Racing for Hope Journal Entry 14

Welcome back! So where we left off, I had just done my long run of 10 miles after Mandy got out of the hospital. What I didn’t tell you is I woke up that day with hip and back pain. It has persisted and worsened this entire week, and I haven’t been able to run…

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Racing for Hope Journal Entry 13

We sit here a little over 3 weeks past marathon #3 and a little less than a month from marathon #4. The podcast I was interviewed for has now been released, and the love and support since have been amazing! Training has been hard recently, and I find myself lacking motivation at times. When it’s…

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Racing for Hope Journal Entry 12

Race #3 was awesome, and it was followed by 3 days of some incredible rest! On the third day of rest, I was interviewed by the Marathon Training Academy Podcast. They have been a great source of information that has helped me on this journey. Their podcast has helped me in formulating a training plan…

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Racing for Hope Journal Entry 11 – Marathon #3

Just a couple days after finishing marathon #2, I was back to running and training for the next race. Five days after race #2, we celebrated my 37th birthday. It was a short celebration because we had to drive 3 hours to the location of race #3. Waking up and preparing for the race in…

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Racing for Hope Journal Entry 10 – Marathon #2

So, it has been 2 weeks since marathon #2, and I’ve had some time to reflect on it. I need to be transparent. The couple of weeks leading up to this marathon, I just wasn’t feeling it. I didn’t want to run. I was feeling like it was a burden and adding stress on Mandy.…

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Racing for Hope Journal Entry 9

Well after the first marathon, it was back to normal life. Training runs, work, doctor appointments with Mandy, the everyday anxiety and fear that something is going to be wrong the next time we are at the doctor’s, and of course raising our little girls. We headed into February and cholangiocarcinoma awareness month with a…

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Racing for Hope Journal Entry 8 – Marathon #1

Well, this was unbelievable! Leading up to the marathon, we shared our story on our neighborhood Facebook page. I shared about the run and why I was doing it. The support we got on Facebook and while running was amazing! I can’t thank all of those that came out or wrote encouraging words on those…

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Racing for Hope Journal Entry 6 – Christmastime

Alright, let’s get down to business, shall we? After Mandy’s 2 year cancer-versary, we went to Minnesota to see some of her family. While there, we ended up in the emergency room for 10 hours! Mandy had an infection in her drain and bile. She was given antibiotics to help. After we came home, Mandy…

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Racing for Hope Journal Entry 3

Week 3 and I am already making big strides in the training! I’m getting faster, which is really cool. Hopefully, the miles on my feet will help with the endurance. We are making big strides on the fundraising as well! $1,767 already raised and the year hasn’t even started! If you are reading this, donated,…

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Racing for Hope Journal Entry 2

So, we are into week 2 of training! This past weekend, I did a Spartan super race on Saturday. On Sunday, I got to run a Spartan sprint with my incredible fighter wife and my reason for racing for hope. I couldn’t be prouder of Mandy. She absolutely killed the course! Every obstacle she had…

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Racing for Hope Journal Entry 1

Hello! I don’t really know how to start this, but here we go! If you are reading this, I’m assuming you know why I’m running 12 marathons in 12 months. Well, I just finished the Chicago marathon! It was my second ever marathon. I had the privilege to run it with teamCCF! It was such…

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