No Shortcuts
Nov24

No Shortcuts

Repulsive. I run this trail at least once a week and it ticks me off every time. There it is…a shortcut. A shortcut on a trail! I have never taken the shortcut. Why would I? Why would anyone? Oh look, I’m out on a beautiful trail with the mountains in the background and the sun is shinning. I better take this shortcut and get back to my car, my house, my office – quicker. Barf. The goal of running is to let go of the starting...

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The Art of Going Solo
Nov03

The Art of Going Solo

I don’t lack for running partners. As one of the lead members of the TAUR organization I’m pretty recognizable on the trails. My circle of running friends and acquaintances has grown to a number greater than I can count. And yet, often times I still find myself running alone. Whether due to conflicting schedules or a desire to have some time to myself, recently I’ve found that I have done most of my runs solo. I...

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Winning Sucks
Aug14

Winning Sucks

Well…it happened. I won a race. I entered a local 5k for fun on a business trip and won the damn thing. Yep, arms up and people cheering as I crossed the line – the moment was mine. Awful. I know…why so glum chum? Turn that frown upside down. The problem with winning is the winner usually looks for reasons why they won. Well…the local high school track team didn’t show, there was a bigger race across town, the fast runners must have...

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TAUR Around the Globe – 8/4 – 8/10
Aug11

TAUR Around the Globe – 8/4 – 8/10

A few remarkable things happened this week. These photos will tell you what. You people are incredible.      

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up again.
Jul31

up again.

the alarm went off. I quickly muted it and put my ear to the window. rain. I opened my weather app on the phone, to make sure this wasn’t part of a dream. yes, it was raining. I went back to sleep, curling up to my husband. my original plans of Pfiefferhorn to White Baldy would have to wait. I wasn’t going to do that solo in the dark and rain. 40 minutes passed. I woke with a jolt, whispered to my husband I’d be...

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Colorado 14ers: Adventure Ultrarunning
Jun25

Colorado 14ers: Adventure Ultrarunning

Colorado. I love this place. In 2008,  I was fortunate to move here and bring my love of endurance sports with me. Life is different in Colorado. Who you are is what you do. Climber? Skier? Mountain biker? Ultrarunner? It’s not about what you have…it’s what you do. How do you live your life? What do you do with your precious time? I don’t take it for granted when I stop on the trail to let a deer, bear, or moose walk by. I just...

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Bighorn 100 Pre-Race Photo Reflections
Jun18

Bighorn 100 Pre-Race Photo Reflections

This morning I awoke before my 4:50am alarm. I drowsily stumbled around, threw on my favorite soft running clothes, tracked down a handheld and a pair of shoes and tossed them in the car. Scoping out the wildcat ridge It is fitting that my last taper run is where it all started: on Wire – a short, steep mountain climb overlooking Salt Lake City. I turned on my Wire playlist as I drove, realizing I was a few minutes behind. Yes,...

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Bryce 100 Pre Race Report
Jun12

Bryce 100 Pre Race Report

This weekend I will be toeing the line for the Bryce 100. Keeping with my 100 mile rituals, I’m typing this while enjoying a beverage at the town’s only coffee shop. I spend a couple days before the race camping out with my pacer mentally preparing for what’s about to take place. Convincing my body that it’s OK to run 100 miles and getting myself right mentally are just as important as the months of physical preparation that...

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