I spent some time this past weekend watching R compete in the Ironman 70.3 in Boulder. For those of you unfamiliar with the Ironman racing series — that’s a 70.3 mile triathlon that consists of a 1.2 mile swim, a 56 mile bike ride and a 13.1 mile run. (This, by the …

  I am not a runner. At least, that’s what I always thought growing up. Every spring, for as many years as I can remember, we were required to run a mile as part of the annual Presidential Physical Fitness Test.  I would beg my mother to write me a note …

Last weekend I went to Montana to participate in the Headwaters Relay — a 232 mile relay race through the mountains. A huge thank you to Team Shake and Bake for welcoming R and I to the Excursion.

Last week marked my first of training for the half marathon I’m running in May. This weekend, we headed out west for a bit of r&r at a Minnesota State Park cozy cabin. The ‘long run’ this weekend was only 5 miles and included an unanticipated pit stop when I …