Friday, November 2, 2012

Guest blogger

A few months ago I was approached to write an article for Tribesports. I had several topics I suggested, but the one they thought would have the most impact with their readers/participants would be my Keystone Warrior Duathlon did not finish (DNF).

I spent several days writing this article in September and due to their publishing schedule it was published today! It's slightly embarrassing telling the world I didn't finish something I set out to do, but I realized I'm not the only one who has dropped out of a race for some reason. As I mention in my post, Ryan Hall dropped out of the Olympic marathon in 2012. It's not necessarily the event itself that's important (though when it happens, it sure feels like the most important thing), but how you respond to it.

I hope my experience helps someone else realize not finishing/starting doesn't define who they are. It's one race on one day.

Check out my blog post for yourself and let me know what you think - Surviving a DNF.

For the ability to write and share my thoughts. And for the fact that other people are willing to read them and share their opinions with me.


  1. This was really great. I know you were disappointed with yourself and angry at the race organizers (who I think completely botched the event), but you've overcome and gone on to greater things.

    Not sure when you wrote this, but it's THREE half marathons for you now!

    I'm glad I read this now. I've let my growing collection of DNSs totally get me down this year, and it's time to fight back.

  2.'s FOUR half marathons. :-)

  3. Wow, congrats on publishing a post with TribeSports!!

  4. Thanks! I've been lucky enough to been published twice now - once with Tribesports and I was the first anyBODY runner on For The Love of The Run It's kinda neat seeing your name on the byline. :-)