Tiffany Austin wanted to get back in shape after a car accident. So she did what a lot of us would do – she joined a gym near her home in Richmond, California. She took a tour of Planet Fitness and found the atmosphere and price appealing so she said told California’s KTVU Channel 2 that she signed up. Her first day at the gym, she headed to … Continue reading»

Race makes St. Patty’s Day a family affair

LAYTON – When you think of family-friendly holidays, St. Patrick’s Day might not be first on the list. But a local race group is hoping to change that by turning a 5K, 10K and 1-mile kids run into a St. Patty’s celebration that allows a family to celebrate in both new and traditional ways. TNT Running will hold it’s second-annual St. Patty’s March Run and Walk Saturday at … Continue reading»

Running is the work, Racing is the Reward

By Dave Ross As a coach sometimes the most difficult aspect is to help your athletes find their own internal motivation. The simple fact of the matter is that you wont get any results without effort. Sometimes running isn’t about training. Sometimes it’s about destressing after a busy or hectic day or a way of coping with dealing with a traumatic event in your life, such as the … Continue reading»

Mom turns fundraiser into fitness opportunity

Nicole Vogel wasn’t persuaded, inspired or coerced into running 13.1 miles three years ago. “I just woke up one day and said, ‘I think I need to run a half marathon’,” said the Salt Lake woman of her reason for taking up running. “It was one of those bucket list things.” In fact, when she was asked to run as a young dancer as a way to keep … Continue reading»

Hurt in the Dirt Special Offer!!

Procrastination pays – at least this week it does. Our friends at the GOAL Foundation have offered a last-minute discount for those who’d still like to challenge themselves in the Hurt In The Dirt Aug. 25th. The event includes the 10-ish Hurt in the Dirt (off-road duathlon), the skirt in the dirt (5K or 10K for women only) and Nighttime trail run (10K-ish). The event begins in the … Continue reading»

Distracted Driving can change lives

A picture from the accident scene (Courtesy Aaron Paquette)

I read this story on a friend’s Facebook page and was so moved I contacted the author, Aaron Paquette. He’s agreed to let me share what he wrote after a distracted driver hit his wife while she was jogging with a friend. By Aaron Paquette On Wednesday May 30, 9:10pm a body was shattered. The body was that of my dear wife. She was just finishing up an … Continue reading»