RACE #166: The Haunted Half — Provo City

I am winding down on so much right now — not only am I winding down on my 2017 race schedule, but my 180 goal as well. This was my 29th race over 13.1 miles this year and fourth to last. That’s a lot of running. Then on top of that this is the 15th to the last race of my 180 race goal. That last one is a harder one to process than this…

RACE #146: Provo City Half Marathon

This past week has been a struggle — to say the least. After getting sick during the Salt Flats 50K last Friday my whole weekend and most of this past week was simply derailed. I’m still not 100%, but I am past the flu and bronchitis and I feel much, much better. Having DNF’d the Salt Flats 50K and DNS’d the Tulip Festival Half — I was ready for a race success this weekend. Not…

RACE #106: Nebo Half

NEBOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! Let me say that again … NEBOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! Okay, that should help get that out of my system for a while. I love, love, love this race. It’s a fast downhill course that just speaks to me for many reasons. The fact that it’s downhill and gravity is working on my side is the first reason. Second, because the canyon is GORGEOUS! Especially around this time of the year as the leaves are just starting to…

Buggin’ out in Spanish Fork …

Welp, what a weekend. What a fun weekend. What a fun, busy weekend. But, truly, what a weekend. Okay of that. But, really, what a weekend. Our second Bugout Run was on Saturday down in Spanish Fork. We did a five mile run/hike around Spanish Fork Canyon and to the Escalante Cross. I can’t say enough of the beauty of the canyon and the view from the cross. We are truly lucky to live in…

RACE RECAP #90: Provo City Half

Can you believe that I am officially HALF way to my goal? 90 races is A LOT of races, but at the same time I feel like I know each one personally. This is one reason I know I was born with the hoarder gene. If these my races were cats it would be safe to assume you wouldn’t want to step inside my house. But, I digress. Really though, I feel like each race…

RACE RECAP #89: West Mountain Half Marathon

It’s funny the difference missing a few things can make in a race. On Friday I took my gym bag to work with me, but forgot to take it home. It just completely slipped my mind. I had my Garmin, Imodium, my gels, salt tablets and my lucky hat. All crucial to my running, especially that lucky hat. Well, okay, more like the Garmin. I haven’t raced without in a Garmin … since … well ……

The 68th Fartlek Friday™ – Nothing like an April Snowstorm … NARF!

Such an odd week of Utah weather. It starts off in the 70s, turns cold and snows and now it’s warming up with 70s in the forecast this weekend. What gives? Seriously. But, whatever, it’s Utah weather it’s not suppose to make sense. Especially when you get snow during an August race. So it wouldn’t surprise me if we got snow in June considering we got spring in December. I am glad the weather is…

A different kind of ‘BURN’

Oh, adventures … they’re pretty fun to have sometimes. Especially when go on them with friends. But, the adventure I had on Saturday morning actually wasn’t suppose to happen. Why? How? Welp, I totally spaced it and missed my race that I was signed up for, “The Burn.” You know, the race that put on by Extra Mile Racing (EMR) … which I am an ambassador for. Yeah … I suck at life. Or at…