After two and and half months of active recovery and reduced running, I went into the Nebo Half-Marathon cautiously optimistic. My last half was at the end of June- (you can read about that race here AF Canyon Run Against Cancer Half- Marathon) when an MRI diagnoses of Chondromalacia left my summer racing season bleak. Cold [...]
Near Bountiful, Utah is a lovely respite called Mueller Park. Often considered a hidden gem among trail runners, Mueller Park features well established trails that are excellent for running, mountain biking and even backpacking. About a month ago a local running friend mentioned the Elephant Rock Trail Race which features a 7-mile, half-marathon and full [...]
There is no such thing as failure, the real question is- what did you learn? #tbt to one year ago and my family's 27-mile backpacking expedition to conquer Utah’s tallest peak, Kings Peak. This beautiful 13,527ft mountain features some amazing views and is no joke in monsoon season. After backpacking 7 miles and camping over [...]
A beautiful little hike that starts at Rock Canyon Trail Head. The trail starts with some gravel and shale rock and eventually moves into softer dirt. There are 5 bridges along the trail and restrooms at the parking lot. The hike is popular so go early to avoid crowds. The trail is a steady incline [...]
Six-months ago I was training for a marathon and today I am thrilled to run a 5k. In January, this wasn't exactly how I pictured my year. Being an injured athlete takes just as much hard work and effort as being healthy. Finding the delicate balance between recovery and activity is different for everyone. What [...]
Scottish scientist Alexander Graham Bell once said, "When one door closes another one opens, but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us..." Bell was not only an amazing engineer and inventor, but his repeated failures gave him great insight [...]
A quick, beautiful morning hike, with the trail head being less than 10-minutes from my front door. My daughter and I hiked up and jogged down. Utah's views never disappoint, even on the small hikes and trails.