A Dream Come True

I’ve spent my whole life loving and admiring the mountains, but always being a plane or long car ride away. It hurt to watch the Rocky Mountains disappear from my rearview mirror each time that I came home from Denver. The drive back into Kansas is long and monotonous, and more than anything, I wanted to live in the mountains. Not visit once in a while, but have a bit of ownership to them. I’ve talked about living somewhere in the Rocky’s since I was in the 4th grade and it always seemed like a dream that would never come true.

It has been a long long wait, but my dream finally became reality. On March 3rd, I am leaving Kansas to live in Salt Lake City, Utah. Suddenly, my running pictures are going to be a lot prettier.

This is so much more than a simple move for me. It is me, finally being in the place I’ve always wanted to live. It’s me, doing what I always said I was going to do. This means the world to me, in every way.

I’m glad to say that I won’t be running Colfax, because there is a marathon much closer. On May 20th, I’ll run the Ogden Marathon, less than an hour from Salt Lake. I loved Colfax, but I want to run my city! I want to run Salt Lake!

So, there you have it. No more uncertainty (except that I have no idea where I’m living, but we’ll get that under control), no more waiting for my big day. The dream finally came true.

Utah… Here I come!saltlake.jpg

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11 thoughts on “A Dream Come True

    • We’ve been wanting to for a while, it just took some time for Frank to get a transfer.

      You should totally go to Utah! You and Paul would be welcome to stay with us for any amount of time, although I am not sure what our living conditions will be like. What marathon are you looking at? I know the St. George Marathon is good, but it’s a good few hours from Salt Lake.

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      • I think it was the Utah Valley. They offered me a free entry… which would be nice if I had like 1200 for the rest of th ed trip!

        I am so excited you are living the dream!! I didn’t realize the mountains were so big there…

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  1. Congratulations!! Yay!! Happy for you that you get to live in your “happy place” and I bet you will just love living in SLC. I hope your housing gets figured out sooner rather than later! I know how stressful that can be.

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  2. Congratulations! How very exciting!

    I visited Oregon this summer and it was my first time spending time in the mountains. Multiple times I thought I could/should live here. But we have too many ties to Michigan, so I guess I’ll have to make do with the Great Lakes for now.

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  3. Oooh, amazing! It’s so wonderful that you’re able to live the life that you’ve been wanting to have. Good luck to you on this upcoming move. I can’t wait to read about your new (mountain) adventures.

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  4. Hopefully you are the good luck charm that will bring sun to this years Ogden Marathon. The last few years have been…interesting weather to say the least! It’s a beautiful run, you’re going to love it!!

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