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 [...]

If You’re Going to San Francisco…

The 2018-19 winter in Utah has been a wild ride. After an abysmal 2017-18 snow pack and very little winter moisture; local folks started praying for snow in the mountains this fall and the good Lord has truly delivered. Utah's state snow pack totals are well above normal and just to spice things up have [...]

Victory

“The future is but the present a little further on...” Jules Vern 🌎 Small victories often make the biggest difference. 😁Today’s long run featured success sipping water while running. While that might not seem like a big deal to any other runner out there, for someone like me with Crohn’s disease or other gastric issues [...]

Feeling SAD

“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 [...]

Oh Dark Thirty 🌙

For a long time, I hated running in the dark. I was worried I'd get chased by a dog, hit by a car, trip or fall, and it's disorienting not being able to clearly see where I'm going. Once again through the process of time, running continues to change me. As the seasons shift and [...]

If Wishes Were Horses..🐎

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 [...]

May Day 💐🌞🌸

Sometimes while running, you just gotta stop and smell the beautiful spring flowers. 😍 Today was a nice easy run before full body weights. Lifting after a longer-run gives me ample opportunity to reflect on what it really means to finish strong. 🏋🏾‍♂️ If I tell myself I'm tired, and my task is hard, my [...]

Moody Mother-Nature ☃️

Mother Nature thinks she's funny. 🙄 She waited till I packed away all my winter running gear to sneak in one last April snow storm. ❄️ Today's run was a easy zone 2-3 HR recovery run after Saturday's race. Too bad for Mother Nature I run year-round now despite her pranks. This hideous face is [...]