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Striving Towards Balance

By on October 22, 2016

For a long time (for almost 5 years) I’ve had a singular focus on running in general and ultrarunning in particular. I became one of those runners that non-runners hate. When I was in training mode (which as an ultrarunner was year round), I slept, ate, and breathed training….


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Biking Vertical Miles???

By on September 8, 2016

If you follow me on Strava, you may have noticed that I’m not running very much but I have been biking. It started with road cycling and has progressed to mountain (fat) biking.

If you’ve been around a while, you may remember my last attempt at mountain biking ended with…


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Running Update – Becoming a Better Runner

By on August 26, 2016

Despite the title, I’ll start this post by saying I haven’t been doing very much running at all. After the stress fracture in my hip – and a variety of other overuse/bad form injuries over the years – I’ve decided to teach myself how to run again. I used…


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Bonus: North Cascades Day Hike – Thornton Lakes

By on August 14, 2016

After returning to our campsite in the national forest we decided we wanted one last adventure before heading back to the real world. We had a relatively relaxing morning since it was pouring down rain when we woke up. So we spent a little extra time just lounging around…


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Backpacking North Cascades National Park – Back To Where We Started

By on August 11, 2016

If you aren’t caught up, check out Part 1 and Part 2.

After an early bedtime at Basin Creek, we had a surprisingly late start to the next day. Jason and I woke up to investigate the pit toilet, which was a little bit of an adventure when I got…

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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