Square Top Lakes

Wonderful, short hike near Denver. Low traffic, year round accessibility.

Happy National Running Day!

Why do you run? For me, its the┬ábeautiful moments that keep me running…watching the sun rise over Utah mountains, exploring a new city, or hitting the trails somewhere truly exotic. Even on my every day runs, I manage to find something beautiful that keeps me going… …that, and the wonderful, healthy, fit feeling that I…

Busy busy

Hello from sunny Salt Lake City! April has been a busy month so far, and I haven’t had much time to try new recipes. I am working hard to finish writing my dissertation and keep up my running, so I have had to revert to old standby’s like this stir fry and this delicious soup….

Emigration 10 miler

Happy Monday! I hope that everyone had a great weekend, and a nice, chocolate-filled Easter. We lots of fun here, and I’m sad that the weekend is over! A couple of weeks ago I ran the Canyonlands Half Marathon and had so much fun that I decided to sign up for another race. I have…

Random Monday Stuff

I can’t believe that it’s already Monday. I was at a conference last week and didn’t return home until Saturday evening, so it seems too soon to go back to work. Once again, I have been really busy and haven’t had much time to cook. I’m hoping to whip up some healthy lunches tomorrow evening,…

Weekend Inspiration: Bonneville Shoreline Trail

Happy Weekend from St Louis! I am in the chilly Midwest for a conference, and despite this amazing view from my hotel, I am looking forward to heading home. Here is a great mountain shot from a hike last weekend. For those of you in Salt Lake, do you ever hike or run on the…

Canyonlands Half Marathon

I hope that everyone had a nice weekend. I have a busy week ahead, so I was happy to find some time to relax in Southern Utah. Last summer when I learned that I was moving back to the US, I signed up for the Canyonlands Half Marathon, since I enjoyed it so much the…

Running (and life), lately…

Happy Thursday from cold Salt Lake City! We finally got some snow this week, and on Tuesday I had the joy of making fresh tracks. I usually see lots of other runner when I’m out, but on Tuesday morning I was all alone. The snow came down pretty hard for awhile, but thankfully ended when…