Category Archives: Outdoors

I stage a coup d’état and usurp the Utah chapter presidency of the Barefoot Runners Society

Back on May 27, 2010, I went for a 3 mile run on the Provo River Trail. It was just like the hundreds of runs I’d been on, before- but with one exception. Afterward, I walked across the street from … Continue reading

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Flying fish, Lucy and new paddles

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Swimming the Great Salt Lake is nothing to sneeze at, but…

It finally happened.  After a year of flirting with the idea, I finally got into the Great Salt Lake to swim. This started over a year ago, when I started blogging about my swims in Utah Lake.  I came across … Continue reading

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President’s Day run on the Bonneville Shoreline Trail, starting at the Orem Trailhead

This morning, I just started driving.  Sometimes, when I don’t know where to run, I just jump in my truck and pick a direction.  I’ve already run my neighborhood into the ground.  I’m tired of it.  I explore, nowadays. So … Continue reading

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OC Tanner and rain

One of the things I like the most about OC Tanner is that, when it’s about to rain or when it’s raining, it smells like it. If you like the smell of rain, then you’ll love working at my desk. … Continue reading

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Kayaking with Roxie in Utah Lake

After going to Black Ridge Reservoir with the family to kayak/swim, we learned that the place is under construction and not available to the public until July 30th.  It was a major bummer and took two valuable hours out of … Continue reading

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Kayaking with Reagan in Utah Lake

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Bought a new Equinox 10.4 kayak

Thanks to my interest in open water swimming, which is in thanks to my interest in triathlon, which is in thanks to my interest in running, which is in thanks to my 70-year old dad, who is still running circles … Continue reading

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Went to lunch with Jason Harris and Logical Front

Went to Kyoto, a Japanese food place in SLC.  Food wasn’t bad. Left in rain, arrived and watched snow fall from inside Kyoto, left to leave for work and drove through sunshine and steamy streets.  Pretty neat.

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Punch Drunk: (a post-lunch story)

When returning from our lunch at the Training Table, we (co-workers and friend) witnessed a short fight.  Apparently, the man who was beaten (and laying down in the pics) was drunk and bothering the assailant.  The drunk got up in … Continue reading

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