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The Rest of Zion and Birthday Weekend Parts I and II

By on April 15, 2014

One of the best times of the year is fast approaching. I’ll give you a couple of hints:It’s not closing weekend at Vail (and Beaver Creek)It’s not EasterIt is a day all about your’s trulyIt’s my BIRTHDAY! And it’s only 1 day away! And this past weekend Jason and I celebrated…


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Why I Run

By on April 10, 2014

A lot of people ask me why I like to run such long distances. Like most endurance runners (and all other types of endurance athletes), I get the typical “I don’t like to drive <insert distance of race> in my car, why would you willingly run that far!” or…


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Live (and Die) Another Day: Zion 100 DNF

By on April 5, 2014

Sunrise 4ish miles inThis weekend I had big plans to run the Zion 100. Since I’m awake and coherent enough to write this blog post at 7:50 am the day I was supposed to finish the race, I think it’s pretty obvious that I didn’t finish (or that I’m…


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Lists and Piles (aka Race Week in the Life of an Ultrarunner)

By on April 1, 2014

Saturday and Sunday:Cook food (in this case almond butter, chocolate chip cookies and oatmeal trail mix bars)Buy last minute items (Honey Stinger Waffles, maps, wet wipes, sunscreen, etc.)Organize gear – the ironing board works great for this!Wash clothesDecide what to wearMonday and Tuesday:Make playlist for iPhone (will also use…


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To Be An Athlete

By on February 15, 2014

My office has an unofficial running club. On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday a group of between 3 and 20ish people get out and run anywhere from 1.8 miles to 6ish miles. It’s a great way for me to practice my speed, since the fast group usually averages sub-8 minute…

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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