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New Year, New Blog

By on December 26, 2014

With 2014 wrapping up and 2015 quickly approaching, I’ve decided to make some changes to my blog. As you have probably noticed, the most obvious change is the website address (now runverticalmiles.com although if you go to verticalmiles.blogspot.com it will just redirect you here). I am no longer using Blogger…


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Christmas Salad

By on December 26, 2014

This is a salad I’ve been making a lot recently because it’s so simple, delicious, and super healthy. It is also very festive and compliments any meal.

The recipe below is the basic recipe but you can build on it to create your own version. For example, I made the…


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Life Lessons from the IR (Injured Reserve)

By on December 20, 2014

Well I officially suffer from runner’s knee “issues” (confirmed by a doctor, not just my own self-diagnosis – although I am 4/4 for accurately diagnosing my sports injuries). Luckily for me the doctor recommended that I stay active, as long as it didn’t hurt. Running definitely hurt, and I…


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Happy Thanksgiving!

By on December 3, 2014

Note: I wrote this post the night before Thanksgiving on my phone but then I lost it. After a lot of hoping, wishing, and praying, it finally appeared. So here it is. Enjoy!Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I know I haven’t posted in a while, so I’ll update you all on…


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Horizontal Miles: 2014 Marine Corps Marathon

By on October 30, 2014

Before I start this blog post I have to give my dad credit for the title. He’s the best person I know at stating the ironically obvious. Thanks Dad!!This past weekend Jason and I traveled back to Virginia to see my family and for me to run the Marine…

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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