Hello, thank you for joining me along my journey of becoming a Runner! I've always been an active guy, played sports in high school and continued into adult recreation sports after high school. As I started my family and found a career, the activity level slowly decreased. Well my Fiance had enough of our lazy ways and started on the Weight Watchers program and completely overhauled our daily meals. Step 2 was getting more active, so we decided to JOG our annual Juvenile Diabetes charity walk and actually enjoyed the activity. The month following the charity walk, we signed up for our first official 5K and had an absolute blast. From that point forward I have officially been BIT by the running bug and this is my journey to becoming a RUNNER!

Monday, February 6, 2017

More Adventuring Epicness

We all love Monday’s right….

Have I ever told everyone, that I L-O-V-E adventuring?!?!

I know many years down the road when I’m done chasing Strava segments, when I’m done trying to smash PR’s, and I don’t quite have the speed that I have today, I’m going to happily transition to full time adventuring.  I posted last week about some summit chasing adventuring I did last weekend.  It really reminded me how much I enjoy leaving the “racing” training behind and just spending some time being out in nature.  My coach was putting a little adventure together for yesterday and at first I wasn’t going to join.  When the guys started talking about how awesome this run was going to be, it got me jonesin to join.  So I did some negotiating (ok I was begging lol) with Mrs. Schlub and she allowed me to go out and play with my friends lol.

We met up at a trailhead about 30 minutes from my house.  I’d never been out in this section of desert before so it was immediately great views and the excitement to see what lay ahead.  We got a little bit of everything while we were out this day…

1)      About 6 miles of true trail running
2)      Some steep hiking
3)      Hand and foot vertical scrambling
4)      Epic summit views
5)      Lost at the summit and how to safely get back down
6)      Poop my pants descents down said vertical scrambling
7)      Stories and memories that last a lifetime


  1. So cool! I am not surprised at all that this is your jam, it totally fits you! I'm glad you had an awesome time with the guys getting in some fresh air!

  2. I love seeing the trail pics on Facebook and then reading your version of the story in words on your blog :) I hope to meet you guys on the trail some day (and at least say hi at the start!)

  3. that looks like so much fun!


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