This is the third post of our weekly blog feature…
This week, we got the opportunity to chat with Brandon Nobach, our first former collegiate runner (Eastern Washington University) and a blogger at Nobaching Down. Brandon’s dream is to run the Boston Marathon and is willing to battle back from a stress fracture to do it.
Read more about Brandon’s blog and his journey to Boston.
Tell us about yourself. How did you get into blogging about running? I’ve been a runner for eight years now. I got into blogging because of a friend, Cami Ostman. After I read her book, Second Wind: One Woman’s Midlife Quest to Run Seven Marathons on Seven Continents, and started following her blog, she prodded me into starting a blog and I have kept it up relatively frequently over the past couple of years.
I started my blog back in February of 2011, so we are coming up on two years!
I focus mainly on my running and try to make it relevant to other runners (i.e. trying to keep it so that others can relate in some way). I often recap my races and what races I have coming up and like to consider what people might like to see. I also write a certain extent about injuries that I am personally facing or have faced in the past.
My running is wide spread across many areas, starting out with running 5Ks in high school and moving on to marathoning. I’ve run six marathons in total: three in Washington (Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Marathon, Ghost of Seattle Marathon, and Skagit Flats Marathon), and one in California (San Francisco Marathon), Idaho (Coeur D’Alene Marathon), and Montana (Missoula Marathon). I’ve run a handful of half marathons as well. I also recently took up collegiate running, running one season with the Eastern Washington Eagles cross country team.
What races do you have coming up?
The only race I have on the calendar right now is the Lilac Bloomsday Run, but hope to be adding some half marathons this summer and get in a full marathon in August or September. I’m going for a Boston qualifying time.
Do you have any future running goals? If so, what are they? I hope to qualify for the Boston Marathon, do the “50 states challenge” (i.e. run a marathon in each of the 50 states), and continue to enjoy my running to the fullest.
Anything else you’d like to share with the Gametiime community? I love running. I love it more than most things in the world. It keeps me sane, and it helps me get through the day. I also enjoy writing, combine the two and it makes for some fun!
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