The joy is in the journey

When I began the process of becoming a long distance runner, I was struck by the lack of information of what the journey entailed, and I was shocked by the pervasive urban myths and old wives tales that surround marathon running. This site not only chronicles my journey, but will attempt to bring you what I have found to actually work for the beginning distance runner. If you are an elite runner, you are very welcome here, and I thank you for visiting, but this site really isn't targeted at you. It exists to help those, who were like me - an out over shape, over weight, older would-be distance runner. Remember that this site is set up in blog format, with the newest posts at the top. If you are just starting out, please drill down and read from the beginning. The journey can't begin until you decide to take the very first step, so let's go!

Shake Off the Aches and Pains v6.21

Being Over Run v6.20

Show #109 – The Last of TEM JG13.1

Show #109 | The Last of TEM JG13.1 |

  • Winter is here!,
  • The Extra Mile JG13.1 finishes a run,
  • Where to go from here?,
  • Getting ready for the Modesto Half Marathon,
  • Don’t forget to stay in contact with your reports, comments, and questions!

Ice, Ice, Baby v6.19

Take that, runDisney! v6.18

Ringing Out the Old v6.17

A Christmas Eve Run v6.16

When the Dog Bites v6.15

Not Running in Atlanta v6.14

Dancing Instead of Running v6.13

An American Thanksgiving Run v6.12 Special Edition

Back From the Magic Kingdom v6.11

MJTB108 – Time For Ketchup

Show #108 | Time For Ketchup |

  • Life, as we know it,
  • The Doctor Strange 10K, The Super Heroes Half Marathon & Infinity Gauntlet Challenge,
  • Your submissions,
  • Don’t forget to stay in contact with your reports, comments, and questions!

Doing the Disneyland Taper v6.09

Last Back to Back Runs v6.08

MJTB107 – Talking About TEMPGE Episode 3.6

Show #107 | Talking About TEMPGE Episode 3.6 |

  • RIP Sheriff John Rovick,
  • Training update,
  • Discussing The Extra Mile Podcast Galloway Edition – Episode 3.6,
  • Your submissions and race reports,
  • Don’t forget to stay in contact with your reports, comments, and questions!,
  • See you in Disneyland!

A 14+Mile Prep For the Half v6.07

Recovering With Cooler Weather v6.06

Yosemite Half Marathon v6.05

I don’t run very many half marathons, but this one is right up there at the top of the list. Beautiful scenery, great course support, and a PR! What more can you ask for?

MJTB106 – When Technology Fails

Show #106 | When Technology Fails |

  • The Yosemite Half Marathon,
  • Brenda over at RooSport has a new Kickstarter campaign,
  • It’s finally pouring down rain!,
  • When technology fails,
  • Your great submissions!,
  • An easy recovery weekend for me,
  • Don’t forget to stay in contact with your reports, comments, and questions!

The First Signs of Fall v6.04

San Jose Sharks Fitness Faceoff v6.03

MJTB105 – The Gymboss Watch Strap

Show #105 | The Gymboss Watch Strap |

  • Our audience now spans 94 countries!,
  • A trip to the Walt Disney Family Museum,
  • The San Jose Shark’s Firness Faceoff 10k,
  • Tapering for the Yosemite Half Marathon,
  • New videos may look slightly different,
  • Trying out the Gymboss Watch Strap,
  • Loads of your great submissions!,
  • Don’t forget to stay in contact with your reports, comments, and questions!

A Closer Recovery Run v6.02

Getting Rid of My Sea Legs v6.01

Starting a New Year on the Wonder v6.00

MJTB104 – Discussing TEMJG 13.1 v3.5

Show #104 | Discussing TEMJG 13.1 v3.5 |

  • Quote of the week,
  • Back from a WONDERful cruise,
  • Talking about The Extra Mile Jeff Galloway 13.1 Edition Episode 3.5,
  • The long run,
  • Drills,
  • Jeff’s ratios,
  • Motivation,
  • Age,
  • Running in the dark,
  • Trying to finish a race without proper training,
  • Your submissions,
  • Don’t forget to stay in contact with your reports, comments, and questions!

Closing Out Year 5 with 11 Miles v5.52

A Nice Recovery Run v5.51

MJTB103 – My Weight Loss

Show #103 | My Weight Loss |

  • We are now on iHeart Radio!,
  • Olympic track & field events,
  • A good long run,
  • Stuff coming to evaluate,
  • A special message from Kevin at The Extra Mile Jeff Galloway Edition,
  • My weight loss,
  • Your submissions,
  • It’s a short run recovery week,
  • Don’t forget to stay in contact with your reports, comments, and questions!

Finishing My Run in a Speedo v5.50

A Fast Recovery Run v5.49

Shifting the Schedule v5.48

Going the Extra Mile v5.47

MJTB102 – Discussing TEMJG 3.4

Show #102 | Discussing TEMJG 3.4 |

  • We are now on iHeart Radio!,
  • Screaming fast recovery runs,
  • My severly calorie restricted diet,
  • Track and Field is finally coming at the Rio Olympics,
  • Talking about The Extra Mile Jeff Galloway Edition Episode 3.4,
  • Boilerplate half marathon training program on Jeff’s site,
  • Your submissions,
  • It’s a hot 9.5 miles on the books for the weekend,
  • No matter the number of miles, it’s all a matter of perspective,
  • Don’t forget to stay in contact with your reports, comments, and questions!

MJTB101 – We’re BAAAAAACK!

Show #101 | We’re BAAAAAACK! |

  • WE’RE BAAAAACK!!,
  • I HATE SUMMER IN THE NORTH STATE!!!!!,
  • I am going to focus my attention on the half marathon distance,
  • Tune in with me to The Extra Mile Podcast – Jeff Galloway Edition,
  • Then join me here for my musings, your thoughts, and everything in between,
  • The Utah Valley Half Marathon,
  • LOTS of your submissions!,
  • Don’t forget to stay in contact with your reports, comments, and questions!

Back in the Swing of Training v5.46

Fitting in the Training Plan v5.45

Declaring Independence From Sleep v5.44

An 8 Mile Wedding Anniversary Run v5.43

Recovering from Utah Valley v5.42

Utah Valley Half Marathon v5.41

Running Like a Poached Chicken v5.40

Beating a Dead Horse v5.39

Sometimes Life Happens v5.31 – v5.38

MJTB100 – Reflections on 100 Episodes

Show #100 | Reflections on 100 Episodes |

  • Where have we been?,
  • Changing things up a bit,
  • Your submissions,
  • Reflections on 100 episodes,
  • Don’t forget to stay in contact with your reports, comments, and questions!

Stop and Smell the Roses v5.30

Legs and Noses Running v5.29

MJTB099 – Getting Stressed

Show #099 | Getting Stressed |

  • This is show #99!,
  • This community now spans 91 countries!,
  • Training and welness update,
  • Beware of flu season this year,
  • We are confirmed for the Utah Valley Half Marathon,
  • Get stressed!,
  • What have you been doing over these past 100 episodes?,
  • Send in your reports, comments, and questions!

Beware the Ides of March v5.28

MJTB098 – Kevin Wants to Know

Show #098 | Kevin Wants to Know |

  • Training and life update,
  • It;s raining again!,
  • Kevin wants to know,
  • What say you?,
  • Your submissions,
  • Thank you to our regulars,
  • Don’t forget to send in your reports, comments, and questions!

Time Shifting Rain Drops v5.27

Sneezing My Way Through February v5.26

A Birthday Run v5.25

MJTB097 – What Would You Do With a Brain If You Had One?

Show #097 | What Would You Do With a Brain If You Had One? |

  • The Birthday Cake Polka,
  • Training update,
  • Microsoft and Star Tours,
  • My Daughter’s Commercial,
  • Summer in February,
  • What would you do with a brain if you had one?,
  • Thanks for the shout outs,
  • Meanwhile, I hear crickets!,
  • Don’t forget to send in your reports, comments, and questions!

1.5 Seconds of Fame

It really isn’t about me, so I can’t complain about the brevity of my appearance in this commercial. It is all about my daughter, (and possibly a tiny bit about my wife), and it just came out! Who says that running wont take you to different and interesting places?

And for a few more seconds of fame, you have to see the extended version. It’s amazing how much ends up on the cutting room floor when you have to make a 30 second commercial spot. If you listen to the entire segment, you actually get the context of the piece, which is totally lost in the commercial.

A Heart Racing Run v5.24

Beating the February Heat v5.23

Going it Alone v5.22

Ramping Back Up v5.21

A Wet Winter v5.20

Wetter and Better v5.19

Getting Back Into the Groove v5.18

MJTB096 – Avoiding Those Winter Footing Problems

Show #096 | Avoiding Those Winter Footing Problems |

  • Training update,
  • Many of you experienced the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend,
  • Some even experienced both coasts,
  • Avoiding those winter footing problems,
  • Your submissions – and there are some epic ones!,
  • Don’t forget to send in your reports, comments, and questions!

MJTB095 – A New Look for the New Year

Show #095 | A New Look for the New Year |

  • Welcome to a new year,
  • Training and life update,
  • It’s WDW Marathon weekend,
  • New WDW security measures cause some runDisney headaches,
  • FitBit has some technical and legal problems,
  • A new look for the new year,
  • Your submissions,
  • Good luck to all of the WDW runners,
  • Don’t forget to send in your reports, comments, and questions!

Coming Back v5.17

Ouch! v5.16

Post Marathon Recovery Run v5.15

MJTB094 – A 90 Country Roll Call

Show #094 | A 90 Country Roll Call |

  • Training and injury update,
  • Here comes a new year,
  • A 90 country roll call,
  • Thank you to all of our listeners,
  • Let your voice be heard,
  • Have a safe and happy new year,
  • Don’t forget to send in your reports, comments, and questions!

MJTB093 – The California International Marathon

Show #093 | The California International Marathon |

  • Training update,
  • In the news,
  • ElliptiGO has released a new elliptical bike called the Elliptigo ARC,
  • Goodbye, Rhett Butler,
  • The California International Marathon,
  • Your submissions,
  • Don’t forget to send in your reports, comments, and questions!

The California International Marathon v5.14

MJTB092 – When Your Body Betrays You

Show #092 | When Your Body Betrays You |

  • We are now in 89 countries!,
  • Recovering from the Disney wedding of the century,
  • An eagle in the trees,
  • Yurbuds cuts their warranty,
  • It’s time for the Jeff Galloway 13.1,
  • When your body betrays you – OR – How the Blerch kicked my butt!,
  • Your submissions,
  • Don’t forget to send in your reports, comments, and questions,
  • See you at the CIM!

Back to Weekend Runs v5.13

Getting Back AFTER the Wedding v5.12

Beating the Blerch Marathon #21 v5.11

Back on Land v5.10

Running on the Wonder v5.08 and v5.09

MJTB091 – The Best Training for a Marathon

Show #091 | The Best Training for a Marathon |

  • Training update,
  • We’re back on shore!,
  • Life aboard the Disney Wonder,
  • My cat is still with us,
  • How to train for a marathon,
  • Don’t forget to send in your reports, comments, and questions,
  • Tomorrow we run the Beat the Blerch Marathon,
  • Next weekend my daughter gets married!

MJTB090 – Yes, it IS an awful long way to run!

Show #090 | Yes, it IS an awful long way to run! |

  • Training update,
  • Yorkberg Sports compression socks review,
  • Yes, it IS an aweful long way to run!,
  • Some special shout outs for some special runners!,
  • See you on the Disney Wonder, at Beat the Blerch, and at my daughter’s wedding,
  • Don’t forget to send in your reports, comments, and questions!

Its 23 Miles in Runable Weather v5.07

Getting On With Life v5.06

Here Come the Geese v5.05

MJTB089 – Saying Goodbye to Summer

Show #089 | Saying Goodbye to Summer |

  • Training update,
  • A community of 88 countries,
  • It is really fall?,
  • We are going to Beat the Blerch,
  • Boston filled up FAST!,
  • Saying goodbye to summer,
  • Your submissions,
  • Don’t forget to send in your reports, comments, and questions!

Running Before the Race v5.04

A 20 Mile Big Swing v5.03

I was out on a run and a race broke out v5.02

MJTB088 – I Am Totally in the Dark

Show #088 | I Am Totally in the Dark |

  • RW quote of the day,
  • Training update,
  • The Marathon Show is back in production,
  • Summer wildfires,
  • I am totally in the dark,
  • Where do we go from here?,
  • Your submissions,
  • Don’t forget to send in your reports, comments, and questions!

Welcome to Another Year v5.01

MJTB087 – Feeling Bad on a Long Run

Show #087 | Feeling Bad on a Long Run |

  • Training and rainfall update,
  • ZENVEDA is finally over!,
  • Less than 3 months until my daughter’s wedding!,
  • Time to announce the winners of the sQoosh Band givaway,
  • Feeling bad on a long run,
  • Your submissions,
  • Don’t forget to send in your reports, comments, and questions!

The First Rain for a 17 Mile Run v4.52

A Short Runs Feels Good v4.51

Distance On Hold v4.50

MJTB086 – sQoosh to the Rescue

Show #086 | sQoosh to the Rescue |

  • RW Quote of the Day,
  • Training update,
  • Being ahead of training,
  • Real life caught up with me,
  • Remember that #ZENVEDA is still in full swing,
  • sQoosh to the rescue – unce again!,
  • It’s a sQoosh give away!,
  • Your submissions,
  • Don’t forget to send in your reports, comments, and questions!

Road Testing More Hokas v4.49

Avoiding the Shake and Bake v4.48

Day #1 of ZENVEDA is here!

The time has come for #ZENVEDA to commence!

#ZENVEDA Adam is confused

#ZENVEDA is coming v4.47

#ZenVEDA

Falling Down and Adding Miles v4.46