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 [...]
Okay folks, I'm so excited! Approximately 205 days ago I woke up feeling optimistic and nervous for my second attempt to run The Phoenix Marathon and qualify for the historic Boston Marathon. I trained all winter in cold and snowy Utah and felt prepared despite some Achilles Tendinitis that popped up late in January when [...]
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 [...]
Six-months ago I was training for a marathon and today I am thrilled to run a 5k. In January, this wasn't exactly how I pictured my year. Being an injured athlete takes just as much hard work and effort as being healthy. Finding the delicate balance between recovery and activity is different for everyone. What [...]
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.