Once I finally began to feel comfortable being a runner, I created a few "bucket list" items that I thought would make running both memorable and fun. At first I had small incremental goals. My first racing distance was a 5k. I set the goal to run without walking the entire race and I felt [...]
The Ragnar Relay Racing Series has been around for 15 years now and has grown to include over 19 different racing events in a variety of geographic locations. Even though I have been running for over 10- years, I still had not participated in a Ragnar event. Every year that weekend in June for the [...]
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 [...]
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 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.