Last year I took on the Colorado Six Pack of Peaks Challenge…but failed at completing it. I did spend time in the mountains + I did explore some new-to-me trails, but I didn’t get up all the peaks. But that’s okay, because that is just how the mountains + life […]
It’s been a few years since my mom ventured out to Colorado for a visit. She claims her past visits were a bit ‘stressful’ due to my apparent need to show off all of the things while she was checking out my chunk of the world. I plead the fifth…I […]
I used to be well versed in the art of chasing summits. Key words being “used to be”. Lately, I’ve been happy soaking up the sun near alpine lakes. Just being on the trails makes me happy + my running/race performance has declined right along with my urge to chase down a peak simply because it’s there.
I live a pretty cyclical life — my summers are spent roaming the country + world while my winters are spent working my leggings off in a resort town. This lifestyle isn’t exactly conducive to a small, close-knit group of friends due to constant movement + a crazy work schedule. Instead, it gives me the opportunity to meet all sorts of awesome people that float through my life from time to time. Every once in a while a handful of these cool kids get the same days off work. This happened last month [after a lot of co-worker bribery]. To celebrate we headed into the backwoods of Northern Colorado for our version of “girl’s weekend”.
Spoiler: I finished the Silverton Ultra Marathon 100k race…in 20 hours, 43 minutes. In an attempt to process the whole ordeal I’ve been sharing bits + pieces of my experience on Instagram this past week…but it feels remiss to let this whole event go by without truly writing about it. […]
I wore a puffy jacket this morning…with a summery dress + sandals. I guess that means it’s August in the mountains? Maybe we’ll actually get some fall weather this year? Chilly mornings + steamy afternoons…ah, one can hope! Of course, I’ll take anything that doesn’t involve the lapping flames of […]
I have a whole list of things I’m supposed to be doing. There’s a schedule + each color means something different + getting it all done will make me happy. Except, right at this moment, I’m listening to Shania Twain + Reba McEntire on Spotify while sipping away at a […]
A fun little fact about me become glaringly obvious when I left the city behind + ventured onto the trail of Cinque Terra in Italy…trails are my happy place. Every. Single. Time. Trails are always guaranteed to change my mood, adjust my attitude + give me a whole new perspective […]