2023 Groundhog Marathon

On the second day of February each year, a loveable furry rodent comes out of his hole in Punxsutawney, PA to tell us all what the next six weeks of weather will hold. About that same time each year, another (arguably) even more important Groundhog centered event is held in Grand Rapids, MI….. the Groundhog […]

Episode #51

Do you enjoy podcasts about running?? Particularly those with questionable guests?!? Well then today is your lucky day! I recently had the chance to sit down with Lewis Hayden and Mitch Brouwer as a guest on their “I Don’t Know Running” podcast. We covered topics from how my fitness journey started, to some of the […]

Halloween 24 Hour #BlockParty

Sometimes my #StupidIdeas involve epic journeys across hundreds of miles and deep personal reflection. Sometimes it’s just running loops around the neighborhood with a few of my dumbest friends.This is the Halloween 24 Hour #BlockParty The idea is a simple one. A loop around my neighborhood about 9/10ths of a mile long. 24 hours. Run […]

2022 Marji Gesick 100 Mile – DNF

This race is hard. It’s designed to be. Over the history of the event there is an overall DNF (Did Not Finish) rate of 85%. Those who do make it to the finish line must do so in less than 28 hours in order to receive a Finisher’s Buckle. Last year there were two awarded. […]

2022 North Country 50 Mile Trail Run

Saturday morning, I ran the North Country 50 Mile Trail Run. Throughout the event I felt like I was moving well. I ran up hills I have walked up in years past. In fact, I ran nearly the entire time. Looking over the data from my watch only confirmed how I felt; I ran (vs […]

2022 #TridgeToBridge240 – Day 2/3

Up two hours before the sun, I checked my phone only to find that the forecast had changed….. and not in my favor. I was on the road by 5:30am, and roughly 90 minutes later the precipitation began. For the remainder of the morning I made my way up the road, cold and soaked by […]

2022 #TridgeToBridge240 – Day One

Many years ago now, as my birthday was approaching, my parents asked me to make a decision regarding a gift. They were well aware there was a fancy electronic device I had my eye on; I’m sure I had left no room for doubt regarding that fact. Also however, around the same time as my […]

The 2022 #TridgeToBridge240

What started as a #StupidIdea a little more than 4 years ago has turned into one of my favorite parts of the summer. Over the next four to five(?) days this group of regular people will make their way, un-crewed and un-aided, a little over 240 miles from Midland to Mackinaw City. The 3rd annual […]