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{Outdoor Life} Quandary Peak

{Outdoor Life} Quandary Peak

For hubby’s birthday this year, he wanted us to hike Quandary Peak with him. Four of our girls were available, so we spent the night in Breckenridge on the 22nd and hiked on the 23rd. We started just as the sun was rising—as did everyone else, the trailhead was very busy. This is one of the most climbed 14ers because the trailhead is easy access (like Bierstadt). It was slow going overall. My summer training wasn’t the best after the…

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{outdoor life} Slacker Half Marathon

{outdoor life} Slacker Half Marathon

The Slacker Half Marathon was June 25th. It starts at Loveland Ski Area (10,837 feet), and ends in Georgetown (8,504 feet). I still didn’t feel like I had enough training time between the Mickelson and this race. My training was going incredibly well in mid-may (I had one of my best every tempo runs), then I got sick for a week with a respiratory infection. I was able to train a bit before food poisoning/stomach flu, missed the Revel, but…

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{Outdoor Life} highest point in North Dakota

{Outdoor Life} highest point in North Dakota

After running the Mickelson Trail Half (or should I say “plodding along”?) we had planned some fun family activities. One of those activities was conquering the highest point in North Dakota. It was a fun “highest point” as it was a whopping 357 foot climb and less than a mile. The trail is called White Butte and it’s a whopping 3,507 feet high. Since we live at 5,300 feet, it was still lower than our daily lives. The path was…

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{outdoor life} Mickelson Trail half

{outdoor life} Mickelson Trail half

I had originally planned to run the Revel Rockies half marathon on June 4th (two of my daughters were doing the half marathon, and my husband was running the full marathon), but the day of the expo, I started feeling bad. By 5 p.m. I was vomiting and had diarrhea, and it lasted through the night. By 5 a.m., I knew I would have to DNS the race. I was so disappointed. The plan was to run the Mickelson Trail…

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{Outdoor Life} 2022 challenge

{Outdoor Life} 2022 challenge

I had a decent January. It’s tough to get in mileage in cold and icy weather, but it was a start. 46.6 running miles Mileage including walking: 98.73 February 1st I hit my 100 mile marker of my 1,011 miles for 2022. Hubby and I are splitting the total mileage for the year. Our racing season is about to ramp up soon. So far we have scheduled: 10K in March, 15K in May, and two back-to-back half marathons in June.