One more day till I get to see Alex and two days till we get to spend the day racing a trail 1/2 marathon and hanging out together.

It’s been a month since I’ve seen her, this weekend can’t come fast enough.

Here is the video of my proposal at the finish line of Antelope Island 100 mile to Alex.  I’ve shared the pictures but forgot that I uploaded the video and then got some questions if we had a video.  So here it is

run-ash-run:

Okay so here’s the thing I’ve realized about runners: They use everything that happens to themselves, positive or negative, to get faster. PRed in a race? They will want to beat that time. Injured? They will cross train and come back stronger and thirstier for running than ever before. Bad race? They will run the next one faster to prove their speed. So just realize that no matter whatever happens in practice or a race can only make you physically faster and mentally stronger.

(via rock-runner)

"When you’re hurting in the middle of a workout or race, it’s easy to hold back or let yourself off the hook from running faster. But regret is the worst feeling to me. You want to challenge yourself. The more you get out of yourself, you start wondering, Maybe I could get even more. It’s fun to see what you can get your body to do."

— Kara Goucher (via runningxctf)

(via livinghellcat)

Alex & I decided to make a tumblr to recap all of our races together, and crewing and running together so we can have these stories to look back on.  If anybody is interested in reading them you can find that here: pancakesnultras

(thanks to trailflow for the awesome name suggestion!)

Anonymous asked: While running so much, do you do anything special to specifically burn fat instead of your important stuff?? (Like muscle..)

ultrarunnersean:

Uhm I burn fat when I run, I don’t burn muscle…

Guess I should expand on this. My diet consists of a high fat/protein and low carbs. This ensures my body is burning fat instead of sugar (carbs) when I do my training runs and races. I supplement this with Vespa which is an amino acid supplement that helps metabolize fat as well. When I race I’ll mainly take in Vespa, VFuel and soda for the sugar/caffeine. So over long distances my body is in fat burning mode and I don’t hit the wall because I don’t deplete my glycogen that I have stored.

Anonymous asked: While running so much, do you do anything special to specifically burn fat instead of your important stuff?? (Like muscle..)

Uhm I burn fat when I run, I don’t burn muscle…

I don’t just want to go through my life like everyone else, I want to live it, to experience it. I want to be the best husband I can be, the best father and fulfill my potential as a runner. If I can make a difference in my loved ones life or a friend or even a complete stranger this is what matters to me. That is what will make me happy, knowing I did the best I could not only for myself but for others.

Well today’s run was a little better, I’m happy with this. 5 miles, sub 7 average.  Not bad for someone who hates road running.

Well today’s run was a little better, I’m happy with this. 5 miles, sub 7 average. Not bad for someone who hates road running.

Picked up my new racing singlet!

Picked up my new racing singlet!

alexlovespancakes:

So if someone just wanted to crawl in my bed and lay here with me and maybe hold my hand, let’s just say I wouldn’t object.

on my way