Andy in the Rockies

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In 2009 my wife and I had our second son. Adjusting to two children was a little more difficult than I anticipated and in the summer of 2009 I took a sabbatical from climbing to try some distance running. It was a whole lot easier for me to find an hour here, or four hours there, to go for a nice long run than it was to devote 12+ hours to doing anything significant in the hills.

Several of my friends are big time ultra runners so that inspired me to first attempt a marathon, and then to attempt an ultra marathon. I've run several 50k's but haven't really broken into anything much bigger.

My fitness and enthusiasm for running ebbs and flows. At any given time I might be in really good shape, or a total couch potato.