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Sweet Potato Apple Soup

By on February 10, 2015

Wintertime in the Rockies means soup (even if it is 70 degrees outside)! I love soup. I could eat soup all day every day. But it is particularly comforting when the weather is forbidding and you need something to warm your body and your soul (east coast friends -…


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Apple Bread

By on February 9, 2015

This recipe was originally inspired by one Emelie Forsberg (one of my favorite ultra-running bakers) posted on her blog. You can find the original here. I made the original version once, but quickly tired of shredding carrots. So I substituted the carrots with half a cup of unsweetened apple…


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The Ego and the Intellect

By on February 5, 2015

“Whenever I climb I am followed by a dog called ‘Ego’.”
~Friedrich Nietzsche
One foot in front of the other. Repeat until the end. Running seems so simple but it rarely is.
This weekend I was supposed to run a 50k fat ass event from Nederland to Boulder called the Frozen Dead…


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Chocolate Coconut Chia Oatmeal

By on February 4, 2015

Sometimes you just crave a hearty, homey breakfast. This does the trick and also helps satiate any sugar cravings you may have. The healthy fats from the coconut keep you feeling full longer, the carbs from the oatmeal and chia seeds keeps hydrated and powering through the day, and…


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I’m on Top of the World – Mt. Whitney Summit (May 2014)

By on January 30, 2015

I’ve had the highest mountains
I’ve had the deepest rivers
You can have it all but life keeps movin’
“I’m on Top of the World”, Imagine Dragons
For some reason, epic trip reports always seem to make me think of songs. The trip to the top of the highest mountain in the contiguous…

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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