Running Park City’s Mid-Mountain Trail: Empire Pass to Armstrong

Park City, Utah's Mid-Mountain Trail is an awesome single track trail that stretches all the way from Deer Valley Resort to Park City Mountain Resort … [Continue Reading]

Running Mid-Mountain Trail

The Other Side: FAI Surgery Number Two

“Run when you can, walk when you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up.” ~ Dean Karnazes I am typing this post with my right leg in the … [Continue Reading]

Crutching Flashback Blarghhh!

Best Running Quotes About Injury

During my seemingly endless recovery from multiple hip FAI surgeries, I sought out supportive and inspiring quotes about running injuries. Truthfully … [Continue Reading]

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Kangaroo the Dog

Ruts, Roos, & Starting Over

“Life is painful and messed up. It gets complicated at the worst of times, and sometimes you have no idea where to go or what to do. Lots of times people just let themselves get lost, dropping into a wide open, huge abyss. But that’s why we have to keep trying. We have to push […]

Sneffels!

Run 52 Peaks in 52 Weeks 2014 Edition

It is May 7, 2014, a perfect day for setting New Year’s resolutions. On January first of this year I had just ditched my crutches after FAI hip surgery #2 and could barely make it around the block so January 1st just wasn’t the time to be thinking about my goals for the year. Actually […]

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Best Running Quotes About Injury

During my seemingly endless recovery from multiple hip FAI surgeries, I sought out supportive and inspiring quotes about running injuries. Truthfully it was very difficult to stay motivated during the long recovery, but the words below bettered my mood just a little. Dealing with an injury adds stress to your life that affects all other […]

Santa Clara Rock Art Run

FAI Surgery Recovery Week 18 Update

“There’s never enough time to do all the nothing you want.” ~Bill Watterson I have officially lost track of time and in the FAI recovery world that is a good thing meaning I am no longer counting the days until I can run and ski again since I have been busy doing just that – […]

Cross-country skiing Breckenridge Nordic Center

FAI Surgery Recovery Week 11 & 12: Nordic Ski Stoke

If you are going to try cross-country skiing, start with a small country. ~Author Unknown I am starting to lose track of what week of recovery I am in, which is a good thing meaning I am more concerned with living than obsessing and catastrophizing every little hip tweak, pop, or twinge. My physical therapist […]

Hip Innards - Ewe!

FAI Surgery Recovery Week 10: Third Time is the Charm?

There are three methods to gaining wisdom. The first is reflection, which is the highest. The second is limitation, which is the easiest. The third is experience, which is the bitterest. ~Confucius On the homestretch, ten weeks out from hip surgery number THREE and stoked as can be! I don’t know if it is because […]

Park City Trail Series Half Marathon

Park City Trail Half Marathon Race Report

Ummm… that was SO HARD! I have been toying with the idea of running the Park City Trail Half all week and when I won a Facebook drawing for a free entry a few days ago I guess I was in. I had a blast running the Park City Trail 15K a month ago and […]

Catching a few Zzzzz's before the Peruvian Downhill

Wasatch 100 Pacing & Peruvian Downhill Ridiculousness

My pal Kev-O had one of his pacers bail at the last moment and asked if I would pace him for 22 miles of the Wasatch 100. The longest run I had done post FAI surgery drama was about 12 miles, so sure what is another 10! I love pacing and so desperately wanted to […]

Camp Williams

Sapper Joe 15K (and then some) Trail Race Report

“FIRST WOMAN!” the aid station volunteer yelled as I approached the first aid station. Considering I was unable to run a continuous mile a mere three months ago, those were TWO WORDS I never expected to hear. I signed up for the Sapper Joe 15K just a few hours before race registration closed on the […]