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 [...]
Even though I've been running for 10 years, I didn't call myself a "runner" until I completed my first half-marathon in March of 2012. Crossing my first half-marathon finish line, I was amazed and overwhelmed that I had actually run 13 miles. I'd been running consistently for over 4 years, but a childhood of physical, [...]
Deena Kastor (2004 US Olympic Marathon Bronze Medalist) 🇺🇸🥉 Today I was out early as the weather is finally really warming up. If I wait too long to head out for a long run, the heat reminds me of how costly sleeping in can be. Today's workout focused on a negative 10k split. Normally I [...]
Beggars would ride... or so the saying goes. No, this workout isn't about working hard to make your dreams come true. Those are words for another time and day. 😀 On my run, I noticed this horse was eyeing me as he playfully trotted across his field and nibbled on some grass. Since he noticed [...]
Out today on the Utah trails thinking of everyone at #Boston running. 💙💛 Only 364 sleeps till it's my turn to be #Bostonstrong Today, I tan a virtual 5k (and then some) for #teamsparkle as they run #Boston4Rett and raise awareness for this painful disease.
A couple of weeks ago I had the privilege of sharing a little more of my journey with Josh Hansen, a local Utah runner and facilitator of The Runcast. Josh does a great job of bringing local athletes together to share common goals, and celebrate each other's success. You can read a little more [...]
On Friday February 23rd, I carefully laid everything out I would need for my race the next day. I said goodnight to my family and tried to get some sleep, which is really hard the night before a big race. Friday night I slept pretty well, only waking up around midnight and then early at [...]