The Alternative Route

I've been dealing with Crohn's Disease since 2002. I've gone the immune-suppressing medicine route (Prednisone, Pentasa, Imuran and Entocort) but I hate the side effects these meds have on my body. (Blood work every 6-8 weeks, constant upper respiratory infection, insomnia, unwanted hair growth, weight gain, to name just a few) In late 2006 I [...]

Squaw Peak 50

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 2019 Boston Marathon

Late on the evening Friday, April 12th, my family and I boarded a plane for Boston, Massachusetts. It was a very late redeye flight, but the kids and I were excited to go. For 1 year, 1 month and 19 days- after my qualifying race at the Phoenix marathon in Mesa, Arizona- I had anticipated [...]

The Elephant in the Room

Last Saturday a 10-mile run was on the docket as my final "long run" of this marathon training cycle. When a friend mentioned that Emigration Canyon was hosting a 10-mile race and the dates coincided; I opted to sign up and run as a fitting end to my long winter and early spring training. I've [...]

Time Trial- Fitness Test

It's 16 days out from the Boston Marathon... and I’m cautiously optimistic! 😁💙💛🦄 Today’s half marathon was a time trial to see what my marathon pace would feel like on a rolling hill course, which is exactly what the Boston Marathon is. Racing conditions were actually perfect... sunny, cool and hardly any wind. On any [...]

Sunshine in my Soul 🌞

Sorry folks, I promise I'm not trying to be a broken record, but today was a glorious day that my body, mind and spirit truly needed. 💗 Today I had the pleasure of working hard and joining a kindred spirit as we ran our way up and down Emigration Canyon in Salt Lake City...in the [...]

SLC Track Club Winter Series 15k

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 [...]