Monday, June 15, 2015

Sweeney Does

It's been about a month since I finished my Trans Continental run. People say I should write a book.
 I'd much rather spend my days outside doing things other than writing. You are lucky to even get this blog post out of me.
While I was out trotting across the country my domain name "" Expired.  At first I was a little bummed but the more I thought about it the more I realized this was an opportunity!
A time for change that I need to take advantage of.

Time to re-brand myself.
 Not that I am giving up on this blog nor am I giving up on Bourbon.  From a marketing perspective  my namesake needs to be a little less Lascivious and a bit more kid friendly.

Something that exemplifies my desire to yes to whatever the future may bring.
Sweeney knows?
I have way too much to learn
Sweeney Runs?
I am more of a jogger. I'll let Vanessa Runs keep that one for herself.

Let the Transformation begin

Big surprise HUh?  it's the tittle of this freaking  blog post :)
(I do run for Trail Racing Over Texas)

I purchased the domain name so I guess that means I should use it for somthing?
Since I am starting over with a new name I decided to try out "Word Press" instead of "blog spot"Although I took the name on "blog spot" as well in case I don't like it.

My goal is to post at least once a week. I already have a few more posts that I have started writing.  The overall layout of the blog is a work in progress. I have a bunch of new awesome sponsors and some exciting plans on the horizon. I look forward to sharing my future with you.

As I transition to the new blog.  I may do duel post's with one here or may just use this blog for less Politically Correct subject matter.
In case your wondering My art will be stay the same.

I am excited about future and I hope you enjoy the new blog. Hopefully I will listen to myself (which doesn't happen often) and get back into blogging once again.

My first post is up at

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Race Across the USA

On January 16th 2015 My 36th Birthday I will be starting a 140 day  adventure running across the United States  in a race one marathon at a time.
I am doing this to raise money for the 100 Mile Club a charity that hold very dear to my heart.

Because my focus is on raising money for children's charity during this time my shenanigans will be kept to a minimum.  I will be posting my exploits on different blog that is a bit more kid friendly
found here:

My plan is to do post short daily podcasts about each days adventures as well as interviews will my fellow racers along with a pic or two that tickles my fancy.
(I don't even know where my fancy is but it sure is ticklish?)

If you want to check My progress I will be using a SUUNTO ambit 3 gps watch and posting my data here at their moves count website.

Here is a couple interviews I did with the press about the event:

Instead of race, plans have changed it now a journey with my friend Jup Brown and crewed by Vanessa Runs

Thank you in advance for all your love and support.
This will be a most Excellent Adventure!

I shall return to Bourbon Feet sometime in June

Friday, January 9, 2015

Bourbon Feet 2014 Year in Review

  My only real goal for the year was to travel at least of it and that I did.  


I ran 10 races of around a 5 KM distance winning 8 of them with a 2nd and 4th place finish in the other 2.

10 KM

I ran two 10 KM's and won one of them.

Half Marathon

I ran 2 half marathons. I set a World record in the Beer Half Marathon and finished 3rd in the other with out trying to race

I only ran two marathons I ran my fastest Boston and did in a kilt with a smile.

I ran in 12 Ultra marathons and buckled 4 times.  The highlight of the year was setting a new PR. and Course Record running 3:36 at a trail 50 km.

I started the year slow losing my first 2 but finished by winning my next 6.

After spending most of December in Mexico I spent nearly everyday of January running on the beach enjoying my time at home knowing that I was off to the Copper Canyons again very soon

 First race 
The following week I won back to back races at Rancho San Juan

 Copper Canyons
The race went well. I believe I am the only Gringo there that had run it each of the last 4 years.
Even better that the actual race was the Kid's race that proceeded it the day prior.  I was very proud to be announced as the honorary race director.
My friend Nacho holding a picture I brought him that I had taken the year before
 As soon I got back I found myself racing 5km in Phoenix, after the win I was swarmed by the ladies.
 A week later I was racing to raise money for the 100 mile club
which I am also doing right now
 I got to share a few laps with one of my hero's

I won a 50 KM 
A new PR in Boston
Then I won the Bare Burro for 3rd time

 Born to run
The beer half marathon was interesting
 The Beer Mile was a success
 I ran a horrible 50km but I had nothing too complain about.
It was time well spent with my dirtbag runner family.
Next thing I know My buddy Tyler dragged me out on the PCT for a couple hundred miles
We drank some water full of vitamins (by vitamins I actually mean Uranium)
 Climbed over a bunch snow covered peaks 
in sandals
 and were constanly rewarded with some of the most beautiful places on Earth.
We even found free beer.

The day after getting back from a few weeks of backpacking I won 5km at my old Elementary School for the 3rd time.
Mom use to teach kindergarten at the school, she even has a plaque on the wall.
Kind of random that under her square is says
I went up to Seattle for Luna Sandals grand opening of there new factory
I ran a Marathon slowly
Luis Escobar took some voyeur pictures of my butt.
and ran a beer mile with these knuckleheads
 As soon as I got back it was off to Western States to watch runners suffer while I drank beer and took pictures.
I didn't win the Ironman
Oh well.

I did win another run on the beach though.

I went on an adventure with some nomads
We climbed mountains in Utah
I won a 5 km in leadville
I won some money racing burros the next day.
I climbed a 14'er
Won another 5km before racing burros again
I almost won the burro but lost at the very last second when burro got spooked by a car.
 I won the Leadville Beer mile
But had a rough day at the Leadville 100 I barely finished sub 24.
I hung out with some strange friends that I love. 
When I lost my ride home I hitched a ride to  Silverton Co and ended up running in a 72 hour race
They gave me buckle
and my friends gave me a hug.
I made it to the AZ desert

I stayed an extra couple days so I could run a night race on the Javelina Jundred course.  I finished 2nd
 When I finally made it home I spent September being a beach bum making up for my days away from the soft sand.
My shovel collection needed replenishing

I got accepted to be part of the Race Across the USA.
Which starts a week from the time of this post.
Which wouldn't have been possible without the aid of an unlikely sponsor that I will be forever grateful for
Trail Racing Over Texas

 I visted some sacred Navajo land
Raced through Canyon de Chelley with a smile
 And won sweet pair of moccasins
 I started a race I never been able to finish.
But this time I did :)
 I won a beer mile in the desert
And shared some beers with a living legend
After running 7 races in October it was time to relax with the family
 It was the first time I did one of these
I ended the month giving out some shovels because that's what I do.

I made in on the cover of magazine
A week later I was on the cover of another one.
Go figure?
 I told myself I wasn't gonna do any but I rarely listen.  The day after X-mas I finished 3rd in half marathon before pacing some friends.
I finished the year casually trotting 154 miles over the last three days while running 2 beer miles winning one of the them in the process.

All in all it was a pretty good year but I have feeling 2015 is gonna be a whole lot more exciting.