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]

FAI Surgery Take Two

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]

Zion Panorama

Trail Running at Smith Rock State Park

Oregon's Smith Rock State Park is known for rock climbing, but after seeing the gorgeous single-track on TrailPorn I made a point to check out the … [Continue Reading]

Smith Rock Panorama

A Superior Adventure: Mt. Superior to Lake Blanche

Don't we in fact want to lose ourselves and, like when we were kids, melt into the forest and discover its plants, animals, and life close up as a way … [Continue Reading]

Lake Blanche From Mt. Superior
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 […]

The Rut 50K Descending From Lone Peak

The Rut 50K-Razy Race Report

“And the world cannot be discovered by a journey of miles, no matter how long, but only by a spiritual journey, a journey of one inch, very arduous and humbling and joyful, by which we arrive at the ground at our own feet, and learn to be at home. ” — Wendell Berry About six […]

Sunrise from the Refuge de la Croix near Chamonix, France

Running Flow, Dreams, and Joy

I just started reading this book called Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience. Essentially the author has done a lot of research on happiness which has revealed that what makes an experience deeply gratifying is a particular state of consciousness called flow. During flow, people are totally involved in a task that nothing else seems […]

Enjoying the Sunset & Wildflowers at Wild Iris, WY

Dealing with Setbacks

“I’m proud of the way I’ve dealt with setbacks. It’s hard when you feel down and you think, ‘Why is the world doing this to me?’ But you have to pick yourself up again. That’s what makes you a better athlete.” ~Jessica Ennis Literally the day after I hit publish on my FAI surgery 6 […]

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FAI Surgery 6 Month Recovery Update: Running Wild!

“It’s not how far you fall, but how high you bounce that counts.” ~Zig Ziglar Recovering from FAI surgery sucks. It hurts, crutching blows, healing takes time, and all the squats and clamshells and hip flexor stretching gets exhausting…. and then six months go by and if you are lucky, you think less and less […]

Shady Lady Hotel, Silverton, CO

FAI Surgery Week 20 Or So Update

Okay, so I have officially lost track of time and all will to blog about my FAI surgery recovery because I am… well, pretty darned recovered! The last few weeks have been AMAZING. I did my first 10-mile run and spent four days hiking through a little known canyon in southern Utah for a grand […]

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 […]