About Me

Welcome to my blog ♡  

I’m Christina! I’m an avid  trail runner, nature lover, wild thru hiker and soon-to-be mum. My hope for this blog is to share adventures and what I’ve learned outdoors to help motivate and inspire others to pursue more adventure in their lives. Adventure is an attitude. Whether you’re climbing a mountain peak, exploring a new Country or killin’ it as a stay-at-home Mom – you are in charge of making adventure happen. 

Before we dive into all the good stuff, this is me! I’m happy you’re here.

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Running is my jam! I’ve been running competitively since 2005. I ran track and cross country both in high school and in college.  Overtime my running distances started to grow from 5K’s, to marathons, and now to my new love: trail running and ultras. My longest run is 52 miles and I hope to one day compete in a 100 mile race. Running keeps that fire under me to push to new limits.  My time spent out on the trails reminds me I can do hard things and keep going. I train for trail races year round with my husband. We love traveling new places to compete in races.  

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(Bighorn Mountains, WY)

 I grew up in the Pacific Northwest in Washington state. After high school, I moved to Montana for college and attended Montana State University in Bozeman. After graduating college 2012, my awesome boyfriend (now awesome husband) got a civil engineering job and we moved to Wyoming after we got married in 2014.  Six years later, we’re still rockin’ the small town life. We spend a lot of time backpacking, snowshoeing, and winter camping in the Bighorn Mountains near our home. 

Back in 2017, my husband and I thru-hiked the Pacific Crest Trail. 2,650+ miles from the Mexico border all the way to Canada! Our goal is to continue pursuing long trails. We’ve got our eye on the Continental Divide Trail next. You can read all my daily journals from the PCT and total 2017 statistics, right HERE!

 

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This is Jake, my husband, mountain man & best friend.

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Nothing beets growing your own vegetables ♡ #vegetablepun

When I’m not running, hiking or playing in the mountains, I work – like most people. I spent the first part of my career in Washington teaching health and physical education. Once I moved out to Wyoming, I took my health education degree to another level as a certified health coach and facilitating corporate wellness programs in our community. I’m passionate about helping people reach their health goals and achieving physical and mental well-being. 

That being said, as a health educator, I’m also a nerd for nutrition. What you eat can feed disease or fight it. 

 

I also love to write, make and create! Thru Designs is my little Etsy side hustle, born after my thru hike on the Pacific Crest Trail. I wanted to make things that represented the trail and all the fun to be had outdoors. My designs support those who enjoy being wild and getting out there in nature!

Check out all of my designs HERE!

You can also follow my latest designs on Instagram @ thrudesigns


 

Again, welcome to my blog.    ♡   Christina “Blossom” Rose