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The 31 Reasons You Can Achieve Your Dreams

If you’ve been on Facebook in the past two weeks and have a friend list anything like mine you’ve probably seen this post about The Only 31 Things Standing Between You and Your Dreams shared about 18 times. It’s a rather sarcastic, yet scarily accurate list of all the reasons you are where you are…rather than out living your dreams, whatever they may be. It has been a tab on my browser for over a week and I’ve read through it multiple times. (more…)

By Heidi Kumm, ago
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Shabammy…it’s spring! There are flowers blooming in front of my bedroom window but still ice on my car windows in the morning. Yup, definitely spring here on the Colorado Front Range. It has been a crazy busy start to 2015 and it feels weird to think we’ve already hit April! Read more…

By Heidi Kumm, ago
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What does “bad headspace” mean?!

I feel like the word “headspace” is kicked around a lot with ultra running, especially when people are referring to a “bad headspace”. Over the last year I’ve heard a lot of advice along the lines of “don’t get in a bad headspace”. I got the gist of what they were saying – to me it was ultra runner speak for “keep your head in the game”. However, I absolutely HATED that phrase. It felt insulting and when someone asked if I was in a bad headspace I felt belittled and judged, as if they didn’t trust me to think my own thoughts. A little extreme? Maybe. Turns out it’s all in how you define “bad headspace”! It wasn’t until a friend and I got into the throes of a conversation full of constructive criticism that I realized my version of a bad headspace was a bit different from his [and maybe everyone else’s too!?]. (more…)

By Heidi Kumm, ago
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Well, hello there February. Some how we have already strutted our way into the second month of the year! It seems surreal, but probably because half of January, the proverbial “dead of winter”, has been sunny and warm here in Colorado. We have literally had summery temperatures with a week Read more…

By Heidi Kumm, ago
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From Blonde to Bald

I’m a natural blonde and I’ve always had healthy, long hair. It lightens itself in the summer sunshine, I’ve perfected many variations of the French braid and can loop + tie my hair up with a few bobby pins. It gives my whole look versatility – I can be an unwashed hippy with a buff, a polished professional with a bun or a just a normal happy blonde. About a year and a half ago I mixed things up by adding a wide band of purple/blue/green colors, which was a lot of fun but subtle. (more…)

By Heidi Kumm, ago
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Good Bye Resolutions

Welp, we’re just over two weeks into the New Year and my [very unofficial] resolutions are completely shot. Which is ironic because I made a legitimately fun resolution – eat a donut every day, aka #DonutADay. Turns out there really is such a thing as “too much of a good thing”. Donuts are awesome…but finding a decent one to eat every day is quite the task and after a while donuts get boring! My new plan? Have fun eating donuts - lots of donuts - for the rest of my life. I think I can manage that! (more…)

By Heidi Kumm, ago
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And just like that, December is here! It feels weird to be closing in on the end of 2014. It’s been a long year with many life changes so I am more than ready for whatever 2015 has to offer…but at the same time it feels weird to close out such a massive year, to just be done with it. Of course, I’ll still be signing everything with “2014” well into March so I have plenty of time to adjust! (more…)

By Heidi Kumm, ago
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Beyond the Filters

When the majority of your life is spent online it is EXTREMELY easy to topple over the event horizon and spiral down the black hole of "their life is SO much cooler than mine, why do I suck so much?!". Trust me, I know this. I spend an insane amount of time online and since Twitter is literally my job I cannot just shut off the computer and walk away. I am required to pay attention to everyone else's adventures + accomplishments + awesome lives. It's inspirational, it's motivating and it's full of gorgeous pictures. It is also extremely easy to hate on my own life because it isn't one gigantic snow capped mountain surrounded by farting unicorns and the perfectly composed photo. On the weekends I can turn this off. I can walk away from Instagram, from Twitter, from Feedly...and just get lost in my own little mountain bubble where the mountains majestic and the weather is perfect and everything feels right. (more…)

By Heidi Kumm, ago
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Welcome to October. I kind of love this month. Partly because it's my birthmonth and while I don't actually celebrate all month long you better believe I pull out the "but it's my birthmonth..." whine on occasion! And partly because October's weather means leggings + boots + sweaters + scarves are back to being a staple in my life...and will stay a staple for about 5 months because Colorado is just that awesome! (more…)

By Heidi Kumm, ago
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Wisconsin Wedding Weekend

I spent the last weekend back in Wisconsin. Yup, I voluntarily went to Wisconsin in July where the humidity usually has you sweat while taking a cold shower. I had a good excuse, one of my closest friends was getting married! I still hated her a little for thinking an outdoor wedding in July would be a good idea…but she was right. Turns out Wisconsin kind of loves her – the temperatures were reasonable and the storm clouds worked extra hard to block the sun and hold back their rain! It was a pretty perfect day! It was a beautiful weekend with lots of dresses, flowers, photos and smiles! Of course, I have very little proof of any of this because I failed miserable at taking photos. I was far too busy trying to convince her friends I was normal enough to talk to! (more…)

By Heidi Kumm, ago