Quick Tip: Remember to Follow the Rules of Vacation Running

I’m officially on “vacation.”

To be honest, I’m not sure if what we are doing counts as a proper vacation or not. (I don’t think it does…)

Beks, Adi, and yours truly are taking a trip back to the homeland to visit Mama and Papa Diz back in good old Northern Michigan.

Will it be a break from work? I guess so.

But I’d struggle to call staying with family for seven days a true vacation.

I love my family, but going back “home” for seven straight days is hardly a break. Read more

Quick Tip–A Long Trip Before a Big Race

This morning, I’m jumping in an airplane and heading to the left coast to run a marathon tomorrow.

I’m stoked for the trip for two big reasons: I’m knocking another state off of my list on my Quest to 50 and I’m speaking at the pre-race event the night before the race.

The only real downside to the trip is that I’m literally flying in, speaking, running, going to bed, and flying home.


While I would much rather spend some time in California before/after the race, it’s just not in the cards this time.

Sadly, just about every state I’ve raced in (except for Florida) has involved a quick visit. If you ever find yourself traveling for a race, whether you’ve got aspirations of running in all 50 states or not, here are a few tips I’ve learned along the way to make the race as good as possible if you don’t have much time between the road trip/flight and the starting gun. Read more