"What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals."
- Henry David Thoreau

Ironman - Madison, WI 2018

Minnesota Voyageur 50 Mile Trail Ultramarathon 2018

Turtleman Triathlon 2017

​Get Your Rear In Gear 5K 2014

​Tough Mudder Wisconsin 2013 & 2014

24-Hour Run
On 9/28/2013, AAB and I completed 73 miles on our feet in 24-hours.

Read about our experience here

Grandma's Marathon 2014, 2015 & 2016

at this point in my life I had run a few marathons on my own, but this was my first official marathon that I registered for.
I used the Hal Higdon Novice 1 as my training program.
My goal was a sub 4-hour time, which i achieved by having an average sub 9-minute mile time.
For this marathon I wanted to see if I could finish without proper marathon training.
I did not run more than 3 miles leading up to a week before the race where I completed a 10-mile-long run.
The weather forecast for the day was rain. While waiting for the race to begin, runners stood with ponchos, soaked socks and shoes as it rained for the 45 minutes to an hour waiting for the race to begin.  
I started well and stayed out in front of the 3:30:00 pace runner until mile 16.
I then began to really suffer physically. I was completely exposed at mile 18, and it was around mile 24 when I was passed by the 4:00:00 pace runner. 
I decided I did not want to feel the effects of not training and have a repeat of the 2015 marathon again.
I used the Hal Higdon Novice II training program. My goal time was 3:30:00 but, would have been ok with beating my 2014 time.
Unlike in 2015 when it rained, it was very hot and humid.
I made a major mistake by wearing minimal sunscreen. I ran shirtless for most of the race to cool down, but with the sun radiating down on my exposed skin, this drove my core temperature way up.  This caused what I self-diagnosed as borderline heat stroke (Core temperature of 104 degrees F/40 degrees C).
After suffering for a few hours, I decided I would try and enjoy the scenery and race atmosphere. At this point I threw out my time and was fine with just finishing the race, which i did.
That marathon was brutal.
The Aftermath