authentic reflections of a life desired to live well


The Finish Line

I did it.  This is me literally 1/4 of a mile from the finish line.  I’m high-fiving Micki.  Grace took this pic on Mick’s iPhone.  It’s pretty awesome.  So, Saturday I ran 13.1 miles.  I did it.  How do we celebrate? First, I want to thank Micki for being so supportive of me being gone so much running.  She never, and I mean NEVER, made me feel guilty, said anything...

Celebrating a Legacy

Last week a giant of a man died.  Quietly.  Which was his way.  His name is John Newby. I’m not going to write much obit-style.  What I am going to write about is his funeral.  Why?  it was the best funeral I’ve ever been to.  Again, why?  Because I saw what I want my funeral to look like.  Less about the man.  More about his legacy. I knew John from our days working at...


I did my longest run yesterday.  8.5 miles.  1 hour, 35 minutes.  I did it on limited sleep and bad eating.  But I did it.  I feel terrible but awesome at the same time.  Being that we went to Chicago Friday/Saturday and Joel’s [Maust] wedding, I knew that the long run for Saturday would not work.  Joel [Miller] and the fam were coming back from Phoenix Friday, so we decided to wait...

5 Miles

5miles Originally uploaded by Jason Archer This is a lot harder than I thought it was going to be. And I thought it was going to be hard. But I’m getting there. Last Saturday I ran 5 miles. This past Saturday I ran 6.5 miles. Our pace had us running 1 hour and 11 minutes. Non-stop. It was my longest run ever, beating my run of 1 hour, eight minutes last summer. It was a hard day and a good...

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