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!
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 […]

Running Mid-Mountain Trail

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 before descending to the base of the Canyons Resort. The trail starts out at around 8,100 feet and peaks out at 8,400 feet offering over twenty miles of rolling fun […]

Return to Running Program

Return to Running After FAI Surgery Program

“The idea that the harder you work, the better you’re going to be is just garbage. The greatest improvement is made by the man or woman who works most intelligently.”~ Bill Bowerman After my previous hip FAI surgery, I got frustrated by the lack of tips and advice for getting back into running after a […]

Superfood FAI Surgery Healing Potion!

FAI Surgery Recovery Week 7-8: Boooring!

“She refused to be bored chiefly because she wasn’t boring.” ~Zelda Fitzgerald, The Collected Writings I can’t think of any other way to describe weeks 7-8 other than totally and utterly boring. This is the part in the FAI surgery recovery where all of your friends go out skiing and running and you are stuck […]

FAI Surgery Before and After Images

FAI Surgery Recovery: Reflections on The First 6 Weeks

“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.” ~Haruki Murakami Let’s just say that I am happy to have the first six weeks behind me. At the six week point I have successfully ditched the crutches, experiencing essentially zero pain in the hip although I have some tightness in the hip flexor and an achy SI joint, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Park City Trail Series 15K

Park City Trail Series 15K Race Report (2013)

Saying I bawled my eyes out would be a huge understatement! I set out to run the Park City Trail 15K on August 10, 2013, my first trail run after two years of stupid hip drama FAI surgery blah blah crap. The course is all on dirt roads and single-track trail on Park City, Utah’s […]