Thursday, January 17, 2013

Hospital Hill Run Blogging Team!

I am very pleased to announce that I have been selected to join the Hospital Hill Run Blogging Team!  It's quite an honor joining the ranks of the other athletes selected for this team.  I'm hoping to provide a different perspective from the other amazing writer-athletes.

A real quick bio:
  • 34 year old male age grouper
  • Married to my lovely wife, known on the blog as TKB, for 11 wonderful years!
  • Father to a grumpy old Beagle Lab mix, Brodie.
  • Mainframe software developer by day and web site software developer by night (yeah, I'm a bit of a geek)
  • I've been running in races for 3 years and participating in triathlons for the last two years.
  • I wouldn't call myself competitive but I did manage to nab some podium finishes this past year.
  • A fan of dumb humor (you've been warned)
I started this blog almost two years ago to the day to journal my entry into triathlons.  It's been fun writing about my experiences and I'm planning to write much more in depth about many of them as part of this series.

For those who are not "in the know."  Hospital Hill Run is the oldest road race in Kansas City and one of the oldest half marathons in the country!  Is running 13.1 miles not your jam?  Sign up for the 10k or 5k!!

While Hospital Hill Run Half Marathon is my "A" running race for the first half of the year, my goal for this year is to complete my first ironman triathlon in October!  Hospital Hill Run will allow me to keep my running in check as I start to ramp up my swimming and biking.

I plan to cover various topics based on my own experiences.  Topics such as:
  • The Runner Community
  • Cold Weather Training
  • Heart Rate Based Training
  • Gadgets
  • Nutrition
  • Recovery Techniques
I will plan to post about Hospital Hill at least every other week; however, check back in as I will also be discussing things such as my most recent race.  I just got back from Orlando running in the Walt Disney World Goofy Challenge!  I'll also be finalizing my 2013 season here soon as well!

Feel free to stop by and ask questions in the comments or hop over to Twitter to chat me there!  You can find me as @ScottyTris.

And with that, I shall leave you with this photo from this past weekend's activities!

Going Goofy!!  I'm sure you can figure out which one is me, right?

This was Saturday after the half marathon.  I was carb/protein loading for the marathon I was to run in about 20 hours.  It all seemed like a good idea at the time!


  1. Well look at you Mr. Fancy Pants! Nice work. You're turning into a regular endurance and blog junkie! Welcome to the club!

  2. Nice to meet you!! I am also a blogger for hospital hill and am enjoying reading about the other runners. I am SO envious that you did the Goofy Challenge!! That is on my "dream" race list :)

    Good luck training!!

  3. Hi Ali! Nice to meet you as well! Goofy Challenge was awesome... you definitely need to do it! I haven't posted about it yet but I just signed up for the new Dumbo Double Dare today too. I guess Disney is getting ALL my money this year.