I had just broken up with my future husband and my new running buddy had just been laid off. We both had some spare time on our hands and decided to spend it trail running. So we planned a trip to Durango and Telluride, CO, packed up the camping equipment, and stole away to the mountains to become reacquainted with the things that made us “who we are” through lots and lots of trail runs. We dubbed this running vacation “Cross-Country Camp.” Upon arriving home, we vowed to repeat the experience every year to make sure we never lost touch again. Six years later….we finally made it back out. This time to Tucson, AZ. Continue reading
Have you heard of cyclocross? You may know what motocross is: motorcycles racing around a loop full of obstacles. If you haven’t heard of cyclocross, just imagine a similar sport only on human-powered bicycles. It is a crazy sport because it isn’t like mountain biking with plush shocks and easy rides. Instead, there are no shocks. In fact, the bikes are pretty much road bikes that are pimped out with hefty tires. There are obstacles that you hop off your bike to get up and over. Besides that, there is no lack of hills and technical terrain. Tonight, I witnessed my first cyclocross event hosted by a local bike/tri shop, SBR Sports.
One of my closest friends is leaving this weekend to participate in her first Ironman 70.3 event. When she signed up for the race early this year, I committed to doing her long bike rides with her. Nearly every Sunday this year, we have woken at the crack of dawn, straddled two wheels, and ridden all over the Wasatch. Last Sunday was the final ride of the season.
October is typically known for its Fall colors, and mild temperatures. But this year, Mother Nature surprised us with an early winter storm. Freezing temperatures generally grace us with their presence sometime in October and the Fall Harvest has to be brought indoors for processing. This year the freezing temperatures just came a couple of weeks early. The ski resorts received up to 12 inches of snow so I decided it was time to take a little trip to my Uintas for a little change of scenery.
This morning, I opened my eyes and groggily looked out the window in front of me. From that window I can see a corner of my neighbors roof and the foothills that lie behind it. As I cleared the morning eye-boogers from my lashes, I realized that I was seeing something new. For the first time this Fall, I saw…SNOW!!!