In this episode we are so happy to welcome our friend, 2:49 marathoner, professional blogger and mom of four, Janae Baron to the show! You most likely know Janae as Hungry Runner Girl, author of the blog she has penned every day for the last TEN years. The world needs more people like Janae - kind, genuine and a gift to those who meet her.

We have a fun filled conversation with Janae about the incredibly beautiful state of Utah where she lives with her husband Andrew and their four kids (including a new baby boy born in early November!).  Janae tells us about her running and blogging journey and then we dive into her favorite places to RUN in Utah, the beautiful surrounding mountain towns that you have to visit, where to find a great meal (and dessert), the race she loves most of all and so much more.

Read all about Janae's recommendations in Utah:

1. Provo Canyon River Trail. This is a paved trail, that includes a gradual uphill on the way up and a nice downhill on the way back. Lots of pro runners like to run and train on this beautiful trail.

2. Deer Creek Trail. This trail is located in Midway, UT. Park at Soldier's Hollow and then begin the run. This is a seven mile run on dirt, rolling hills.

3. Mount Timpanogos. This is a popular trail in Utah with 4400 feet of elevation gain. The trail is 7.5 miles each way and the best time for this run is the end of July - end beginning of September.

Janae's favorite race is the St. George Marathon. In 2021, this beautiful marathon will offer a half marathon option.

Runner's Corner

Sundance and Midway, UT are two great towns that have great options for dining.
For dessert, Janae recommends the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory for caramel apples and Kneaders for the best pies and cookies.

Janae recommends renting an Air BnB

Temple Square in Salt Lake City is beautiful at Christmastime decorated with beautiful lights.

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