About Me

WOW!  I can’t believe that it has been so long since I first created this blog!  Well, it’s time to do a little maintenance to my “About Me” page as well as get back into the swing of posting again!

I am a full-time,  father of 3 kids… well, 2 kids and 1 adult; Emily who just turned 14, Jeremy who will be 16 in August, Leah who turned 25 this past February, and a proud GRANDPA of Kennedy who’ll be 2 in June — wow 🙂

Jeremy and Emily are uber active and live with me – hence one of the reasons I don’t have time for my blog as much anymore.  Jeremy is my basketball player and Emily is the #2 ranked discus thrower in the State!  Here is one of her record breaking throws!

 

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Jeremy — I have no IDEA where he gets his skills from!

Leah is happily married to a great guy and out on her own.  I also have an amazing girlfriend, Christa.  She’s my best friend and partner in “crime”.  Looking forward to celebrating our one year anniversary this month and excited for what our future holds in store!

I’m an Ultra Trail Runner (you’ll be hearing much more about that later). I run with a couple of groups; OUTRUN and a small private group of friends.

My 2012 Burning River 100 Mile Endurance run finish with my ROCKSTAR pacer, Sue.  What a day!  I vaguely remember this photo being taken.

My 2012 Burning River 100 Mile Endurance run finish with my ROCKSTAR pacer, Sue. What a day! I vaguely remember this photo being taken.

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Camel Back Mountain Summit, Arizona – 05/12

 

Our group -- Thanks again Dean!

Pilot Mountain Summit, North Carolina – 2013

Whitney Mountain?  Near Emerald Bay, guessing a thousand feet below the summit?) - California, 2013

Near Emerald bay (name of mountain escapes me), guessing a thousand feet below the summit still? – California, 2013

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OUTRUNning the Grand Canyon 2014!

 

 

2012 Winter Run For Regis – 50k

 

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Leah, Kennedy, Devon

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Jeremy and Emily

Christa - Hurt

Did I mention how badass Christa is?  She is gonna kill me for this, but love this photo.  This is a picture of her in UltraRunning Magazine this year at HURT 100!

 

To sum me up — I believe in living life to its fullest and giving completely to those I love. Don’t waste a day cuz tomorrow may never come.. and most of all, as my blog title suggests… don’t give up – not on your dreams – not on your life.

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9 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Pingback: An Award and A Giveaway! « In Her Chucks

  2. Love your attitude! Has me crushing on you a bit. To me there is no finer human being that a person who ,in spite of life’s obsticals, is a great parent. And by great I refer to leading by example in all aspects of your life. I signed up to follow your adventure!

  3. I loved your summary…”I believe in living life to its fullest and giving completely to those I love. Don’t waste a day cuz tomorrow may never come.. and most of all, dont give up – not on your dreams – not on your life.”…so very well said Mike! Thank you for sharing your trials and triumphs with us! It’s easy to connect to what you share and a good reminder that this life is far from easy…but is also filled with so many hopeful and truly glorious things. Thanks for all your light Mike…and keep on shining amigo!

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