How to Camp in Winter – A Beginner’s Guide to Sleeping on the Snow

Call me crazy, but I love winter escapades in the mountains and camping on the snow. I have had so many great experiences as an all-season backpacker. Weather doesn't stop me from having an epic adventure! Winter camping is something I look forward to every year. Sleeping on a blanket of snow presents a whole …

Running Pregnant: Real Talk

Real talk: I honestly thought I would be one of those women running up until their due date. I admit, I set an expectation early on that I would be able to continue running throughout my pregnancy. What I didn't realize was just how much my body would change in a short period of time. …

Our Biggest Adventure Yet!

We're pregnant!!! Baby Rose is due September 6, 2020. I am currently 17 weeks along. Hoping to share more about my pregnancy journey and the many adventures to come with our little one!

5 Tips For Eating Healthy on a Budget When You Travel

My husband and I love to travel and we do a lot of it. Travel time can be exhausting when it comes to reaching your destination. One of the things I make sure we plan ahead for is having healthy, nutritious food with us. When you're tired and hangry, you don't make the best nutritional …

Nutrition & Hydration Breakdown for Running an Ultra

This week, my husband and I are traveling home to Washington to compete in the Bigfoot 40 Mile Ultra which circumnavigates Mt. St. Helens! This will be my longest race at 43.5 miles and quite the challenge with over 9,000 ft. of climbing. We've completed our last "big" training run and are settling into this …

Laguna 69 – Acclimating Hike #2

Laguna 69 – Acclimating Hike Numero Dos – 15,100 ft Journal Entry | 10-9-18 Today was magical. It was an early start this morning at 5:00am waiting outside our hostel to be picked up by the tour agency. We got last pick of seats, so we sat in the back. It was a roller coaster the …

Laguna Wilacococha, Peru – Acclimating Hike #1

Acclimating Hikes Before setting out to complete the Cordillera Huayhush Circuit, Jake and I spent 5 days acclimating in the town of Huaraz. From Huaraz (10,000ft), we completed 3 day hikes around the area. all varying in elevation. Our highest elevation reached before starting the Huayhuash Circuit was 15,100ft. Originally, we had planned four day …