-carry plastic case full of goodies. T...

November 15, 2017

This year I focused on goals such as my first 50-miler and qualifying for the Boston Marathon. That left little time in my calendar for training specifically for and racing half marathons.

When I heard of the 2017 St. Elizabeth Healthcare Honor Run Half Marathon, held o...

November 5, 2017

At the Indianapolis Monumental on Nov. 4, I finished my 18th marathon and qualified for the Boston Marathon (for the second time) with enough of a cushion that should enable me to do the famous race in 2019.

The Indy race was my sixth consecutive Indianapolis Monumental...

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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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