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A Tale of Dreams and Desperation: The Leadville 100 Weekend

By on August 19, 2013

Before I start on the actual weekend, I have to give credit to my friend Drew for the title of this post. Two weekends ago when he was visiting Denver, someone told him that the Capitol Hill neighborhood (soon to be my new neighborhood) was the place of dreams…


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DSQ (Silver Rush Run 2013)

By on July 16, 2013

Three of the worst letters in the racing world. For those of you who don’t know, DSQ stands for disqualified. In general, being disqualified means that you did something wrong (cheated, littered, etc.). For me, DSQ means that my body gave up on me. My training was good and…


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12 hours until Silver Rush!

By on July 13, 2013

Well here I am, sitting in a 140 year old hotel, having just ate a huge dinner complete with a desert of 3 cookies with vanilla ice cream. I can’t believe tomorrow is race day! Six months of training will come down to tomorrow and Sunday. Crazy!I still don’t…


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Rattlesnakes, Rain showers, and Ridge Lines, Oh My!

By on June 19, 2013

Oh my, what a weekend! It was full of “adventures” that I didn’t even have to get my hair cut. I’m not all that concerned about skipping my hair cut since it hasn’t been cut in over a year so an extra week won’t make much of a difference. This…


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Mountain Biking is Hard

By on June 11, 2013

I know what you probably thought when you read the title of this post. I’m guessing it went something like this “duh, Sam. Mountain biking is supposed to be hard. Haven’t you seen how hardcore mountain bikers are?” Before this weekend my response would have been “Yes I know…

Sam
Boulder, CO

I'm just a regular girl who loves exploring in the mountains, both at home in Colorado and around the world. You can usually find me trail running, mountain biking, hiking, or backpacking with my husband Jason and my sweet pup Moose. When I'm not out exploring, you can find me in the kitchen whipping up generally healthy, delicious treats!

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