Christmas 2015 + Kris Kringle 5M

StefNews, Race Reports

Christmas Happenings and Kris Kringle 5M After the excitement of the Thanksgiving Holiday, we decided to do something as a family for the first time in at least 5 years. I booked my sister a ticket home for Christmas from Jackson Hole so we could have a good old fashioned family Christmas together. As our family has scattered and “grown … Read More

Year in Review – 2015

StefNews, Philosophy

2015 Reflections and 2016 Goals…  This year can’t simply be summed up in a single word or phrase. It’s been one with dizzying ups and downs (a similar theme from 2014). My year began with some fun races with friends, I secured a new speedy 5k PR (21:34) and ran the Texas and Houston Marathons in January. All of that … Read More

Thanksgiving Break…

StefNews, Philosophy, Race Reports

Giving Thanks for: A Clean Break; Old friends; and a Marathon! Historically, one of my least favorite holiday’s has been Thanksgiving. I don’t know why, but even when I did eat meat, I didn’t care for turkey and Thanksgiving always seemed like a long drive broken up with a couple of meals that I never really got into included. Yes, … Read More

Thirty Days

StefNews, Recovery, Training

Thirty Days: How a Simple Challenge Turned into a Recovery Protocol… Note: I drafted this post in May. I waited until National Running Day to post about this incredible experience! In mid to late March, my friend, John Sharp issued a challenge. A challenge that turned into so much more than I could have anticipated at the time. The challenge? Walk … Read More

Release

StefNews, Recovery

Trials and Tribulations of the Fiberglass Prison Episode 8: Release! The Day of Reckoning was upon me. March 23rd, I had my second follow-up appointment with my ortho to x-ray my ankle. I felt ready, Ifelt “healed”, I felt it was time…I just needed the “data” (i.e. x-ray) to prove it. My appointment was straight-forward, cast removal, x-ray and consultation. Uneventful … Read More

SKORA Tempo – Release

StefGear Reviews, News

SKORA Tempo Early Thoughts and Musings… Last year, as I laced on my first pair of SKORA shoes, I fell in love. They were light, gave me fantastic groundfeel and were designed with highly reflective details to keep me safe(r) while running in the dark. I’ve since gone on to set many PRs, including my first BQ(-5) at Indianapolis and a … Read More

Patience

StefNews, Philosophy, Recovery

Trials and Tribulations of the Fiberglass Prison Episode 7: Patience This is the 7th in my recovery series from the saga of my broken ankle. You can read the back story from my Rocky Raccoon 100M race report. As individuals, we each have our own gifts and talents to give to the World. Some of these come easy, others are much … Read More

Family Matters

StefNews, Recovery

Trials and Tribulations of the Fiberglass Prison Episode 6: Family Matters Note: I drafted this a few weeks ago, have not had the opportunity to publish until many weeks later To date, I haven’t really written much about my family. In part, it’s because the focus of this blog, but it’s also because I frankly I unfortunately live half a … Read More

Time

StefNews, Recovery

Trials and Tribulations of the Fiberglass Prison Episode 5: Parole and Re-incarceration I understand this update is long overdue. This is the hardest part of recovery, understanding whenever you take 2 steps forward, sometimes it’s accompanied with one step back. March 2nd, I had my first follow-up appointment for my ankle. This was 4 weeks to the day after I … Read More

Strength through Boredom

StefNews, Recovery

Trials and Tribulations of the Fiberglass Prison Episode 4: Boredom Comes a ‘Knockin Four weeks have gone by, four long weeks since I last stepped forth with two healthy legs. I think I’ve done quite well for myself. I keep myself as busy as possible to do what exercise I can to maintain the shred of sanity with which I … Read More