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Blue Ridge Double Marathon – 14,860 feet of bliss


I truly wasn’t sure what I was about to encounter when I signed up for the Blue Ridge Double Marathon; all I knew was that I wanted a challenge. It most certainly didn’t disappoint. With 14,860 feet of total elevation change, this took me quickly back to my run I did almost exactly 1 year […]



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Gristmill Wrapup, Upcoming Events


Had an amazing time at the Gristmill Grinder 1/2 marathon this past weekend. It’s interesting what good weather and 7 pounds of less weight from last year can do for your time. I took a little over 3 minutes off of my course PR from last year, and felt great. Between the weight and the […]



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Three Weekends, Three Races


So, I’ve been out of contact on the blog for a while…can I blame it on the weather? Life has been crazy the past few months, with so much going on at Operation Welcome Home, traveling to speaking engagements, and being involved in the community on so many veteran efforts. I wouldn’t trade any of […]



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Winter Weather, & Giving Back with Verizon, maybe


Anyone else tired of the winter weather we’ve been experiencing? To say it’s put a dent into my running routine would be an understatement. I took a couple of weeks off after the Military Bowl 101 Mile Freedom Run, which was followed up with the Frozen Sasquatch 50k 8 days later, and the Run 2 […]



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Pittsburgh Marathon


My sincere apologies for not keeping up with the blog as much as I wanted to recently. I have been traveling quite a bit to many different races and events, and just haven’t spent the time here I’d like to. Updates will be coming more frequently here as time goes on. I will use this […]



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