Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Heidi's Dream Land

This past weekend I was fortunate enough to take some well deserved time off from the triathlon world and escape to to Salt Lake City. Although I wrecked my pelvis there a few years ago snowboarding, I have come to fall in love with Utah. It's definitely one of my favorite places in the world to visit. Given my stellar history, I made sure to book my trip after the NOLA 70.3 :)

I know most of my fellow northerners are sick of the white stuff, but I was happy to escape the humid swamp lands for a bit and enjoy some "freshies". I was surprised as to how much powder was left and how incredible the conditions were.

View from the top of Snowbird

Making fresh tracks out of bounds
After a full day of shredding, my sister and I did a 2 hour hike up the Bonneville Shoreline trail. Talk about a double whammy. I was panting like a dog at the top of this climb.

The views from the top were well worth the hike
It felt so refreshing to try something outside of the swim-bike-run routine! I love love love hiking. Besides boarding and hiking, I did do a little running to prevent losing my base. Running out there was just as nuts and the altitude and climbing were insane. I think I gained almost a 1,000 feet in elevation on an hour run. So much for recovering from the 70.3 :)

As for me, I'm back in NOLA. For now I'm trading my fresh snow and breath taking mountain top views for 90% humidity, mosquitos galore, and a lovely view of the Mississippi.


  1. I love utah. Best skiing I've ever been able to enjoy! Glad you had a good time! Welcome back to the humidity of the south :)

  2. Never been to Utah - looks like a beautiful place!! Glad you got a break from the swamp!

  3. That sounds like a great weekend! I am glad you got to enjoy some great snow.

  4. Great pictures! So glad you had fun with your sis!