Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Run Shop Run

I think I've found my calling in life.

It is to help people be healthier than they think they can be. After spending close to three years in the specialty running world, it has become apparent that people are generally well intentioned with their fitness goals, but lack solid sources of information on training, nutrition, and proper gear.

To start off this adventure, I've started a blog. The blog is about running gear, apparel in particular, and which products are the best. I also have training plans on it, loads of information on how to get started, and hopefully it will help people.

If you would like to follow this blog, please do. It is

Eventually it will have it's own domain name, but I haven't quite figured that one out yet...

I'm also on Twitter... @runshoprun

Thanks everyone!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Sarah Marie Jenkins

I used to share a bed with Sarah. Yeah...a bed. Today, she becomes one year older. Happy Birthday Sarah Marie Jenkins. I'm so glad you are part of our family. You have your hands full but you manage to make being a mom and wife kind of appealing. I can't wait to come and see you guys in just a couple weeks!!!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Quarter-life crisis

I might really be having a quarter-life crisis. I didn't think that was possible, but let me tell you, it totally is.

I'm 25,  single, and living in Utah.  In the mormon world, I'm old. My eggs are probably no good and surely no suitable man will want to marry me. I might as well hand back my Young-Womanhood Recognition Award medallion to my bishop with my head bowed in shame.  Please forgive me. It's obvious I forged all the signatures in the booklet. I've learned nothing about what it means to be a woman.

Let me explain my crisis to you. I have been in Salt Lake for 2 years. I have loved it here. I really have. I finished school, I got a pretty good job, and I have made quite a few friends. What's to complain about right? Everything is great! Well, yeah, things are good, but anyone who knows me knows I get an itch for adventure every now and then and I just have to go do something different.

The 'wanting to go have adventures' or 'need to see new places' isn't at all what is the problem. The problem is I want to be able to decide what I want to do and then just GO. However, there is a little thing called money that makes having said adventures possible and I don't gots da money.

I have been doing really well at saving my money though. I am going to make something crazy happen. I just gotta go do something.

Here are my options:

Move to Denver, Austin, DC, Michigan, Reno or stay in Utah
Teach English again in China, or maybe try a new country.
Travel the world on my credit card.
Find a non-profit and go somewhere for just a small while, then do...what?

Here are the things I know for sure I want to do:

Have a crazy awesome adventure
See things I have never seen before
Eat things I have never eaten before
Learn a little bit more about myself and about this amazing world we live in.

Ok, now it's your turn. Suggestions of what to do with my life... please.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Well, that is pinteresting!

Are you on Pinterest? It's the greatest thing ever. I can't handle it. I feel super creative while I'm on it, then I feel really lazy because all these people are making cute things while I'm sitting with my legs crossed, hand on chin, at my computer looking at all these great ideas of things I should do.