15th person to run across America solo and unsupported. (15 states)
8,840 mile bicycle tour on the outer edges of the continental 48. (36 states)
For Schools, Churches, Book and Running Stores – A presentation about living to a higher standard, acting on dreams, using your passions to help others, the water crises, high adventure and taking it all one step at a time. With a multi media presentation including video and pictures of compelling stories and high adventures. The presentation opens minds to realize the impossible is possible one step at a time. Following the presentation will be a short question and answer segment.
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I wanted to just do a little update blog about what you can expect from the site in the future. If you are a regular reader you may have noticed a pattern in the weekly post starting to develop. Running across America and Bicycling around America has given me insight of what it is like to be on a grand adventure. Like any honest explorer I am constantly intrigued by what other people are doing in the name of Adventure. Following people who are out there in the wild chasing that elusive horizon is quite simply what I enjoy. That being said the site will always stay true to Adventure. Every Wednesday I will try to post about an adventure that intrigues me. In most cases it will probably be a summary of what they did and a little about the cause they are involved with. If we are lucky we may get some Q&A’s from these intriguing individuals. The remaining post will most likely be about ultra running or running in general. I find that running is not only the best way for me to explore and connect with nature on a daily basis but also with people. Although I have hammered the miles since I was very young ultra racing is still new to me. I have only completed two marathons and two 50 milers. Of course that is in the Paying to run it category. In the just for the fun of it category I have run well over a hundred marathons and numerous 30 – 50 milers. This coming year will be my first focused complete season of paying Ultra Marathoning. So with that said I invite you to follow along on my ultra marathon journey, my quest to find and explore others intriguing adventures and hopefully be a source that you can come to for inspiration in your own journey. Life on the run.
This Saturday (Feb. 4th) I will be running the John Dick Memorial 50k. It will be my first ultra in 20 months! Yikes. I feel that I am in decent shape. At least to finish the whole thing strong and am excited to get in there and get my butt kicked. How fast it will be, who knows. I will post the race report on Monday of what goes down. Should be a good race with some rare beautiful weather for early February in Wisconsin. I’m crossing my fingers that its not super muddy, that will really slow things down. Below is a day to day list of what and when I will try to post things.
Monthly contest for best running or adventure stories. This month (February) we are excepting short stories 200 – 400 words about your best/funniest Poop story. Yes as distance runners / hikers / campers we all have them! (If you have read my book, you know I have a few good one’s We will keep your story anonymous if you wish. The winners will be posted and receive some sort of prize! Still looking for some sweet prizes to give out but if nothing else winners will receive a FREE copy of my new book Running Water. Email submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org
On a side note you may have noticed some amazon ads up now. Ya were making pennies now! I will try to keep all the ads to gear and things that I truly recommend. In the mean time consider subscribing to the blog by email or like us on Facebook to stain the loop! Thanks for your support and following along!
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I had the opportunity to do a book signing at this years Wisconsin Cross Country Coaches Association clinic January 6th and 7th. Around two hundred coaches from around the state came to gain knowledge and here speakers cover a verity of topics. A few of the key speakers included
My high school coach Bill Greiten helps run the clinic so it was nice to see him there. I probably sold about 40 books over the week and am excited to hear any reviews that come back from this crowed of people who ovously care a great deal about the sport of running. It is always great to see the faces that make Wisconsin high school cross-country and awesome place to compete. At dinner I got to sit next to Curt Kaczor who is the head coach over at Arrowhead. Arrowhead completely dominated the State Meet this year. Winning both the Boy’s and Girl’s D1 team titles. When I was in high school Curt coached at Sevastopol High school a D3 program that we had some pretty good races against over the years. He is defiantly a coach that is passionate about the sport. The the dinner it was pretty sweet to hear Elliot Krause speak about winning this years D1 NCAA National Championship. Krause was a co-captian for the Wisconsin badgers cross-country team this season. After collapsing on the final stretch in last years race the senior finish strong in 17th place earning him a well deserved All-American Honors as well as helping bring home the badgers 5th NCAA Cross Country team title. In high school Krause ran for a Appleton North where he won the 2007 Wisconsin state D1 cross-country championship as a senior with a time of 15:38 and took home the D1 3200 WIAA state title as a senior. It is always fun to see standout high school runners stay in state and do something great on the college scene. Other venders and companies there supporting the clinic where Revolution Natural Running (This is the first minimalist running store in the state of Wisconsin) On February 8th I will probably be at their store clinic signing books, details are yet to be determined. Also Healy Awards, Bluestar Sportswear, Rodiez Running Store, Shoe Odometer, RBS Activewear, and Performance Running were there adding to the atmosphere. If you are interested in attending next years clinic information and registration can be found on there website. www.wcccaclinic.com
Wisconsin Badgers Mens NCAA Cross Country Champions, Top 5 runners - Mohammed Ahmed , Elliot Krause , Ryan Collins , Reed Connor , Maverick Darling