Hello readers! This is my first full week of school, so I’m really getting started with my new schedule and trying to fit everything in, both pertaining to the classroom and my life. I hope you enjoy this week!




2 miles, 18:04 (9:02/mile)

No, I did not get this week off to a great start, with an off day on Monday. I had a meeting after school that lasted a while and then I was very tired when I got home. But today I got off to a great start, getting up early and doing two miles…

Hey readers! This is a bit of a slow week, but I hope you enjoy it anyway. It’s the first week of school!


1.41 miles, 12:18 (8:44/mile)

I realized this morning that I’m going to have to get up earlier if I want to do 2 or 3 miles and get to work on time. I woke up at 6 and that still barely gave me enough time. Also, today work started at 7:45, but normally I get to school between 7:15 and 7:20, so this schedule definitely has to change. …

Hello readers! This is a bit of a boring week compared to last week. The main objective: continue what I started, progress-wise. Enjoy!


3 miles, 26:14 (8:45/mile)

This was a pretty good morning. I woke up and ran right away. I really am anxious to keep up what I got going last week and I’m going to try hard to do that. That doesn’t mean keeping up that mileage right away because if I do, I think I may end up injured. But, step by step, I hope to get to the point where I can do that mileage…

Hello readers! This is a really big week for me, so I hope you’re ready for a bit of a longer read than normal. I had cross country camp and Mines of Spain, but this is going to be an amalgamation of running, running tips and advice, a pinch of nostalgia, and a whole bunch of my inner thoughts, which can sometimes be a lot. If you can make it through all that, I really appreciate it! Thanks for being one of my devoted readers! Now, let’s get to it.


5.5 miles, 1:01:44 (11:15/mile)

My first day at camp…

Hey readers! I thought I’d do one big blog entry for the last two weeks before I go to cross country camp. Is part of that because I forgot to write last week? Maybe. But this works just as well because I can’t write tomorrow and I’ll be busy this whole next week. Doing what, you ask? A whole effing lot of running. Let’s get right to these last two weeks.

Monday, July 26th

2 miles, 17:16 (8:38/mile)

This morning was alright. The first mile felt good, the second not so good. …

Hello readers! It’s been another productive week for me. I’m really happy with how things are going right now, so I hope you enjoy this week’s entry.


1 mile, 8:25

Okay, so today I waited way too long to go for a run. By the time I did go, it was around 1:30, 82 degrees with a heat index of 88, and I was both dehydrated and my stomach was still a bit full from lunch. Just not a great combination of things. It’s just funny because I just got done telling you all last week that I had…

Hello readers! Although this is my first full week back in Iowa, I’m not sure how exciting this will be. It’s a readjustment, from elevation to humidity. The two have similar effects on running. Well, I hope you stick around to enjoy this week’s entry!




2.05 miles, 17:49 (8:42/mile)

Today’s run didn’t go so well. I went with Mum and we headed out of Keystone, north on the road. I wasn’t feeling great. …

Hello readers! Sorry for the break, but I was on vacation! Now I’m back to tell you all about my adventures in Utah, both running and otherwise. I hope you’re sitting down because I’m going to try to cram it all down in this one entry.

Sunday, June 27th

Travel day!

Monday, June 28th

2 miles, 17:58 (8:59/mile)

I got up and right away went for a run on the treadmill. Bailey’s new apartment has a fitness center, so we both utilized that. It was technically my first run at elevation and it wasn’t too bad. It did take me…

Hello readers! I know it hasn’t been a full week, but my dad and I are leaving on a plane to Utah tomorrow morning, so I don’t think I’ll have time. Every week when I write this, I do a lot of pre-writing. What that basically means is that I will think of things I want to say in here before I write them down, and a lot of these thoughts and ideas come to me while I’m running. I’ll just be going along and think of something and say to myself, “Hey, that’s good. Put that in the blog!”…

Hello readers! Wow, we’ve got a tremendous week ahead of us ending with Schuetzen NEIN, the nine-hour trail race at Schuetzen Park on Saturday. I can’t wait to fill you in on the details. For now, let’s start with the beginning of the week.


3 miles, 26:24 (8:47/mile)

I was determined to make this week a big one, regardless of how far I’ll go at Schuetzen. My goal is to get back into shape and reclaim a bit of my old running self, so that’s what I plan to do. Today felt great for more than one reason. It…

Morgan Barnard

Teacher, Runner, Reader, and Writer. Destined for great things, I think.

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