Journey Towards the 100 miler – Ultra #18 – Brazos Bend 100 – 12/9-10/17

Ultra #18 / Overall #52 / 1st 100 miler (161 km) Brazos Bend 100 Brazos Bend State Park, Needville, TX December 9-10, 2017 [WARNING: LENGTHY RACE REPORT BELOW. PLEASE ENSURE ADEQUATE READING TIME OR READ IN MULTIPLE INCREMENTS/INTERVALS]   To God be the glory as I successfully completed my first (and probably only) 100 miler … More Journey Towards the 100 miler – Ultra #18 – Brazos Bend 100 – 12/9-10/17

Ultra #21 – Franklin Mountains 50k – 11/10/18

Ultra #21 / Overall #60 Franklin Mountains 50k (Trail Racing Over Texas) El Paso, TX 11/10/18 This is my second time doing the Franklin Mountains 50k. The first time was back in 2016, shortly after I finished all 4 Capt’n Karl’s night time trail series (60k x4). I honestly felt like last time, I was … More Ultra #21 – Franklin Mountains 50k – 11/10/18

Marathon #41 – Rock ‘n Roll San Antonio – 12/2/18

Marathon #41 / Overall #62 Rock ‘n Roll Marathon – San Antonio San Antonio, TX 12/2/18 This was my second Christmas themed marathon back to back in a week. It was a semi “last minute” decision to do this race, for it had become an annual tradition to run a “major” December marathon Christmas style. … More Marathon #41 – Rock ‘n Roll San Antonio – 12/2/18

Marathon #40 – Texas Quad Day 2 – 11/23/18

Marathon #40 / Overall #61 The Texas Quad – Day 2 Dallas, TX 11/23/18 Since I was in Dallas for Thanksgiving, I ran this race mostly as a long run but also testing out the “Christmas theme” – waterproof bluetooth speakers, bells, and tinsels. Technically it was the day after Thanksgiving so it’s socially acceptable … More Marathon #40 – Texas Quad Day 2 – 11/23/18

Marathon #39 – Detroit Free Press Marathon – 10/21/18

Marathon #39 / Overall #59 / State #17 (Michigan) Detroit Free Press Marathon Detroit, MI 10/21/18 Why Detroit… having a layover there does not count. I have heard all about it and the decline of the city over the last several decades, now on the upswing as it attracts a new generation built within the … More Marathon #39 – Detroit Free Press Marathon – 10/21/18

Marathon #38 – Sandia Crest Marathon – 9/15/18

Marathon #38 / Overall #58 Sandia Crest Marathon Sandia Peak to Albuquerque, NM 9/15/18 The Sandia Crest Marathon is in its first year’s running. It claims to be the fastest downhill course east of the Rio Grande. It had an elevation of above 9,600 feet up Sandia Peak, and went down to 5,500 feet in … More Marathon #38 – Sandia Crest Marathon – 9/15/18

Marathon #37 – Aspen Valley Marathon – 7/14/18

Marathon #37 / Overall #57 / State #17 (Colorado) Aspen Valley Marathon Aspen to Basalt, CO 7/14/18 Allegedly a “downhill” race, the Aspen Valley Marathon claims to have a net elevation drop of over 1,000 feet. It was a point-to-point course that started in Aspen, CO, and ended in Basalt, CO. Two weeks before the … More Marathon #37 – Aspen Valley Marathon – 7/14/18

Marathon #36 – Texas Threesome Day 1 – 5/26/18

Marathon #36 / Overall #56 The Texas Threesome – Day 1 Saturday, May 26, 2018 Dallas, TX (Bachman Lake Park) Even though this is running in 3 mile loops, there’s something about this race that still makes it appealing, more so the comradery, and… sock monkey and his whole family came!! LOL. This was not … More Marathon #36 – Texas Threesome Day 1 – 5/26/18