Being Nuts is Very Satisfying

    Recently I ran a trail marathon. 26.2 miles through the desert on winding single track, in the wind, while gaining a total of 2200 foot in elevation. It was awesome. Truth be told, I did have pretty significant soreness in that weird area right behind my knee where there doesn’t feel like anything […]

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I Have Gas!

I was listening to Neil Young’s “Hey Hey My My” the other day.  In the first verse you hear the lyrics “It’s better to burn out than to fade away”.  That got me thinking, which is normally an adverse experience for everyone, but I think this time it’s less negative.  It made me think about […]

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When Love and Hate Collide

Don’t let the title confuse you, this edition is not about being married. This edition is about graffiti and those that have their own way of fighting this scourge. I’m not talking about true graffiti artists that get paid by people to do their art on the outside of someone’s business. I’m talking about this […]

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Farmer’s Blow!

If you have ever watched a University of Iowa Hawkeye football game, you may have noticed they wear an insignia on their helmets that simply has the letters ANF. This abbreviation stands for America Needs Farmers. They are right. Farmers provide thousands of jobs, produce our food and raise our steaks and bacon. All their […]

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Run Recovery: No RICE Needed

There is a common methodology within the running and fitness community for recovery from intense training and injuries.  It’s Called R.I.C.E. (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation).  This is a pretty fail proof way to recover from many running induced injuries.  From sprains, to knee pain, tweaked muscles and anything short of a compound fracture.  That being […]

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I Should Put You in a Home

I’ll start this blog with a disclaimer, I love my parent’s.  They did a solid job raising all of my siblings and me.  But providing love, shelter, dedication, happiness, water and food, will only take you so far.  This story starts just outside of Seattle, WA in late July 2017.  My parents, my sister, her […]

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