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…

Hello readers! I said I’d be back and I am back, on the right day this time. This week actually really felt like good progress in small ways. I’ll explain what I mean in just a bit. For right now, we are in full-blown summer with temps in the upper 80s and lower 90s every single day.


2 miles, 17:18 (8:39/mile)

I had the wonderful privilege of running with my mom this morning. I went to my parents’ house for the weekend, as you know, and stayed through Monday night. This morning, it wasn’t as bad as I thought…

Hello readers! Dang. I make a promise, and then just like that I break it. I’m really going to try to stay on top of this blog this summer, especially now that I’m done with work. This first two weeks of summer have been odd, and I haven’t figured out how to manage my time yet. That being said, it has not been a productive few weeks since last I wrote.

Since the last entry, I have opted out of two races, a half marathon and a 10k. I didn’t replace either of them with a run of the same…

Hello readers! I know it has been a couple of weeks, but I will really try from here on out to get one blog entry out per week. This week will have two since I missed a couple. Also, this will be a pretty short read for the week.

As far as running goes, it has not been great. The last two weeks have been rough for a couple of reasons. I did have a bad cold a few weeks ago, but since then my life has been crazy! Lots of things have gone wrong and only a few have…

Hello readers! I am slowly recovering from my cold. It’s taking longer than I expected, so you’re in for another short entry here. Enjoy!


2 miles, 17:16 (8:40/mile)

In the morning, I did another lower body workout. I want to try to get myself healthy as fast as possible, and sometimes the only way to do that is to work hard and exercise. The workout felt good and got me ready for the day, though I was coughing a lot after.

This afternoon, I did two miles around town. It was hot! I opted to run without a shirt…

Hello my dear readers! This week will be a relatively short entry, as I did not get much running done. But I hope you enjoy it anyway!



I took today completely off, as I was still pretty sore from the 10k. Today was also not a great day, and so I just needed a day off.


2 miles, 16:25 (8:13/mile)

I woke up and did a workout this morning. It was just a short lower body workout, but it woke me up and got me ready for the day. I was determined to have a much better…

Hello readers! This is the week I’ve been looking forward to for a while. The Kewash 10k is on Saturday (remember, my mom and I switched from the half to the 10k)! I have no clue whether I’m ready or not, but here it comes. Hope you enjoy this week’s entry!


3 miles, 25:56 (8:39/mile)

I was still on a bit of a high from my long run yesterday, so I went out and did three today. My legs were pretty sore, but it was a comfortable soreness. Any runner should be able to tell the difference between soreness…

Morgan Barnard

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

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