Happy 20th birthday to the HillRunner.com community!

It’s OUR birthday!

20 years ago today, after some time hosting a personal running page on the UW-Stout student pages, I registered the hillrunner.com domain and HillRunner.com was born. It’s hard to believe it’s been 20 years.

I just wanted to take a moment today, on HillRunner.com’s 20th birthday to thank all of you. Whether your first visit was 20 years ago today or your first visit is today, I appreciate every one of you and am thrilled that you have found your way here and can be a part of this great community.

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Ask me anything

It’s again time for one of my favorite things to do. Once again, it’s time for me to invite you to ask me anything you would like!

Within reason, nothing is off limits. Ask about training, racing, my thoughts on any news in the sport. Ask about the site, the coaching service, Club HillRunner.com or anything else that’s going on.
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Thank you

This seems to be turning into an annual tradition to offer a thanks to you on Thanksgiving. That doesn’t make it any less heartfelt, though.

I created HillRunner.com many years ago because I wanted to give something to the running community that gave so much to me. While I strive to do that every day, I keep finding that, the more I give to the community, the more it gives back. I didn’t expect that but it’s how things have worked out.
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Ask me anything

It’s again time for one of my favorite things to do. Once again, it’s time for me to invite you to ask me anything you would like!

Within reason, nothing is off limits. Ask about training, racing, my thoughts on any news in the sport. Ask about the site, the coaching service, Club HillRunner.com or anything else that’s going on.

If you want to ask publicly, you can do so in the comments, on Facebook, or you can tweet at HillRunner.com or my personal account. If you want to ask more privately, you can use the contact form or, if you’re friends with me on Facebook or know my email address, you can reach me through those options.

So what have you been thinking about and wanting to ask?

Remembering Coach Conway

I heard the news today that my first running coach and one of the two or three greatest influences in my life passed away yesterday.

Many of you who know me well know how important Coach Conway was in my life. He was a role model, inspiration, and mentor.

To those of us lucky enough to have been mentored by him, our lives have been transformed for the better because of his role in our lives.
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The HillRunner.com Forums are back!

It’s been a while since the HillRunner.com Forums has felt like a place to be. That’s about to change.

Given some of the changes at HillRunner.com, it felt like the time to bring the forums back. I received a small but enthusiastic response when I asked about bring the forums back earlier this month and it just felt right to me so I started looking into it.

So here it is. The return of the HillRunner.com Forums! I started a couple topics over there to kick things off, feel free to start more topics yourself or respond to mine. Hopefully, we can get that same close community feeling that we had when the forums were active before.

I still have some work to do so don’t be surprised if the dust doesn’t settle for a while. That said, one of the non-running lessons I’ve learned this year is don’t wait until things are perfect to put them out in the world. The forums are functional and generally good, though not perfect, so I figured why keep everyone waiting?

Ask me anything

Another six months have passed, which means it’s that time again. This is one of my favorite things to do. Ask me anything you would like!

Within reason, nothing is off limits. Ask about training, racing, my thoughts on any news in the sport. Ask about the site, including the major changes we’ve recently seen, the coaching service, Club HillRunner.com or anything else that’s going on.

If you want to ask publicly, you can do so in the comments, on Facebook or you can tweet at HillRunner.com (or tweet at my personal account). If you want to ask more privately, you can use the contact form or, if you’re friends with me on Facebook or you know my email address, you can reach me through those options.

So what have you been thinking about and wanting to ask?