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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 Read More...

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 Read More...