Sierra Leone in 26.7 kilometers

Sierra Leone in 26.7 kilometers

Posted on Jan 16, 2013 in Running | No Comments

Hello 2013! I spent New Years in Sierra Leone, West Africa visiting some friends and working on some projects. The place I stay in Sierra Leone is located just outside Waterloo which is a “suburb” of Freetown, the countries capital. It provides an excellent location to work on various projects because it is not too […]

New Years Resolution #1: Cheat more!

New Years Resolution #1: Cheat more!

Posted on Dec 7, 2012 in Motivation | No Comments

It’s that time of your again… holiday shopping, special concerts and plays, viewing Christmas lights, and eating lots and lots of food. Shortly after this “time of year” many people will begin to develop and start their New Years Resolutions. A lot of the time this involves eating healthier, exercising more, losing weight, etc. I […]

No Text November?

No Text November?

Posted on Nov 21, 2012 in Cycling, Running | No Comments

My wife and I live right on the edge of the OSU campus in Stillwater. It is a really convenient location, especially for taking off on runs or rides. The downside is that we are on the edge of campus. There are tons of students that are living on their own for the first time […]

Turkey and TATURs 50km recap

Turkey and TATURs 50km recap

Posted on Nov 7, 2012 in Race Day, Running | No Comments

Well, I did it. 50km through the Urban Wilderness Area known as Turkey Mountain. It started at 6:30 in the morning and we lucked out because the night before was Daylight Savings Time. This was awesome because it meant that I didn’t have to wear my headlamp. Being my first trail race and my first […]

Chicago Marathon Guest Post

Chicago Marathon Guest Post

Posted on Oct 30, 2012 in Race Day, Running | One Comment

A few weeks ago my wife ran the Chicago Marathon…I watched. I thought about posting a recap of the marathon from a spectators perspective, but I thought that may be boring. Instead…. my wife will be a guest ICEdot blogger this week! Enjoy! The Bank of America Chicago Marathon… It was a solid race. I had […]

Overthinking a Race

Overthinking a Race

Posted on Oct 12, 2012 in Motivation, Running | 2 Comments

Wow, this semester is flying by! Since I am a “long term professional student” (only 4.5 years left!) I still tend to organize my life into semesters. Anyways, this semester I have been training and rehabilitating my ankle to get ready for my next race, the Turkeys and Taturs 50km . I am actually pretty nervous […]

Avoid the Snooze

Avoid the Snooze

Posted on Sep 20, 2012 in Motivation | 2 Comments

Ok, so lately the weather has been great so my wife and I have been sleeping with our window open. Talk about some great sleep! However, when the alarm goes off and its time to put the running shoes on and head out the door, all we want to do is hit snooze approximately 13 […]

How Many Hours a Week it Takes to Train for a 5k & Half

How Many Hours a Week it Takes to Train for a 5k & Half

Posted on Sep 9, 2012 in Motivation, Running | 2 Comments

I have found that in training for races of any distance, one of the biggest obstacles to overcome is scheduling the time necessary to get the training in. I often have friends tell me that they would love to train for a 5k, half-marathon, or marathon but are just too busy to fit it in […]

Shake the Funk

Posted on Aug 27, 2012 in Motivation, Running | No Comments

I don’t know if it was the long work days, the blazing heat, or summer coming to and end, but The first two weeks of August were hard for me to really enjoy running. Running was slowly turning into something that I had to do in order to mark something off my to-do list. It […]

Step by Step

Posted on Aug 15, 2012 in Miscellaneous, Nutrition | No Comments

During high school I was not the most athletic. To be honest, I ate way more than I should and did not move nearly as much as I should have. Slowly through high school my weight creeped up to 215 pounds… and not of muscle! The summer before college I started running because I thought […]