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 [...]
“The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another...” William James Cold, snow, early darkness and too much time indoors always makes me SAD. 😐 Seasonal Affective Disorder hits me every year when the temps drop and weather turns sour. While 4-seasons are beautiful, I struggle to stay emotionally well [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.