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!
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I’m so happy for you Peewee. It’s your life long dream come true. It’s gonna be fantastic. ❤
WOW!!!! So what prompted this move???? Paul and I want to visit Utah badly! In fact last night I almost signed up for a marathon there haha.
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.
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…
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.
Yeah, housing out there is difficult. We booked an AirBnB for a few weeks though as we get it all sorted out.
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.
I know what you mean. Frank and I have very small families, so it’s easy for us to break ties in places and create new ones. We’re hoping that our parents retire out there in a few years.
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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.
Thanks! I can’t wait to get out there. March 3rd can’t come soon enough!
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!!