Phatboy Goes Urban

I find myself in a strange situation while running. As most people who run regularly I am used to running on the shoulders of roads, sidewalks, greenbelts (or greenways) and some trails.  I have run in the woods around Southwest Virginia and East Tennessee and rarely in large cities like Richmond, Dallas and Washington D.C. but now I am transitioning into a mainly urban runner. I know Continue reading Phatboy Goes Urban

Where It All Began

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2012 Crazy 8’s

This weekend was my anniversary. Five years ago I was working the Crazy 8’s race and when the elite runners came through I turned to Steve Perry and told him I was going to run it the next year. By the end of the night I had told pretty much anyone that would listen to me about my plan… Lose a ton of weight and run the world’s fastest 8 K. I had no idea how that one thought would forever change my life. Continue reading Where It All Began

Paying the price

The Past

Recently some major events in my life have forced certain things into clearer focus. In today’s world it seems like everything is about what we have done in the last 5 minutes and the past is quickly swept aside. We forget that what came before lays the ground work for what is coming next. In sports this often means that the team or individual that prepares the best can overcome against others with Continue reading Paying the price