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The 1st Annual Bad Ass Black Friday Run: A Day With The Hobby Joggas

Nov 26, 2010 | 2 Comments

Who are the Hobby Joggas?  We’re  a band of sometimes-dysfunctional running friends that like trails, off-color humor, having fun, and beer.   We decided to organize a run of sorts as a means of burning off a few Thanksgiving calories and a celebration of our mutual hatred of our national holiday- Black Friday.

The location of the run- Muskegon State Park, North Muskegon, MI.  The distance- we had no idea.  The route- again, no idea.

In attendance:


1st Annual New York City Barefoot Run: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at History in the Making

Oct 18, 2010 | 5 Comments

This last weekend, I had the opportunity to participate in the 1st Annual NYC Barefoot Run John Durant, the organizer, asked me to participate as a clinic leader.  I was excited to attend the event, but it fell directly in the middle of a series of planned road trips.

Shelly and I were apprehensive about leaving our children for multiple weekends in succession.  Since school had started, our family time was dramatically reduced.  After mulling […]

Burning River 100 Mile Endurance Run Race Report, Part III

Aug 6, 2010 | 5 Comments

Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Egbert Shelter to Alexander Road (5 miles, 28.4 miles total)
I took a deep breath as I left the Egbert Shelter aid station.  I knew this part was going to get dicey.  In 2008, this is the section that forced me to don my one-size-too-small Vibram KSOs, which ultimately led to a host of foot problems.  I was ready, though.  Through training, I forged by body and mind into […]