RACE RECAP: Sweethearts 5K

Since I’ve had to scale back on the mileage with my ankle, I’ve been really enjoying the 5Ks as of late. It’s been years since I’ve concentrated on just 5Ks and I like it — a lot. It’s fun. Last week I ran the Frigid 5K and pushed myself to a 37:59 time. I wanted to test my ankle, but I also just wanted to see what I could do. And, I was impressed with…

RACE RECAP: Frigid 5K

After my foot doctor appointment a couple weeks ago — I was optimistic about my outlook. As a quick refresher for those following at home, I was told the pain in my ankle was from peroneal tendonitis — with the possibility of a tear. The doctor didn’t think it was a tear so he gave me some stretches, told me to keep my mileage down to about 3-5 miles at a time and to see…

RACE #170: New Year’s Revolution Run

It’s hard to believe that this is the seventh time I’ve run this race. I still remember the first I ran it back in 2011 — I ran it alone. I didn’t know anyone, I didn’t even talk to anyone. I just came, did my miles and went home. I am a surprised that I came back the following year with that kind of experience. But, I did. This has actually become a race I…

RACE #168: Joshua Tree Half Marathon

[CLICK HERE TO READ MY SNOW CANYON HALF REPORT] After picking me up from the High School, Julianna, Michelle and her daughter booked it out of town so we could get to Joshua Tree in time for the Joshua Tree Half Marathon. Crystal was going to make the journey with us, but she ended up going to the ER to get some fluids after her race. Sadly, she didn’t make the trip at all. The…

RACE #167: Snow Canyon Half Marathon

A few months ago this weekend was very much an unknown variable. I wasn’t expecting on racing, but I wanted to. There wasn’t a half marathon in Northern Utah, but the Snow Canyon in Southern Utah was — and it’s a favorite of mine. So with some urging of friends I decided to make a quick trip of it. I figured adding another race this year would help alleviate my race schedule in 2018, especially…

RACE #163: The Haunted Half — Salt Lake City

I absolutely love running in October — for many reasons. I love the cool October air, the changing leaves and the plethora of races during the month. You’d think July and August would be the most popular month to run, but it’s too hot during the summer months. October is PERFECT conditions for running. Earlier in the year I wasn’t planning on running The Haunted Half, but those plans changed when I resigned my position…

RACE #162: Jordan River Half Marathon

One of my greatest learned life lessons didn’t come from my Dad, a grandparent or some guru — it actually came from Kenny Rogers. Back in 1978 — before I was even a twinkle in my parents’ eyes, Kenny Rogers came out with a song called The Gambler with this advice — You’ve got to know when to hold ’em Know when to fold ’em Know when to walk away Know when to run You…

RACE #161: Timp Elk Run

Well, let’s answer the question you’re obviously wondering — no, I didn’t see any elk. Like none. I hope that doesn’t keep you from reading further into my race report? In fact, I didn’t even really see any wildlife. Well, there was a dead mouse I saw at mile six. It wasn’t due to the plague — probably got ran over by a mountain bike? What a sad way to go. Anyways — onto the…