Besides being a beautiful course, a major reason I wanted to run the St George Marathon was so I could work in some parks before and after. Over the years, I've visited many of Utah's phenomenal vistas, but I still wanted to cross off a few "biggies" from my wish list. The ironic thing about Utah is that you are never done; its crayon-box landscapes and special, secret places always leave you hungry for more. Now, I want to go back, stay in one area and do some serious, focused hikes.
On traveling solo
I made this road trip alone – flew into Salt Lake City, rented a car and basically drove around the state clockwise. Every time I travel solo, it worries my family. Friends often ask "Aren't you afraid to travel by yourself?"Read More