To 5K or not to 5K — that is the question.

I am a big believer that good things come out of difficulties. I have seen it too many times in my life to believe it otherwise. And, because of that I’ve also learned how to roll with the punches because in the end — something good will come out the mess. This past year has really tested me in that regard. When I sprained my ankle last April, in the moment I didn’t think I’d…

RACE #148: Drop13 Big Cottonwood Half Marathon

It’s no secret that I have an eternal crush on Big Cottonwood Canyon. I love this canyon. Ever since I was a child and my grandparents would take us up the canyon for a picnic to now as a runner — the beauty and majesty of the canyon leaves me awestruck. As a runner I jump on any opportunity to run this canyon I get — whether it’s a race or training run. After I…

RACE #142: Lucky 13 Half Marathon

This race was an audible. I was originally planning on running the Antelope Island Buffalo Run 25K, but due to some time sensitive family obligations on Saturday I decided to scratch the 25K for the shorter race. As hard as it was to give up a trail race, I couldn’t be gone a good chunk of the day. So, luckily, I found the Lucky 13 Half Marathon and changed course. The race starts at Gardner…

RACE #121: Drop 13 Half Marathon

I needed this race. I needed this moment. I needed this victory. It has been nearly two years — an eternity in running terms — since I’ve had race I walked (or hobbled) away from knowing that was truly MY best. I perfectly aligned mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually for this race — and it felt great. It was my best half marathon finish in time in nearly two years. I’ve missed that feeling. Sure…