The Ultra Experience

Here's to the adventures of my life which are usually ultra marathon trail running or fly fishing but may include other trips, experiences, thoughts, opinions, or pretty much whatever I want. As co-founder of Altra Footwear my life and adventures seemingly revolve more around developing and promoting the best footwear in the world...and I love it!

Friday, April 10, 2009

In case you haven't heard...Zanna is pregnant. The due date looks to be October 30th. This does not bode well for the child since it's chances of being a freak are already alarmingly high.

I'm dealing with the pregnancy quite well. Aside from my sleep being interrupted by the sound of vomiting I have felt no ill effects as of yet. Zanna claims to have this disease called morning sickness. It's some vague illness...I don't really understand it but it seems to especially affect her temperament.

Ogden blows. Aside from the best Sushi restaurant in inland America, Ogden seems to have an unusually high white trash population.

Job is good. Recession? I'm more financially stable and independent than I've been in my whole life. Plus my shop is actually pretty sweet.

Running...I ran a 50 miler a couple of weeks ago that went not so well. I've tried running several times since but it looks like I am officially injured. I don't know if there is a name for it, but it seems to affect my right leg starting on the outside of my foot radiating to and through my hamstring and glut. It hurts all day everyday which seems to be an indication that I'm injured.

Oh and I'll be in Amman, Jordan in two weeks! Pretty excited to visit the middle east on a two week vacation.

All in all, life is good. Did I miss anything?


Evan said...


My email is I am running the Bear 100 this Sept and want to try to make it to the Katcina Mosa 100K. I am sick of racing in Cali all of the time and want to get in the Utah mountains more. If you send me your email I can get in contact with you when I head back this way. It will be good to run with someone that knows these parts. This place in Mecca.

Also concrats on becoming pregnant.

Anonymous said...

maybe you should actually live in ogden, not clinton; before saying it blows.Clinton,sunset and Roy are not Ogden-get it straighgt.Yes ogden has bad areas and alot of crack heads I'll agree- but we also have alot of classy people,indy films at the egyptian, jazz shows at the wine cellar and a microbrewery. come visit the east bench where we have backyards that connect to the bonneville shoreline and then tell me it blows. I've lived in Bend, oregon and ft. collins, colorado for several years and I love Ogden-people from other states read your blog and I just feel the need to defend my home town- Its a hell of a lot more fun and interesting than the provo area

Brian Beckstead said...

Evan- Sounds great. Katcina is a tough race so get your vertical in.

Anonymous- I will address your comment on a later post. In short, my comment was unclassy, uncalled for, and I apologize for it.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the apology. After reading your post I considered boycotting Canyon Sports but thought better it. I don't want to hurt the employees who actually live-in and love the Ogden area.

Missy and Andy said...

Congrats! I am so excited for you guys!

My due date is 5 days after hers! Woo hoo!

Sounds like life is good! We need to get together!

Anonymous said...

Your poor wife. I feel bad for her.

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