When will you become Outdoor Intermediate?

I get this question a lot. I started this blog three years ago, and to some, it might make sense for me to want to move on from the beginner stage. To climb a 14er, or ski some blues, or to at least stop calling myself a beginner now that I know how to pitchContinue reading “When will you become Outdoor Intermediate?”

All the things I never knew I needed.

In an effort to de-stress and simplify my life,my knee-jerk reaction was to unfollow all the brands and magazines I was following on social. I wanted to get rid of the constant barrage of tweets and posts telling me to do X epic adventure instead of whatever “lame” one I may have planned or that I need toContinue reading “All the things I never knew I needed.”

How to deal with your running injury

I’ve been dealing with tendonitis for four months, but admittedly haven’t been a very good patient for most of that time. Since January, I have buckled down, put on a boot, and took a break from any and all potentially cardiovascular exercise. This means no hiking, no running, no horseback riding, NOTHING. Staying positive hasn’tContinue reading “How to deal with your running injury”

Fitting in when you’re a beginner in Colorado

An article in 5280 (magazine in Denver) caught my eye last week. Unfit: Being Overweight in America’s Slimmest State chronicled Rebecca Palcso’s struggle with being very unathletic in the sporty paradise that is Colorado. She moved to Colorado in an effort to motivate herself into being fit, which you may assume went like this: I movedContinue reading “Fitting in when you’re a beginner in Colorado”

The perfect beginner running shoes are probably waiting at Payless

My running shoes are starting to fall apart. There is a hole in the mesh over my pinky toe joint that is ever-increasing with each run I go on, stubbornly hanging on to my first pair of running shoes. They’ve been a great pair, carrying me to some of my most exciting running milestones –Continue reading “The perfect beginner running shoes are probably waiting at Payless”