Amazing, Awful, Ordinary Life


Life is amazing. And then it’s awful. And then it’s amazing again. And in between the amazing and the awful, it’s ordinary and mundane and routine. Breathe in the amazing, hold on through the awful, and relax and exhale during the ordinary. That’s just living heartbreaking, soul-healing, amazing, awful, ordinary life. And it’s breathtakingly beautiful. […]

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365 Days


A little more than 365 days ago, my car crossed the border into Colorado packed with my dog and everything I owned. It was the start of a new beginning for me. It’s weird how the universe works. If you had asked me even just one year prior to that moment what my big plans […]

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Hideaway 100

PC: Scott Smuin

It was mile 35 and I was 8 and a half hours into my first 100 mile race. I was walking on a smooth single-track downhill, a trail I would normally be head over heels to run, because my achilles was in too much pain to do anything but walk. The race had gone relatively […]

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Finding My Mojo


It’s been a long two months since I last checked in on this space, and apparently a lot can change in two months. I had a big weekend. Big because of adventures, big because of miles, big because of the thousands of feet I climbed. But the weekend was also big because it was the […]

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For the Love of Running


Last August, I signed up for my very first 100 mile ultramarathon.  I signed up to run in a place that I thought was spectacularly beautiful, on a course that I knew would challenge me (if 100 miles weren’t enough of a challenge…). I signed up because I was eager to challenge myself in new […]

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