Monday, July 8, 2013

The Most Scenic Week Of Running

Last week I ran 25 miles and hiked another 5ish. Every single mile was just amazing. I think if a non-runner had joined me on any of these runs, they would have been converted.

Here are some of the highlights. On Tuesday I did a 5 miler around the Jem Trail at sunrise.

The sunrise was so beautiful that it gave me goosebumps (despite the fact that it was already around 90 degrees).

I got a new camera the day before so I took it on the run with me and tried a few jumping pictures. It worked like a charm.

I was given a sneak preview of what heaven looks like. (Proof that you can run in heaven despite it being hot as hell.)

On Wednesday we were in Salt Lake for a family vacation. Before the family woke up I went for a five mile jaunt around Corner Canyon. The high amount of cookies and Diet Dr. Pepper on the drive to Salt Lake the day before made me run like a slug on Benadryl.

Thursday me and the fam went on a hike in the Wasatch Mountains to a place called Cecret Lake (not a typo).

Friday we took the kids to Timpanogos Cave which includes a serious hour long death march up the mountain. The kids less than loved the 1,000 foot climb in 1.5 miles. The awesome cave made them forget how miserable the hike was.

After we got home Saturday night I headed out on a night run to Molly's Nipple. The experience of this 10 miler deserves its own post. The sunset was one of the best I've seen in a long time. Here is a sneak preview:

I feel so blessed. Running has been giving me so much lately. This was the most scenic week of running I've had in a long time.

"Far away, there in the sunshine, are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they may lead." ~ Louisa May Alcott


  1. I'm getting on a plane and heading there! As always your pictures are just beautiful! I would SO LOVE to run out there some day.

  2. Running requires so much - but gives so much back in return. I'm always grateful for the sacrifices I make to running because I am a better person on the other side!

    Beautiful pictures!

  3. Your title was right. Just beautiful!

  4. You really live in the most beautiful place. Great pictures, like always.

  5. this is why I LOVE trail running!