Squaw Peak 50

In February 2018, when I finally earned my BQ marathon time, I considered what my long term running goals might be. I had been running for over 10-years and had pondered the idea of an ultra-marathon for a while, as it intrigued me. I knew what running a marathon felt like, but what about an [...]

2018- Year in Review

I'm not much of a "resoluter" as in, "It's a brand New Year, go out and change your life, because this is your time..." Personally, dealing with a compromised immune system and multiple-health challenges doesn't require much more motivation than simple memory recall. When you're not feeling well, you learn to value the days you do. However, [...]

Discrete Cirque Series Trail Race- Snowbird

In the New Testament, Paul wrote very powerfully to the Romans: "...we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience... And patience, experience; and experience, hope... And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us..." (Romans 5:3-5) Tribulations, or suffering as we might say in 2018, is [...]

Elephant Rock Trail Run (Mueller Park)

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 [...]

King’s Peak Utah

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 [...]

Inner Dialogue

On Friday, the doctor finally called me back with my MRI results and news I really wasn't prepared to hear. It was his professional opinion that I should "strongly reconsider running." My first thought was, "what? He can't be serious?" Immediately I started asking questions and was quickly told to schedule another appointment so we [...]