Ode to Big Cottonwood Canyon …

I love Big Cottonwood Canyon. I’m pretty sure I’ve said that a million times on this blog. The proximity, scenery and elevation drop is bar none. Well, I shouldn’t say bar none, because Little Cottonwood Canyon, American Fork Canyon and even Emigration Canyon can give it a run for its’ money. But, when it comes down to it all, Big Cottonwood Canyon is the one that’s getting the last rose. I’ve been looking forward to this…

Monday, Monday so good to me …

AWESOME WEEKEND! I had my first canyon run down Big Cottonwood over the weekend. Ate some nachos. Took some things to the dump. Heck, I even got myself a Slurpee. So, yeah, it was an awesome weekend. I’ve been in need of a good long canyon run for quite a while. And, by quite a while I mean, like, last October(ish)? I think it was the Haunted Half in Provo that I last ran DOWN…

Running a BIG 10 down Big Cottonwood Canyon

Running and I have an interesting relationship. I can’t imagine living a healthy lifestyle without it. Yet, there are times it frustrates me, especially when I am not physically where I think I should be. This is when running can (and usually does) hurt. But, then runs like this past Saturday happen and TOTALLY surprise me to no end. I have been looking forward to this run for a while now for a number of reasons. One,…

Yes, I am a scheduling this far out …

Okay, first off, yes, the following is every Saturday from here until the end of November. And, secondly, yes, I am planning ALL of my runs/races this far in advance. I don’t know if that means I have problem … or … if I am just THAT good of a planner? I’d like to think it’s somewhere in the middle. Because, seriously, who plans their November races in March? I mean really? I have a…

You don’t run while you hike? I don’t get it?

So yesterday, I went hiking for the first since … well … probably the Reagan Administration? Like, seriously, the last time I went hiking when I was a Cub Scout and I almost died from heatstroke. Okay, it was probably just a mild case of heat exhaustion, but still … for a fat kid that’s an ordeal that not even the Pioneers would understand. But, a group of my running friends decided to go on…