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I’m Melting!

By on June 12, 2013

Not really but I think it’s entirely possible. It is so hot here! I successfully avoided going outside during the hottest part of the day besides briefly taking Moose outside to pee. That’s one of the benefits of occasionally working from home, I don’t have to leave the comfort of my…


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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…


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From Racing to Surviving: The North Face Endurance Challenge 50 Miler Race Report

By on June 7, 2013

Pre RaceAfter landing in DC at 1:30, my mom and I went to the North Face store for packet pickup. With my race bibs I got two tshirts (one for the 50 miler and one for the 5k), a water bottle, and two pairs of Smartwool socks. I also…


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A Weekend of Firsts

By on June 3, 2013

Good morning blogland! I’m writing to you from the comfort of my parents home office with the family dog curled up asleep next to me. Race reports will be posted soon (as soon as North Face posts the pictures the took during the race because a race report is…


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North Face Endurance Challenge 50 Miler – Pre-Race Report and Packing List

By on May 29, 2013

 I can’t believe I only have 3 more days until my very first ultramarathon!!! My excitement knows no bounds but the nerves are also starting to set in. In the past, I’ve had issues with self-doubt during long races where I actually care about the outcome. For my first…

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I'm just a regular girl who loves exploring in the mountains, both in my home state of 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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