TEN THINGS I MOST LIKE ABOUT UTAH (IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER)
10. Close driving proximity to about 15 National Parks.
9. Fish tacos at Lone Star on Fort Union Blvd.
8. The Red Iguana (rediguana.com)
Jerry Sloan. I've decided to replace the coach with the new Epic Brewery downtown.
6. Trail running at Alta.
5. The Fabulous Alta Peruvian Lodge.
4. Train stuff - Heber Valley Railroad, Golden Spike National Monument.
3. The Utah running scene and people.
2. City Creek Canyon.
1. "Quirky" state history.
I posted this list because I have had several conversations lately with friends from out of state where the "why do you live in Utah" question came up. I would say that these are the little things (except #3 and #10 - those are pretty big for me) I like most about Utah.
Oh yeah, my run. Just an easy seven with six 1 minute efforts at about 5:30 pace to loosen up a bit for the SLTC Winter 15k tomorrow.
Only one week until the USATF Masters Indoor T&F Championships in Albuquerque. I'll be running the mile and the 3000. A huge change from my normal routine! I'll probably reduce my mileage down to 30 or 40, focusing on rest and speed.
Steve Anderson will be joining me as well along with my good high school friend and Best Man at my wedding, Doug Covert from Tallahassee Fl. dugco.fastrunningblog.com. Doug is a sprinter and will be running the 200 and 400. It will be fun seeing all us old guys trying to run fast. And, believe it or not, I haven't seen Doug since July 2, 1994 - the day I got married. Although we have kept in touch it will be great to reacquaint in person.