It’s been a little while since I have taken the time to write another blog entry. The past 4 months have been filled with so much that I didn’t stop to write here. As of March 1, 2017 I was left without a position in Idaho. My wife and I decided it would be better for us to head back to Las Vegas and start fresh from there. We spent the month of March preparing our freshly purchased home for sale. It was a bittersweet time, as it was our second home, the first home with our full family, and here we were prepping it to sell, rather than to reside within.
An awesome friend flew up from Las Vegas, joined the family & their friends in helping us with final prep & loading the moving truck (again). Then we caravan’d to Las Vegas, for another 20 hour drive. Back in Las Vegas, I was ready to implement a full-on blitz to build up our own business, when a former colleague reached out.
Turns out, he was being given an opportunity to run two dealerships in Prescott, Arizona, and asked me to join his team. Having visited the town many times, most recently in 2016 to run the Whiskey Row Marathon, we decided to give it a try. For now, I am living in Prescott, while the rest of the family is still in Las Vegas. This is not an ideal situation, however, we do what we have to do for our families.
During all of that, I ran the 2017 Mt Charleston Marathon for another personal best, and followed it up with the Ogden Marathon. Two days before Mt Charleston, I hurt my back so bad I could hardly walk. A miracle worker, aka Dr. Nick Savagty, got me mobile in time for the race. While I recovered from Mt Charleston, I tweaked my hip, possibly pinching a nerve, which caused great discomfort. After discussing it with the Doctor, we decided that it was OK to run Ogden again.
Ogden started out great, then went sideways. It gave me an opportunity to run with many friends though, and was actually good weather this year.
Back to Prescott…
This area is extremely beautiful, with wildlife all over the place. So far, in the back yard alone, we have had fox, deer, and javelina. Following a month long break from running to try and give my hip time to heal, I got back to it recently. The place I am staying is in the middle of a nice long climb up a hill. Plenty of elevation to gain without having to drive anywhere. Within driving distance though, there are hundreds of marked trails to run.
Yesterday, I made it out to the Peavine Trail, and hit up some of the offshoots as well. So much fun, I took way more photos than normal on a run. Can’t wait to explore more, and see what tomorrow holds.
With this move, it is 4 states in 12 months, and 5 different houses. To say the last year has been a whirlwind would be an understatement!