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 beautiful 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…