May Day 💐🌞🌸

Sometimes while running, you just gotta stop and smell the beautiful spring flowers. 😍 Today was a nice easy run before full body weights. Lifting after a longer-run gives me ample opportunity to reflect on what it really means to finish strong. 🏋🏾‍♂️ If I tell myself I'm tired, and my task is hard, my [...]

Moody Mother-Nature ☃️

Mother Nature thinks she's funny. 🙄 She waited till I packed away all my winter running gear to sneak in one last April snow storm. ❄️ Today's run was a easy zone 2-3 HR recovery run after Saturday's race. Too bad for Mother Nature I run year-round now despite her pranks. This hideous face is [...]

Spring Training 🌸☀️

Mother Nature's springtime beauty is in full force. Easy recovery runs that keep my HR in zones 2 and 3 are much more challenging than any speed workout or interval run. Letting my HR dictate the pace provides ample opportunity to enjoy the warm sunshine, beautiful flowers and birds chirping among stunning mountain view's. Spring [...]

Running Therapy 🏃🏻‍♀️💗

Wednesday is always speed work and interval training. Improving speed and racing performance happens long before I lace up my shoes on race day. It starts in my mind and is proven the moment I set foot on the track or at the starting line. My brain and body must work together to create a [...]

Recovery Run 💗

Don't let my smile fool you, the last 24 hours have been rough. Hope changed to reality and deep sadness. Sometimes life can break us. Take us to the extreme and then ask for all you have. It's challenging and difficult and situations happen beyond your individual ability to change and control. Death sobers and [...]

Majestic Mountain Beauty 🏔💗

Sunrise in Northern Utah's mountains never disappoints. After a long work week, there's a temptation to sleep in and relax. However, as the spring flowers bloom and weather begins to warm, this familiar canyon calls my name. In this picture I stand approximately 10 miles from my front door. Behind me, glorious 11,752ft snow- capped [...]