Friday, February 28, 2014

Go South Young Man

Wow was that something. As I sit here thinking about my last trip with my buddy Steve and his Marathon Adventures group to Chile and Antarctica I can't help but think about how big this world is and yet also how small it can be.  This was the second year I was lucky to be able to help with this tour. While there I was able to see all the beautiful sights and to meet lot's of amazing people. I saw people who were looking to run two marathon on two continents in 5 days. That was no small feat for anyone but yet they all pushed thru and got it done. On the other hand it was also cool to be able to look around and talk to people who live in the places we were at and see that no matter what language you speak we all have a pride for the places we come from. For me that is Minnesota and all it's glory. 
So while I hope to be able to keep traveling to places like this in the future, it is nice to always know that I will come back and have my love for my home and my people made stronger!

Saturday, January 18, 2014

What a Long Winter its been!!

Man oh man it seems like this winter season just will not let up. Most years it seems like we either have a winter of lot's of snow or lot's of real cold days. This year we have been lucky enough to get both and them seem to never end. On my run yesterday I was thinking to myself that hey it is almost February and after that there is like 4-6 week left of winter for the most part and that does not seem to bad. Well on tonights run I could not stop thinking how I was not sure I could take much more of this. Am I just getting old? Well at least I have been having fun with my week by week pictures of my ice beards!

Most my weeks this month have been so so miles wise. I think I have been hitting between 35-50 miles every week with a good long run of 2.5 hours or so each and every week. While I do not think that is great I also do not think it is bad as well. I hope to be a solid 50-60 miles each week in February so that come March when I hope to really hit it good and get up in that 70 miles each week phase. If I can do that I think it should set me up real nice for my upcoming 3 races for the spring/ early summer season. Black Hills 100 miler I am coming for you.....

As I sit hear tonight I am going over my list for my upcoming trip to Chile and Antarctica for the White Continent marathons. Not sure how I am going to do it bag wise but I am thinking one of two things will have to happen. 1) wear the same base clothing all week 2) find myself a good laundry area down there!!! It seems to be shaping up for a good trip and  look forward to sharing the pictures from it!! Well till next time stay strong and take care!!
Last year's trip!!!

Friday, January 3, 2014

Best of 2013, I am Back!!!

Has it really been a year since I last wrote? Man that is crazy. Well one of my things for 2014 is to get back to blogging some. As I thought about the last year and what all went down with things I thought about how in someways I really missed blogging. So that being said I plan on being much better on putting things on the blog.

To kick off 2014 I will keep with my tradition of putting out there my top 10 albums of the past year. Let me know what you think and what was on your top 10? Happy New Year!!!!

10) Queens of the Stone Age- Like Clockwork
9) Sound City- Real to Reel
8) Avicii- True
7) Atoms for Peace- Amok
6) Chvrches- The Bones of what you Believe
5) Arcade Fire- Reflektor
4) Foals- Holy Fire
3) Volcano Choir- Repave
2) Frightened Rabbit- Dedestrian Verse
1) Pearl Jam- Lighting Bolt