I'm sure you've heard the stories. Every little child has. You've probably even sang the songs! Around a certain time of year, you start to hear choirs and carolers all singing about a list, and how a jolly old soul keeps one and checks it not just once...but twice! Which begs the question...just how does … Continue reading Naughty and Nice, Checkin’ It Twice
Five hundred and thirty-six days. That's how long I have been a dad. Seventy-six weeks and four days my daughter has brought me tears, lack of sleep, smiles, and somuch laughter. A lot of parents think that their kid is the best and the funniest, and I am one of those parents, too. Larkin, though, … Continue reading Watching Life Happen, And Not Realizing It…
It's been a couple weeks over a year since we brought home this fragile little baby with very little clue of how to take care of her or just what the future had in store for the next year. Looking back at what has been one wild ride (sorry Transformers and Harry Potter at Universal … Continue reading The Wonder That You Are
Very rarely, as most every runner will tell you, is any race going to go exactly as you planned it, as you envisioned it, or as you dreamed it. I get that. I understand that things will happen, changes will need to be made on the fly, and you "Plan A" will probably change by … Continue reading When Finishing Is The Only Goal Left
Have you ever been sleeping, or daydreaming, and had such an awesome dream about what you wanted from life? Now...answer this. Have you ever woke up from that dream and done something about it? No? Well then that dream will always be just a dream. You see, dreams are typically associated with fantasies or things … Continue reading WAKE UP!
I penned this two nights before my first marathon back in October 2018. It helped me to deal with some anxieties before the race, but also to help me focus and get my mind right, because I had my first ultramarathon just over a month after that. For those of you who aren't poets or … Continue reading Lines in the Sand
I wrote this a few years back, so a lot has changed since then. We have moved, brought a baby home, and done so much as a family. But this is a great start. Part 2 is in the works! I don’t pretend to have it all put together. I don’t pretend to even know … Continue reading How To Make It Work, pt. 1
Hey guys! I just wanted to take a quick second to share a fun idea that my wife and I came together on for a cheap date night in. No baby sitter required, and we were going to be doing what we would normally do (eating dinner and sleeping), so why not have some fun … Continue reading Camping Out by Camping In!
4 AM. The alarm goes off, your eyes slowly open, you blindly reach for that annoying noise in the dark, slapping your hand around just hoping it will stop. Good job! You knocked your phone to the floor. Now you have to get out of bed fast before your partner wakes up in a rage, … Continue reading Morning Running
What does it take to be a good dad, a good husband, or a good partner? Practice. They say that practice makes perfect, but I am going to offer a counter argument to that. Practicing the right things, the right movements, the right actions, will push you closer to perfect. If you’re out there practicing … Continue reading Practice vs Perfect Practice
Welcome! Thanks for stopping by! My name is Garrett, and this is my spot! I’m a husband to my very patient and loving wife, Johannah, and father to a little spitfire named Larkin. Those two are the reason that I do everything that I do. They’re the reason I get up in the morning, the … Continue reading Welcome!