Lately I've been choosing to complete my long runs on Friday's instead of Saturday's in an effort to spend more time with my family on the weekends. My long runs take a considerable amount of time and I find myself really enjoying "sleeping in" till 7:30am on Saturday mornings. Last week when my coach opted [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
Runners are goal-oriented planners. When we’ve paid the race fee, we’re committed to an event, so short-term training helps measure progress and work towards the goals accountability. It’s empowering to set your heart and mind towards a goal and then go out and make it happen. Often, runners plan an entire year of racing, breaking [...]