#withgumptionandgrace

Poor buddy can barely go up and down the stairs right now. Our hike on Friday was too much and I feel like a bad dog mom because I pushed us. True confessions, I wanted to get to the summit. 😔
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Today, we did some light swimming at the swimmin’ hole because it’s Ollie’s favorite and heck since we had to go outside to pee anyway, I figured we may as well go for a drive to the lake for some mountain air and a dip on a hot day.
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He was so feisty when I wouldn’t throw the stick. So focused, so engrained in his blood to fetch, even when his legs were wobbly. So bullheaded, so serious yet playful, so much like his dumbass mom who pushes him maybe a tad too hard sometimes.
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For the most part, we do keep each other in check, both of us resting when either his health or mine needs some extra tender support. It’s a tricky balance sometimes, living a life of finicky health and a relentless quest for adventure. But I’m so glad we’re in it together, me and this sweet being. I just love him so much. 🥰
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#mydogismy #olliehuck #girlsbestfriend #alwaysgoswimming #sundayfunday #lakelife #utawesome #withgumptionandgrace #dogsthathike #getoutstayout #loveyourdog #livealive #companion #livelifeoffleash #lakeswim #fetchyourlife #mountainliving #optoutside
Poor buddy can barely go up and down the stairs right now. Our hike on Friday was too much and I feel like a bad dog mom because I pushed us. True confessions, I wanted to get to the summit. 😔
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Today, we did some light swimming at the swimmin’ hole because it’s Ollie’s favorite and heck since we had to go outside to pee anyway, I figured we may as well go for a drive to the lake for some mountain air and a dip on a hot day.
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He was so feisty when I wouldn’t throw the stick. So focused, so engrained in his blood to fetch, even when his legs were wobbly. So bullheaded, so serious yet playful, so much like his dumbass mom who pushes him maybe a tad too hard sometimes.
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For the most part, we do keep each other in check, both of us resting when either his health or mine needs some extra tender support. It’s a tricky balance sometimes, living a life of finicky health and a relentless quest for adventure. But I’m so glad we’re in it together, me and this sweet being. I just love him so much. 🥰
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#mydogismy #olliehuck #girlsbestfriend #alwaysgoswimming #sundayfunday #lakelife #utawesome #withgumptionandgrace #dogsthathike #getoutstayout #loveyourdog #livealive #companion #livelifeoffleash #lakeswim #fetchyourlife #mountainliving #optoutside
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Photo 1: Today, just me, Ollie, and the breezes.
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Photo 2: The first signs of bonk. Yes, we both bonked today. It happens and wah whoaaa. Back on the homefront sipping on tacos right now to nurse myself back to life 🌮. Ollie’s in snoozeville.
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Photo 3: I think this is what the kids do these days? Hold up the sign from the summit vault? Nailed it. (And don’t judge, it was a hard earned 6596 feet).
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Photo 4: Ollie being the handsomest buddy.
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Photo 5: Me being me. Extra salty.
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Photo 6: August sunflowers and unphotographed dreaming of said tacos.
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Video: Summit 360 vibes, yo ✌🏼. Worth the bonk... I think.
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Overall, Frary, you are one helluva beaut and I underestimated you just a tiny hair. We’ll be back, next time with more water and pocket tacos. Til then...
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#withgumptionandgrace #salomonwmn #timetoplay #newtrailchallenge #hikemoresmilemore #womenwhohike #sheexplores #climbhigh #mountaingirl #cantstopwontstop #hikeon #myoutdoorlife #suunto #summitvibes #peakbag #optoutside #exploredeeper #wanderlust #makeitgood #goalone #solohiker #frarypeak #daringgreatly #findyourbackcountry #dogsthathike #mydogismy #womansbestfriend
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Photo 1: Today, just me, Ollie, and the breezes.

Photo 2: The first signs of bonk. Yes, we both bonked today. It happens and wah whoaaa. Back on the homefront sipping on tacos right now to nurse myself back to life 🌮. Ollie’s in snoozeville.

Photo 3: I think this is what the kids do these days? Hold up the sign from the summit vault? Nailed it. (And don’t judge, it was a hard earned 6596 feet).

Photo 4: Ollie being the handsomest buddy.

Photo 5: Me being me. Extra salty.

Photo 6: August sunflowers and unphotographed dreaming of said tacos.

Video: Summit 360 vibes, yo ✌🏼. Worth the bonk... I think.

Overall, Frary, you are one helluva beaut and I underestimated you just a tiny hair. We’ll be back, next time with more water and pocket tacos. Til then...
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#withgumptionandgrace #salomonwmn #timetoplay #newtrailchallenge #hikemoresmilemore #womenwhohike #sheexplores #climbhigh #mountaingirl #cantstopwontstop #hikeon #myoutdoorlife #suunto #summitvibes #peakbag #optoutside #exploredeeper #wanderlust #makeitgood #goalone #solohiker #frarypeak #daringgreatly #findyourbackcountry #dogsthathike #mydogismy #womansbestfriend
Many years ago, I promised myself I’d do whatever I could to live an extraordinary life. The ticket, I’ve found, is to continuously create a series of noteworthy moments and exist with a never-ending beaming state of mind. 🦄💥🦄
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#backcountryelevated #womenempowered #withgumptionandgrace #optoutside #glamping #sheexplores #liveoutloud #funfirst #adventureeverydamnday #intothewild #mountaingirl #choosemountains #stateofmind #beextraordinary #bravenotperfect #daringgreatly
Many years ago, I promised myself I’d do whatever I could to live an extraordinary life. The ticket, I’ve found, is to continuously create a series of noteworthy moments and exist with a never-ending beaming state of mind. 🦄💥🦄
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#backcountryelevated #womenempowered #withgumptionandgrace #optoutside #glamping #sheexplores #liveoutloud #funfirst #adventureeverydamnday #intothewild #mountaingirl #choosemountains #stateofmind #beextraordinary #bravenotperfect #daringgreatly
Over the past few days I’ve had to beg myself to be brave. Through all the weird and raw feelings hanging inside out, like those salt filled old footprints in the mile-long clay bank of the great salt lake.
Maybe that’s why I love this place so much, because it matches the slightly unsettled inside out feelings of a gal who just picked up her life and placed it elsewhere.
I guess through all the weird and all the raw, I constantly remind myself of this one thing... living inside out IS the brave, even when it doesn’t seem it and even when it hurts.
I’m here because I chose it.
So I stop at that next salt filled footprint, scoop up the crystals in my hand and sprinkle them all around me with a great big out-breath of motherfucking bravery.
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Also, to all of you who randomly reached out to me tonight, whoa. The world knew I needed just a little extra squeeze. 🤗 @jentalagrand, @emma.r.walker, @emilyelliss, @rachshredgnar, @notlostjustdiscovering, @im_nicolemarie, @miraclestar05 who’s wonderful snail mail card landed in my mailbox today, and my neighbor who put a nice note on my door. I’m a lucky, lucky lady.
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#withgumptionandgrace #womenempowered #sheexplores #womenwhohike #getoutstayout #mountaingirl #beutahful #naturebeauty #agirlandherdog #optoutside #wylder #findyourbackcountry #livealive #daringgreatly
Over the past few days I’ve had to beg myself to be brave. Through all the weird and raw feelings hanging inside out, like those salt filled old footprints in the mile-long clay bank of the great salt lake.
Maybe that’s why I love this place so much, because it matches the slightly unsettled inside out feelings of a gal who just picked up her life and placed it elsewhere.
I guess through all the weird and all the raw, I constantly remind myself of this one thing... living inside out IS the brave, even when it doesn’t seem it and even when it hurts.
I’m here because I chose it.
So I stop at that next salt filled footprint, scoop up the crystals in my hand and sprinkle them all around me with a great big out-breath of motherfucking bravery.
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Also, to all of you who randomly reached out to me tonight, whoa. The world knew I needed just a little extra squeeze. 🤗 @jentalagrand, @emma.r.walker, @emilyelliss, @rachshredgnar, @notlostjustdiscovering, @im_nicolemarie, @miraclestar05 who’s wonderful snail mail card landed in my mailbox today, and my neighbor who put a nice note on my door. I’m a lucky, lucky lady.
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#withgumptionandgrace #womenempowered #sheexplores #womenwhohike #getoutstayout #mountaingirl #beutahful #naturebeauty #agirlandherdog #optoutside #wylder #findyourbackcountry #livealive #daringgreatly
Human love can be so darn complex sometimes. I’ve been overthinking that a lot lately. But sometimes it’s not complex at all, like dog love. Sometimes, it’s just so perfectly pure like it’s so linear, without all the zigs and zags that make it all hard. And maybe that’s the lesson after all. Let love be so simple in the mind that there’s only one way to go... deeper in. Love like Ollie.
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#labsofinstagram #adventurebuddy #adventuredog #sheexplores #backcountryelevated #lovehard #lovehardandgiveafuck #livelifeoffleash #withgumptionandgrace #exploredeeper #adventurerverydamnday #womenwhoexplore #intothewoods #doggo #optoutside #mydogismy #olliehuck
Human love can be so darn complex sometimes. I’ve been overthinking that a lot lately. But sometimes it’s not complex at all, like dog love. Sometimes, it’s just so perfectly pure like it’s so linear, without all the zigs and zags that make it all hard. And maybe that’s the lesson after all. Let love be so simple in the mind that there’s only one way to go... deeper in. Love like Ollie.
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#labsofinstagram #adventurebuddy #adventuredog #sheexplores #backcountryelevated #lovehard #lovehardandgiveafuck #livelifeoffleash #withgumptionandgrace #exploredeeper #adventurerverydamnday #womenwhoexplore #intothewoods #doggo #optoutside #mydogismy #olliehuck
My buddy’s aging.
I guess we all are, really. But, it’s been a rough year of leg issues and joint pain and trips to the vet for weird ailments. I think the CBD is helping and I’m pretty sure all the snuggles and bacon scraps are too. When we got to the top of Malans Peak this morning (up which Ollie absolutely crushed 🐾👊🏼) some very fit guy told Ollie he was a very fit guy.
Made me smile.
Kiddo’s still got it...
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#manymorehikes #7.5indogyears #53inpeopleyears #mydogismy #olliehuck #trailbuddy #withgumptionandgrace #dogsthathike #outdoorist #adventureeverydamnday #summitvibes #utah #hikemoresmilemore #choosemountains #myoutdoorlife #sundaychurch #thisismychurch #lifeontrail #salomonwmn #timetoplay #mydailyroutine #optoutside #findyourbackcountry #labsofinstagram #wanderer #outsidetime
My buddy’s aging.
I guess we all are, really. But, it’s been a rough year of leg issues and joint pain and trips to the vet for weird ailments. I think the CBD is helping and I’m pretty sure all the snuggles and bacon scraps are too. When we got to the top of Malans Peak this morning (up which Ollie absolutely crushed 🐾👊🏼) some very fit guy told Ollie he was a very fit guy.
Made me smile.
Kiddo’s still got it...
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#manymorehikes #7.5indogyears #53inpeopleyears #mydogismy #olliehuck #trailbuddy #withgumptionandgrace #dogsthathike #outdoorist #adventureeverydamnday #summitvibes #utah #hikemoresmilemore #choosemountains #myoutdoorlife #sundaychurch #thisismychurch #lifeontrail #salomonwmn #timetoplay #mydailyroutine #optoutside #findyourbackcountry #labsofinstagram #wanderer #outsidetime
Sit as just a speckle and love as hard as you can.
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📸 by photographer @djbrooksjr who captured this moment of Ollie and me when I didn’t realize it. Thank you so much for sharing your lens view with us ☺️.
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#womansbestfriend #exploredeeper #adventureeverydamnday #sheexplores #doepicshit #andshesdopetoo #sunsethunter #dogsthathike #womenempowered #withgumptionandgrace #utahlife #beutahful #womenwhoexplore #livelifeoffleash #ruffwear #mydogismy #olliehuck #labsofinsta #getoutstayout #mountainliving
Sit as just a speckle and love as hard as you can.
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📸 by photographer @djbrooksjr who captured this moment of Ollie and me when I didn’t realize it. Thank you so much for sharing your lens view with us ☺️.
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#womansbestfriend #exploredeeper #adventureeverydamnday #sheexplores #doepicshit #andshesdopetoo #sunsethunter #dogsthathike #womenempowered #withgumptionandgrace #utahlife #beutahful #womenwhoexplore #livelifeoffleash #ruffwear #mydogismy #olliehuck #labsofinsta #getoutstayout #mountainliving
Do you play on the same digs, the same faves, the same old trails all the time? Me too, often enough. But today’s post brings you a challenge to get on a new one!
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This hike last weekend was a new trail for me. It led me to a lake far in the San Juans with an island in it! A place I saw in a magazine many years ago and knew someday my nose would lead me there.
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And finally, it did. Up a steep approach full of the most incredible fields of columbines and a rainbow of wildflowers. Through weird rock formations and long valley views. I didn’t know what would be around each bend, but I knew what the end would look like. Sort of. It looked similar to that magazine, only better in real life, as it always does. Jumping in was a cool nude treat too (read: cold 🥶) and that wasn’t in the magazine either 😳.
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So, I challenge you. Take the new-to-you trail and see where it takes you. A mountaintop maybe or a nice view or a place to sit. A cliff jump, a meadow, a feeling of newness... because after all, sometimes not knowing exactly what’s to come is the most freeing feeling of all.
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Have you been on a new trail lately? Where will you go?
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@salomon
#NewTrailChallenge
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#salomonwmn #sheexlores #withgumptionandgrace #neverstopexploring #wildflowers #cantstopwontstop #wildernessbabes #asdt #coloradical #daringgreatly #optoutside #shemovesmountains #timetoplay #wonderfulwildwomen #traillife #adventuredaily #intothewild #wildernessgirls #dirtysweatyhappy #funfirst #funhogging #womenempowered
Do you play on the same digs, the same faves, the same old trails all the time? Me too, often enough. But today’s post brings you a challenge to get on a new one!
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This hike last weekend was a new trail for me. It led me to a lake far in the San Juans with an island in it! A place I saw in a magazine many years ago and knew someday my nose would lead me there.
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And finally, it did. Up a steep approach full of the most incredible fields of columbines and a rainbow of wildflowers. Through weird rock formations and long valley views. I didn’t know what would be around each bend, but I knew what the end would look like. Sort of. It looked similar to that magazine, only better in real life, as it always does. Jumping in was a cool nude treat too (read: cold 🥶) and that wasn’t in the magazine either 😳.
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So, I challenge you. Take the new-to-you trail and see where it takes you. A mountaintop maybe or a nice view or a place to sit. A cliff jump, a meadow, a feeling of newness... because after all, sometimes not knowing exactly what’s to come is the most freeing feeling of all.
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Have you been on a new trail lately? Where will you go?
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@salomon
#NewTrailChallenge
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#salomonwmn #sheexlores #withgumptionandgrace #neverstopexploring #wildflowers #cantstopwontstop #wildernessbabes #asdt #coloradical #daringgreatly #optoutside #shemovesmountains #timetoplay #wonderfulwildwomen #traillife #adventuredaily #intothewild #wildernessgirls #dirtysweatyhappy #funfirst #funhogging #womenempowered
It wasn’t allll lavender cocktails and pillow fights at the hut this weekend, you guys. We also got properly rad, as a good little group of lady adventurers does, hootin’ and hollerin’ all the live long singletrack.
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📸 @laurietewksbury
#ladyshred #brownpow #adventureeverydamnday #withgumptionandgrace #optoutside #mountainbike #livcycling #liveoutloud #timetoplay #shredly #livealive #adventurechicks #womenwhoexplore #sheexplores #doepicshit #shebelieved
It wasn’t allll lavender cocktails and pillow fights at the hut this weekend, you guys. We also got properly rad, as a good little group of lady adventurers does, hootin’ and hollerin’ all the live long singletrack.
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📸 @laurietewksbury
#ladyshred #brownpow #adventureeverydamnday #withgumptionandgrace #optoutside #mountainbike #livcycling #liveoutloud #timetoplay #shredly #livealive #adventurechicks #womenwhoexplore #sheexplores #doepicshit #shebelieved
#Repost @rjmarcelliano with @get_repost
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Home is all the places the heart feels free. Like, right here, this great big beautiful cabin deep in the San Juans called @redmtnalpinelodge. It’s a place where spirits lift with the tall ceilings, stress fades away with the lavender cocktails, and life seems present and radiant as if nothing else matters but your next outbreath. It’s a haven. A place that fosters perfect community, fresh baked gluten free banana bread upon arrival, beds made for melting after a long days adventure. It’s fresh flowers and a huge fire pit. It’s avocado toast at 11,000 feet. It’s chocolate fondue with carved apple swans at 10 pm to help fuel the table top dance party, as if we needed much coercing. It’s happy tears and belly laughs and conversations that run deep. It’s rugged and beautiful, perfectly balanced. It’s magical and grand and cozy, perfectly balanced too. It’s where adventure is so big and comfort is so epic, where my heart is so very free, like home should be, only next level perfection.
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Added magic from the 22 other women there, too, WOW. And @born.aaron and @jillian.millkey who were the best hutkeepers a group of gals could ask for. We’ll be back, friends... to our dream home, we shall come back to soon. #backcountryelevated
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#huttrip #backcountrylodge #weddingvenue #retreat #cabininthewoods #sanjuans #coloradical #mountainliving #glamping #awalkinthewoods #optoutside #redmtnplungers #wildme #womenempowered #withgumptionandgrace #camberputdoors #outdoorindustry #outsoorist #mountainpeopleunite #findyourbackcountry #hutlife #highalpine #treeline #5billionstarhotel
#Repost @rjmarcelliano with @get_repost
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Home is all the places the heart feels free. Like, right here, this great big beautiful cabin deep in the San Juans called @redmtnalpinelodge. It’s a place where spirits lift with the tall ceilings, stress fades away with the lavender cocktails, and life seems present and radiant as if nothing else matters but your next outbreath. It’s a haven. A place that fosters perfect community, fresh baked gluten free banana bread upon arrival, beds made for melting after a long days adventure. It’s fresh flowers and a huge fire pit. It’s avocado toast at 11,000 feet. It’s chocolate fondue with carved apple swans at 10 pm to help fuel the table top dance party, as if we needed much coercing. It’s happy tears and belly laughs and conversations that run deep. It’s rugged and beautiful, perfectly balanced. It’s magical and grand and cozy, perfectly balanced too. It’s where adventure is so big and comfort is so epic, where my heart is so very free, like home should be, only next level perfection.
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Added magic from the 22 other women there, too, WOW. And @born.aaron and @jillian.millkey who were the best hutkeepers a group of gals could ask for. We’ll be back, friends... to our dream home, we shall come back to soon. #backcountryelevated
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📸 assorted, but mostly @kiefnerb
#huttrip #backcountrylodge #weddingvenue #retreat #cabininthewoods #sanjuans #coloradical #mountainliving #glamping #awalkinthewoods #optoutside #redmtnplungers #wildme #womenempowered #withgumptionandgrace #camberputdoors #outdoorindustry #outsoorist #mountainpeopleunite #findyourbackcountry #hutlife #highalpine #treeline #5billionstarhotel
Home is all the places the heart feels free. Like, right here, this great big beautiful cabin deep in the San Juans called @redmtnalpinelodge. It’s a place where spirits lift with the tall ceilings, stress fades away with the lavender cocktails, and life seems present and radiant as if nothing else matters but your next outbreath. It’s a haven. A place that fosters perfect community, fresh baked gluten free banana bread upon arrival, beds made for melting after a long days adventure. It’s fresh flowers and a huge fire pit. It’s avocado toast at 11,000 feet. It’s chocolate fondue with carved apple swans at 10 pm to help fuel the table top dance party, as if we needed much coercing. It’s happy tears and belly laughs and conversations that run deep. It’s rugged and beautiful, perfectly balanced. It’s magical and grand and cozy, perfectly balanced too. It’s where adventure is so big and comfort is so epic, where my heart is so very free, like home should be, only next level perfection.
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Added magic from the 22 other women there, too, WOW. And @born.aaron and @jillian.millkey who were the best hutkeepers a group of gals could ask for. We’ll be back, friends... to our dream home, we shall come back to soon. #backcountryelevated
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📸 assorted, but mostly @kiefnerb
#huttrip #backcountrylodge #weddingvenue #retreat #cabininthewoods #sanjuans #coloradical #mountainliving #glamping #awalkinthewoods #optoutside #redmtnplungers #wildme #womenempowered #withgumptionandgrace #camberputdoors #outdoorindustry #outsoorist #mountainpeopleunite #findyourbackcountry #hutlife #highalpine #treeline #5billionstarhotel
Home is all the places the heart feels free. Like, right here, this great big beautiful cabin deep in the San Juans called @redmtnalpinelodge. It’s a place where spirits lift with the tall ceilings, stress fades away with the lavender cocktails, and life seems present and radiant as if nothing else matters but your next outbreath. It’s a haven. A place that fosters perfect community, fresh baked gluten free banana bread upon arrival, beds made for melting after a long days adventure. It’s fresh flowers and a huge fire pit. It’s avocado toast at 11,000 feet. It’s chocolate fondue with carved apple swans at 10 pm to help fuel the table top dance party, as if we needed much coercing. It’s happy tears and belly laughs and conversations that run deep. It’s rugged and beautiful, perfectly balanced. It’s magical and grand and cozy, perfectly balanced too. It’s where adventure is so big and comfort is so epic, where my heart is so very free, like home should be, only next level perfection.
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Added magic from the 22 other women there, too, WOW. And @born.aaron and @jillian.millkey who were the best hutkeepers a group of gals could ask for. We’ll be back, friends... to our dream home, we shall come back to soon. #backcountryelevated
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📸 assorted, but mostly @kiefnerb
#huttrip #backcountrylodge #weddingvenue #retreat #cabininthewoods #sanjuans #coloradical #mountainliving #glamping #awalkinthewoods #optoutside #redmtnplungers #wildme #womenempowered #withgumptionandgrace #camberputdoors #outdoorindustry #outsoorist #mountainpeopleunite #findyourbackcountry #hutlife #highalpine #treeline #5billionstarhotel
For many months, I didn’t have much of a long term vision. I was too in the weeds at work, I was pretty darn sick, and it all just felt a little cloudy.
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One of my 2018 goals was to learn to fly fish. I didn’t. Until yesterday. And now, I can’t stop thinking about it. I knew I’d love it. On the mellower of adventure days, the days where all I want to do is listen to the water trickle, letting my thoughts wander into those slower paced sections of water where the fishies may be wandering about, just like me. On the days where nature connection isn’t about my heart rate racing, but my mind connecting instead, in calmness and clarity.
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So, I can see it now. I’m gonna buy a pickup and a fishing rod and some of those cute waders and hang out down by the river a whole bunch, with my handsome dog frolicking about, some brown spotted trout to catch and release, and a whole bunch of slow hours passing right on by.
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And maybe, just maybe, there’ll be my human fish too, if you know what I mean. A handsome angler, just skipping over rocks, taking a lil look at the hip girl in the cute waders just a little ways downstream.
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There, universe. I said it out loud.  Let’s buy this girl a fishin’ pole.
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Huge thanks to @kamiswingle of @braidedflyfish for showing me how it’s done. Cheers to our first day in the water together of many. #ladyanglers
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#flyfishing #coloradoanglers #utahanglers #totheriver #downbytheriver #optoutside #daringgreatly #choosemountains #withgumptionandgrace #intothewild #ladybadass #doepicshit #fishinthesea #coloradical #wildme #mountaingirl #adventureevertdamnday #fishinggirls #gofish #liveoutloud #lifevision
For many months, I didn’t have much of a long term vision. I was too in the weeds at work, I was pretty darn sick, and it all just felt a little cloudy.
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One of my 2018 goals was to learn to fly fish. I didn’t. Until yesterday. And now, I can’t stop thinking about it. I knew I’d love it. On the mellower of adventure days, the days where all I want to do is listen to the water trickle, letting my thoughts wander into those slower paced sections of water where the fishies may be wandering about, just like me. On the days where nature connection isn’t about my heart rate racing, but my mind connecting instead, in calmness and clarity.
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So, I can see it now. I’m gonna buy a pickup and a fishing rod and some of those cute waders and hang out down by the river a whole bunch, with my handsome dog frolicking about, some brown spotted trout to catch and release, and a whole bunch of slow hours passing right on by.
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And maybe, just maybe, there’ll be my human fish too, if you know what I mean. A handsome angler, just skipping over rocks, taking a lil look at the hip girl in the cute waders just a little ways downstream.
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There, universe. I said it out loud. Let’s buy this girl a fishin’ pole.
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Huge thanks to @kamiswingle of @braidedflyfish for showing me how it’s done. Cheers to our first day in the water together of many. #ladyanglers
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📸 @jeaneejames
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#flyfishing #coloradoanglers #utahanglers #totheriver #downbytheriver #optoutside #daringgreatly #choosemountains #withgumptionandgrace #intothewild #ladybadass #doepicshit #fishinthesea #coloradical #wildme #mountaingirl #adventureevertdamnday #fishinggirls #gofish #liveoutloud #lifevision
The moon rose early and yesterday was 13/10.
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Adventures fueled by @redmtnalpinelodge. Bucket list item checked. Heart overflowing.
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📸 @constantly_sara #nofilter
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#backcountryelevated #redmtnplungers #funtervention #withgumptionandgrace #alpinelake #makeitgood #mountainpeopleunite #bravenotperfect #daringgreatly #optoutside #choosemountains #salomonwmn #timetoplay #sanjuans #wanderlust #stayandwander #adventureeverydamnday #polarplunge #justjump #lakedip #funhogging #asdt #womenwhohike
The moon rose early and yesterday was 13/10.
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Adventures fueled by @redmtnalpinelodge. Bucket list item checked. Heart overflowing.
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📸 @constantly_sara #nofilter
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#backcountryelevated #redmtnplungers #funtervention #withgumptionandgrace #alpinelake #makeitgood #mountainpeopleunite #bravenotperfect #daringgreatly #optoutside #choosemountains #salomonwmn #timetoplay #sanjuans #wanderlust #stayandwander #adventureeverydamnday #polarplunge #justjump #lakedip #funhogging #asdt #womenwhohike
I’m probably gonna look like this all weekend. Ya know, just laughing so hard I turn into a weird little mountain goat.
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One more day til we takeover the @redmtnalpinelodge!
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📸 @crashboombang
#backcountryelevated #salomonwmn #sheexplores #funhogging #choosemountains #asdt #rimby #womenempowered #withgumptionandgrace #timetoplay #optoutside #daringgreatly #womenwhoexplore
I’m probably gonna look like this all weekend. Ya know, just laughing so hard I turn into a weird little mountain goat.
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One more day til we takeover the @redmtnalpinelodge!
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📸 @crashboombang
#backcountryelevated #salomonwmn #sheexplores #funhogging #choosemountains #asdt #rimby #womenempowered #withgumptionandgrace #timetoplay #optoutside #daringgreatly #womenwhoexplore
This weekend will be one for the books. I’m heading back to @redmtnalpinelodge to spend 4 days with a bomb group of ladies. The docket includes peak bagging, mountain biking, fly fishing, lavender lemon cocktails, maybe a via Ferrata, and surely bounds of gut laughs inside what could be described as my dream home. This place has my heart.
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The last time I was there was in February for an Ortovox trip. At that time, I’d already interviewed with @Salomon and was just waiting to see if my whole life would shift. I remember having work conversations and feeling funny about it. I hid my secrets behind my manhattan and wondered, with as much presence as I could.
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And whoa, how much has changed since then. I cannot wait to get back, melt into the sheepy throws by the sun soaked windows, sit for meals at a table built for 20something, get up on some jagged ridge lines in the San Juans, and take a naked dip in a cold alpine lake. For all 22 of you ladies coming with me this weekend, I’m literally bursting at the seams with excitement. Let’s show the @redmtnalpinelodge how it’s done... #backcountryelevated.
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Stoked to spend some days with most of these ladies pictured here. We’re spelling Utah, for the record, the day I moved across the state line. But back to CO I go this weekend, to this little slice of perfection with a whole gangle of perfect betties.
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#withgumptionandgrace #salomonwmn #coloradical #timetoplay #mountainpeopleunite #sanjuans #ouraycolorado #redmountainpass #myoutdoorlife #outdoorist #mountainvibes #optoutside #getoutstayout #livealive #daringgreatly #asdt #sheexplores #womenwhoexplore #choosemountains #funhogging #doepicshit
This weekend will be one for the books. I’m heading back to @redmtnalpinelodge to spend 4 days with a bomb group of ladies. The docket includes peak bagging, mountain biking, fly fishing, lavender lemon cocktails, maybe a via Ferrata, and surely bounds of gut laughs inside what could be described as my dream home. This place has my heart.
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The last time I was there was in February for an Ortovox trip. At that time, I’d already interviewed with @Salomon and was just waiting to see if my whole life would shift. I remember having work conversations and feeling funny about it. I hid my secrets behind my manhattan and wondered, with as much presence as I could.
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And whoa, how much has changed since then. I cannot wait to get back, melt into the sheepy throws by the sun soaked windows, sit for meals at a table built for 20something, get up on some jagged ridge lines in the San Juans, and take a naked dip in a cold alpine lake. For all 22 of you ladies coming with me this weekend, I’m literally bursting at the seams with excitement. Let’s show the @redmtnalpinelodge how it’s done... #backcountryelevated.
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Stoked to spend some days with most of these ladies pictured here. We’re spelling Utah, for the record, the day I moved across the state line. But back to CO I go this weekend, to this little slice of perfection with a whole gangle of perfect betties.
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#withgumptionandgrace #salomonwmn #coloradical #timetoplay #mountainpeopleunite #sanjuans #ouraycolorado #redmountainpass #myoutdoorlife #outdoorist #mountainvibes #optoutside #getoutstayout #livealive #daringgreatly #asdt #sheexplores #womenwhoexplore #choosemountains #funhogging #doepicshit
Whoever told you there’s a rule book for being an outdoor explorer has it all wrong. News flash: there’s no such thing, chickadees.
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Some days I feel strong and I put on a fancy tech outfit and get after it, with my @suunto rolling and my mind in for the epic 👊🏼.
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Sometimes I put a ridiculous fanny pack on, turn on some tunes, and walk the trails, slowly, because kumbayah to the skies 🦄.
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Other days I don’t. I don’t have time. I don’t make time. Sometimes I’m tired. Or I just don’t even feel like it 🤷🏼‍♀️.
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Sometimes, like yesterday, I felt like running mid-day. But all I had  with me was a pair of yellow shorts I just bought on clearance from @anthropologie, sort-of lacey undies, a cotton tank, and some dangly earrings. And I ran anyway, down from wherever the hell the chairlift took me at the top of @solitudemountain. Thankfully at least I had proper @salomon footwear FTW 🥳!
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Just do whatever the heck you’re feeling, ok? Don’t over analyze your outfit, your fitness, your schedule, whether you had enough protein for breakfast. You must tune in to your own radio and listen hard to what your precious bod wants. Trust that... hard. Just go when you want. Or don’t. Or do, because no rule book says you can’t run down a mountain in mustard yellow cotton shorts. Mmk?
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#trailselfie #salomonwmn #sheexplores #timetoplay #withgumptionandgrace #daringgreatly #optoutside #trailrun #choosemountains #asdt #womenwhoexplore #findyourbackcountry #utawesome #makeitgood #funhogging #autoimmunewarrior #cirs
Whoever told you there’s a rule book for being an outdoor explorer has it all wrong. News flash: there’s no such thing, chickadees.
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Some days I feel strong and I put on a fancy tech outfit and get after it, with my @suunto rolling and my mind in for the epic 👊🏼.
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Sometimes I put a ridiculous fanny pack on, turn on some tunes, and walk the trails, slowly, because kumbayah to the skies 🦄.
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Other days I don’t. I don’t have time. I don’t make time. Sometimes I’m tired. Or I just don’t even feel like it 🤷🏼‍♀️.
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Sometimes, like yesterday, I felt like running mid-day. But all I had with me was a pair of yellow shorts I just bought on clearance from @anthropologie, sort-of lacey undies, a cotton tank, and some dangly earrings. And I ran anyway, down from wherever the hell the chairlift took me at the top of @solitudemountain. Thankfully at least I had proper @salomon footwear FTW 🥳!
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Just do whatever the heck you’re feeling, ok? Don’t over analyze your outfit, your fitness, your schedule, whether you had enough protein for breakfast. You must tune in to your own radio and listen hard to what your precious bod wants. Trust that... hard. Just go when you want. Or don’t. Or do, because no rule book says you can’t run down a mountain in mustard yellow cotton shorts. Mmk?
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#trailselfie #salomonwmn #sheexplores #timetoplay #withgumptionandgrace #daringgreatly #optoutside #trailrun #choosemountains #asdt #womenwhoexplore #findyourbackcountry #utawesome #makeitgood #funhogging #autoimmunewarrior #cirs
Introvert or extrovert.
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I was never really quite sure, so I always went back to my theory that I’m an introvert with trained extrovert habits. If that’s even a thing. But they say, what determines this is your preffered setting of rejuvenation, either alone or with people. And I could never choose which felt more needed for me. What I do know however, is that I’m a naturevert. Solo or with others, it doesn’t matter. But this right here is my rejuvenation, my recharge, my connection, my reason for being. So maybe when people ask from now on, I’ll just say that I need no walls, please. Others are allowed or not. The wilder, the better.
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Anyone else? Category three: naturevert 💁🏼‍♀️?
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@emilyelliss
#salomonwmn #sheexplores #womenwhoexplore #andshesdopetoo #naturelovers #neature #naturevert #intothewild #myoutdoorstory #choosemountains #mountainpeopleunite #galsonthemove #deuter #deuterusa #backpacking #beutahful #traillife #protectourparks #optoutside #outdoorist #findyourbackcountry #rugged #dirtysweatyhappy #bravenotperfect #withgumptionandgrace #cantstopwontstop
Introvert or extrovert.
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I was never really quite sure, so I always went back to my theory that I’m an introvert with trained extrovert habits. If that’s even a thing. But they say, what determines this is your preffered setting of rejuvenation, either alone or with people. And I could never choose which felt more needed for me. What I do know however, is that I’m a naturevert. Solo or with others, it doesn’t matter. But this right here is my rejuvenation, my recharge, my connection, my reason for being. So maybe when people ask from now on, I’ll just say that I need no walls, please. Others are allowed or not. The wilder, the better.
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Anyone else? Category three: naturevert 💁🏼‍♀️?
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@emilyelliss
#salomonwmn #sheexplores #womenwhoexplore #andshesdopetoo #naturelovers #neature #naturevert #intothewild #myoutdoorstory #choosemountains #mountainpeopleunite #galsonthemove #deuter #deuterusa #backpacking #beutahful #traillife #protectourparks #optoutside #outdoorist #findyourbackcountry #rugged #dirtysweatyhappy #bravenotperfect #withgumptionandgrace #cantstopwontstop
I’m just a regular gal striving to do slightly better than ordinary things, making the very most of the imperfections I struggle with, and always reminding my wild and true self to create a little bubble of joy wherever I wander in this great big stunner of a world.
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You and me both though, right? Aren’t you too, shouldn’t we all?
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#salomonWMN #sheexplores #adventureeverydammday #wanderlust #summitvibes #benlomond #ogdenutah #beutahful #climbhigher #mymountainlife #funhogging #timetoplay #dirtysweatyhappy #forgeyourpath #withgumptionandgrace #nevergiveup
I’m just a regular gal striving to do slightly better than ordinary things, making the very most of the imperfections I struggle with, and always reminding my wild and true self to create a little bubble of joy wherever I wander in this great big stunner of a world.

You and me both though, right? Aren’t you too, shouldn’t we all?
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#salomonWMN #sheexplores #adventureeverydammday #wanderlust #summitvibes #benlomond #ogdenutah #beutahful #climbhigher #mymountainlife #funhogging #timetoplay #dirtysweatyhappy #forgeyourpath #withgumptionandgrace #nevergiveup
🎧 “One of the best things you can do for others with an invisible illness is simply to say, ‘I believe you.’” ⁣
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In this week’s episode of #SheExploresPodcast, @rjmarcelliano shares her 10 year struggle with autoimmune diseases, kicked off by a mold illness. Besides the physical effects, one of the hardest parts is the stigma of lesser known illnesses. ⁣
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Becky kept it hidden at first because she was scared that she would miss out on opportunities and that her friends wouldn’t understand. She didn’t want it to be part of her identity. But in opening up #withgumptionandgrace, she’s found more connection with her friends and community. ⁣
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Listen wherever you find podcasts - linked in our profile!⁣
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📸 @rjmarcelliano #sheexplores #autoimmune #moldillness #womenwhohike
🎧 “One of the best things you can do for others with an invisible illness is simply to say, ‘I believe you.’” ⁣

In this week’s episode of #SheExploresPodcast, @rjmarcelliano shares her 10 year struggle with autoimmune diseases, kicked off by a mold illness. Besides the physical effects, one of the hardest parts is the stigma of lesser known illnesses. ⁣

Becky kept it hidden at first because she was scared that she would miss out on opportunities and that her friends wouldn’t understand. She didn’t want it to be part of her identity. But in opening up #withgumptionandgrace, she’s found more connection with her friends and community. ⁣

Listen wherever you find podcasts - linked in our profile!⁣

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📸 @rjmarcelliano #sheexplores #autoimmune #moldillness #womenwhohike
It’s like alpine terrain right above town. Streams of runoff, fields of scree, a few remaining pockets of snow, and perfect rugged ridge lines. Ogden, you’re alright.
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It’s a few good gals who said Yes to starting an overnight at 9 PM. We chugged beers at the trailhead and huffed 6 miles uphill to the saddle of Ben Lomond mountain. A few sets of glowing eyes later (😳, just 🦌), a few trip-ups on roots that were  hiding in the dark (💁🏼‍♀️), and a lot of strong hopes that all the foliage swooshing our legs wasn’t poison ivy (😬🍃). We threw our sleeping pads down in the dirt, on a slant, in swarms of skeeters, in the sprinkles of rain even though the forecast said 0% (tent not necessary 🤷🏼‍♀️), and tried to sleep (def didn’t). We rose early, drank coffee in our sleeping bags, and stashed our backpacks in the trees to tag the summit in the early morning light. It was perfect. And from there, all the way down we went amongst mile after mile of the most amazing wildflowers we didn’t get to see in the dark.
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Cheers to micro-adventuring, where most things go right. My body hurts and I’m happy.
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Thanks to @crashboombang and @emilyelliss for saying Yes. Butt sledding for the win (aside from a few cheek abrasions... 🍑).
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#timetoplay #salomonWMN #weekdaywarrior #pioneerday #choosemountains #bravenotperfect #summitvibes #benlomond #beutahful #utawesome #funhogging #womenempowered #shebelievedshecouldsoshedid #wonderfulwildwomen #rimby #asdt #withgumptionandgrace
It’s like alpine terrain right above town. Streams of runoff, fields of scree, a few remaining pockets of snow, and perfect rugged ridge lines. Ogden, you’re alright.
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It’s a few good gals who said Yes to starting an overnight at 9 PM. We chugged beers at the trailhead and huffed 6 miles uphill to the saddle of Ben Lomond mountain. A few sets of glowing eyes later (😳, just 🦌), a few trip-ups on roots that were hiding in the dark (💁🏼‍♀️), and a lot of strong hopes that all the foliage swooshing our legs wasn’t poison ivy (😬🍃). We threw our sleeping pads down in the dirt, on a slant, in swarms of skeeters, in the sprinkles of rain even though the forecast said 0% (tent not necessary 🤷🏼‍♀️), and tried to sleep (def didn’t). We rose early, drank coffee in our sleeping bags, and stashed our backpacks in the trees to tag the summit in the early morning light. It was perfect. And from there, all the way down we went amongst mile after mile of the most amazing wildflowers we didn’t get to see in the dark.
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Cheers to micro-adventuring, where most things go right. My body hurts and I’m happy.
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Thanks to @crashboombang and @emilyelliss for saying Yes. Butt sledding for the win (aside from a few cheek abrasions... 🍑).
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#timetoplay #salomonWMN #weekdaywarrior #pioneerday #choosemountains #bravenotperfect #summitvibes #benlomond #beutahful #utawesome #funhogging #womenempowered #shebelievedshecouldsoshedid #wonderfulwildwomen #rimby #asdt #withgumptionandgrace
🎧 With humility, my friends 🎧
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I’ve been listening to the @she_explores podcast for years. It’s full of stories about adventure, hardship, triumph, diversity, real life shit, and a whole lot of badassery. It’s full of stories from my heroes. But the story in this week’s episode is mine. And golly, I’m just plain old honored.
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I’ll tell you a little about my earliest years in the outdoors and the three passions which have led me everywhere. I’ll share my journey with chronic illness because I’ve realized that vulnerability within it is better than fear of it. And I’ll give you a tip or two on empowerment. It was my parents who set that tone for me many years ago, encouraging me to choose my own path, work really hard, and earn my independence. The episode includes a little bit of all my favorite things. I hope you enjoy it. Click the link in my bio or find it on the She Explores podcast wherever you tune in.
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#liveoutloud #createyourhappy #forgeyourownpath #adventureon #autoimmunewarrior #autoimmuneprotocol #cirs #hashimotos #lupus #sjogrens #hashiswarrior #cantstopwontstop #exploredeeper #optoutside #wonderfulwildwomen #salomonwmn #withgumptionandgrace #gritandgrace #bravenotperfect #choosemountains #ladyshred #shemovesmountains #wildandfree #wanderlust
🎧 With humility, my friends 🎧
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I’ve been listening to the @she_explores podcast for years. It’s full of stories about adventure, hardship, triumph, diversity, real life shit, and a whole lot of badassery. It’s full of stories from my heroes. But the story in this week’s episode is mine. And golly, I’m just plain old honored.
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I’ll tell you a little about my earliest years in the outdoors and the three passions which have led me everywhere. I’ll share my journey with chronic illness because I’ve realized that vulnerability within it is better than fear of it. And I’ll give you a tip or two on empowerment. It was my parents who set that tone for me many years ago, encouraging me to choose my own path, work really hard, and earn my independence. The episode includes a little bit of all my favorite things. I hope you enjoy it. Click the link in my bio or find it on the She Explores podcast wherever you tune in.
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#liveoutloud #createyourhappy #forgeyourownpath #adventureon #autoimmunewarrior #autoimmuneprotocol #cirs #hashimotos #lupus #sjogrens #hashiswarrior #cantstopwontstop #exploredeeper #optoutside #wonderfulwildwomen #salomonwmn #withgumptionandgrace #gritandgrace #bravenotperfect #choosemountains #ladyshred #shemovesmountains #wildandfree #wanderlust
🎧 “Success for me would be to shine enough to empower those around me to shine, too. I think that would be my biggest win in life.”⁣⁣
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In this week’s episode of #SheExploresPodcast, @rjmarcelliano shares her big leap from an art teacher to working her way up to be a marketing manager in the outdoor industry (she currently works at Salomon). For some, success might look like finding a career you love while making time for the outdoors. For Becky, it looks like lifting women up with her.⁣⁣
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Listen wherever you find podcasts. Learn more on the episode landing page on She-Explores.com, linked in our profile! | 📸 @rjmarcelliano⁣⁣ with her “lap dog” Ollie 😂
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#sheexplores #project16x #withgumptionandgrace #salomonwmn #dogsthathike #optoutside
🎧 “Success for me would be to shine enough to empower those around me to shine, too. I think that would be my biggest win in life.”⁣⁣
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In this week’s episode of #SheExploresPodcast, @rjmarcelliano shares her big leap from an art teacher to working her way up to be a marketing manager in the outdoor industry (she currently works at Salomon). For some, success might look like finding a career you love while making time for the outdoors. For Becky, it looks like lifting women up with her.⁣⁣
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Listen wherever you find podcasts. Learn more on the episode landing page on She-Explores.com, linked in our profile! | 📸 @rjmarcelliano⁣⁣ with her “lap dog” Ollie 😂
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#sheexplores #project16x #withgumptionandgrace #salomonwmn #dogsthathike #optoutside
I’m headed on a plane again. Utah to Chicago to New Jersey to Connecticut. It was a recoop week between travels. I didn’t exercise once. I didn’t play outside. I didn’t even set foot on trail, actually.
But hey.
No one’s judging me, as long as I’m not judging myself.
I unpacked.
I worked a lot.
I ate no gluten.
I ran errands.
Heck, I rested.
So, there it is. 
We can’t be everything all the time. There are shifts in focus and need. And this week needed to be a lot of things. I just didn’t fit playing outside into my days. And you know what? I’m no less of an outdoorist. If you didn’t get outside yet this week or any other week for that matter, you’re no less of an outdoorist either.
It’s your path.
Without rules.
However you wanna scribe it.
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📸 @kevasey + @project16x 
#whenwomxnlead #whenwomenlead #mountaingirl #wildme #natureconnection #thisismychurch #wilderness #outdoorist #forceofnature #optoutside #salomonwmn #sweatydirtyhappy #livealive #project16x #neature #withgumptionandgrace #womenwhoexplore #desertvibes #goatworthy #babesinthewild #timetoplay #liveadventurously #letscamp #mountainpeopleunite
I’m headed on a plane again. Utah to Chicago to New Jersey to Connecticut. It was a recoop week between travels. I didn’t exercise once. I didn’t play outside. I didn’t even set foot on trail, actually.
But hey.
No one’s judging me, as long as I’m not judging myself.
I unpacked.
I worked a lot.
I ate no gluten.
I ran errands.
Heck, I rested.
So, there it is.
We can’t be everything all the time. There are shifts in focus and need. And this week needed to be a lot of things. I just didn’t fit playing outside into my days. And you know what? I’m no less of an outdoorist. If you didn’t get outside yet this week or any other week for that matter, you’re no less of an outdoorist either.
It’s your path.
Without rules.
However you wanna scribe it.
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📸 @kevasey + @project16x
#whenwomxnlead #whenwomenlead #mountaingirl #wildme #natureconnection #thisismychurch #wilderness #outdoorist #forceofnature #optoutside #salomonwmn #sweatydirtyhappy #livealive #project16x #neature #withgumptionandgrace #womenwhoexplore #desertvibes #goatworthy #babesinthewild #timetoplay #liveadventurously #letscamp #mountainpeopleunite
Keep your legs crossed, they say.
No problem.
Can do.
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@salomon #salomonwmn
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#breakthecliche #traveldeeper #eurotrip #getoutstayout #womenempowered #livebig  #withgumptionandgrace #sheexplores #goyourownway #forgeyourownpath #outdoorist #wildernessculture #wildme
Keep your legs crossed, they say.
No problem.
Can do.
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@salomon #salomonwmn
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📸 @kimberly.strom
#breakthecliche #traveldeeper #eurotrip #getoutstayout #womenempowered #livebig #withgumptionandgrace #sheexplores #goyourownway #forgeyourownpath #outdoorist #wildernessculture #wildme
Sometimes I just want to be normal. I want to eat all the pizza and croissants like everyone else. And so I did all last week in Europe. Rebellion maybe, like I don’t give a shit. Hope maybe, like I’ve beat this thing. Tired maybe, of having food choices challenge me everyday. And the bummer is, it sent me into a flare. My ankles are sore and my left shoulder hurts so bad I can’t turn my head to that side. My arms are itchy. My gut is angry to the point that all foods, even good ones, make it hurt. My eyes burn and I’m exhausted. I’ve napped hard the last couple days. And then I’ll rally. I’ve still hiked and vacuumed the car and went to brunch. And that’s just the thing with this thing. It’s not so bad, really. I’m fine, really. But it’s so finicky. My system attacks its own connective tissue: joints, muscle, cartilage, gut lining, and skin. I’m just so thankful for all the things that go right, ya know? We’re allowed to screw up, we’re allowed to feel pain, we’re allowed to struggle. Sometimes we just don’t have a choice. But rally when you can. Rally as much as you can. This life is worth all the rallying for all the things you care about, like dog kisses in a field of wildflowers on a perfect summer day. Thankfully, the lows turn into highs again, and before too long, you’ll be on top of the world once more.
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Looking forward to recording a podcast about my health story soon. Maybe this flare up was just setting the tone 🤷🏼‍♀️... more on that soon!
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#withgumptionandgrace #autoimmunewarrior #lupus #sjogrens #createyourhappy #autoimmuneprotocol #dogsthathike #sheexplores #boulderCO #hikemoresmilemore #getoutstayout #wildme #outdoorist #adventureeverydamnday #optoutside #natureconnection #livelifeoffleash
Sometimes I just want to be normal. I want to eat all the pizza and croissants like everyone else. And so I did all last week in Europe. Rebellion maybe, like I don’t give a shit. Hope maybe, like I’ve beat this thing. Tired maybe, of having food choices challenge me everyday. And the bummer is, it sent me into a flare. My ankles are sore and my left shoulder hurts so bad I can’t turn my head to that side. My arms are itchy. My gut is angry to the point that all foods, even good ones, make it hurt. My eyes burn and I’m exhausted. I’ve napped hard the last couple days. And then I’ll rally. I’ve still hiked and vacuumed the car and went to brunch. And that’s just the thing with this thing. It’s not so bad, really. I’m fine, really. But it’s so finicky. My system attacks its own connective tissue: joints, muscle, cartilage, gut lining, and skin. I’m just so thankful for all the things that go right, ya know? We’re allowed to screw up, we’re allowed to feel pain, we’re allowed to struggle. Sometimes we just don’t have a choice. But rally when you can. Rally as much as you can. This life is worth all the rallying for all the things you care about, like dog kisses in a field of wildflowers on a perfect summer day. Thankfully, the lows turn into highs again, and before too long, you’ll be on top of the world once more.
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Looking forward to recording a podcast about my health story soon. Maybe this flare up was just setting the tone 🤷🏼‍♀️... more on that soon!
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#withgumptionandgrace #autoimmunewarrior #lupus #sjogrens #createyourhappy #autoimmuneprotocol #dogsthathike #sheexplores #boulderCO #hikemoresmilemore #getoutstayout #wildme #outdoorist #adventureeverydamnday #optoutside #natureconnection #livelifeoffleash
I found out yesterday that one of the supplements I’ve been taking for about 8 years has wheat germ in it. Wheat and gluten are the #1 food triggers of Lupus disease 🤦🏼‍♀️. It’s for eye support, just one of many things that can flare for me. I thought it was just something I’d always take, as I found some good relief with it, it seemed, several doctors ago.
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And this is how chronic illness goes. There’s ups and there’s downs and smack your head moments and breakthroughs. It’s a long-term game of gratitude and progression and hopes that the smiles and painless days outweigh the ones of defeat. It’s trial and error and feelings of WTF when you realize you’ve done something dumb. If I’m gonna gluten myself, I’d rather eat a pizza in Italy, thankyouverymuch. Never again will I not read the label of a supplement 🤯.
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I guess the point of the story is that doing something because you always have isn’t good enough. Challenge it. Ask questions. Investigate. Circle back. Don’t settle. I’m really glad I took my whole bag of supplements to the doc yesterday for a check in. I’m really glad he’s so damn smart.
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And on the topic of habits, yes... I climbed Sanitas this morning. But it’s ok. I’m pretty sure it’s a good kind of daily drug, not a lick of gluten in sight 🥳.
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📸 @micheleleifer
#withgumptionandgrace #salomonwmn #autoimmunedisease #autoimmuneprotocol #autoimmunewarrior #lupus #sjogrens #hashimotosdisease #cirs #moldillness #livingwithdisease #cantstopwontstop #mountaingirl #boulderCO #hikemoresmilemore #shebelievedshecouldsoshedid #shemovesmountains #rimby #wonderfulwildwomen #optoutside #hikerchick #sheexplores #hikemoresmilemore
I found out yesterday that one of the supplements I’ve been taking for about 8 years has wheat germ in it. Wheat and gluten are the #1 food triggers of Lupus disease 🤦🏼‍♀️. It’s for eye support, just one of many things that can flare for me. I thought it was just something I’d always take, as I found some good relief with it, it seemed, several doctors ago.
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And this is how chronic illness goes. There’s ups and there’s downs and smack your head moments and breakthroughs. It’s a long-term game of gratitude and progression and hopes that the smiles and painless days outweigh the ones of defeat. It’s trial and error and feelings of WTF when you realize you’ve done something dumb. If I’m gonna gluten myself, I’d rather eat a pizza in Italy, thankyouverymuch. Never again will I not read the label of a supplement 🤯.
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I guess the point of the story is that doing something because you always have isn’t good enough. Challenge it. Ask questions. Investigate. Circle back. Don’t settle. I’m really glad I took my whole bag of supplements to the doc yesterday for a check in. I’m really glad he’s so damn smart.
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And on the topic of habits, yes... I climbed Sanitas this morning. But it’s ok. I’m pretty sure it’s a good kind of daily drug, not a lick of gluten in sight 🥳.
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📸 @micheleleifer
#withgumptionandgrace #salomonwmn #autoimmunedisease #autoimmuneprotocol #autoimmunewarrior #lupus #sjogrens #hashimotosdisease #cirs #moldillness #livingwithdisease #cantstopwontstop #mountaingirl #boulderCO #hikemoresmilemore #shebelievedshecouldsoshedid #shemovesmountains #rimby #wonderfulwildwomen #optoutside #hikerchick #sheexplores #hikemoresmilemore
Playing nicely.
Most of the time.
The other times are when we know we have some work to do.
Some things to stand up for.
Some people to empower. 
Some cliches to smash.
Some rules to prove wrong.
And then.
That’s when we get together.
Get sassy.
And get going.
#salomonwmn
@salomon
Shoes: Salomon Outline
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#timetoplay #shemovesmountains #doepicshit #mountaingirls #womenwhocrush #badassbabes #withgumptionandgrace #sheexplores #womenwhoexplore #hikemore #traveldeeper #dirtysweatyhappy #liveyourbestlife #cantstopwontstop #livealive #intothewild #salomon #hikethealps #optoutside #empoweredwomen #wonderfulwildwomen #outdoorist #camberoutdoors #forgeyourpath
Playing nicely.
Most of the time.
The other times are when we know we have some work to do.
Some things to stand up for.
Some people to empower.
Some cliches to smash.
Some rules to prove wrong.
And then.
That’s when we get together.
Get sassy.
And get going.
#salomonwmn
@salomon
Shoes: Salomon Outline
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#timetoplay #shemovesmountains #doepicshit #mountaingirls #womenwhocrush #badassbabes #withgumptionandgrace #sheexplores #womenwhoexplore #hikemore #traveldeeper #dirtysweatyhappy #liveyourbestlife #cantstopwontstop #livealive #intothewild #salomon #hikethealps #optoutside #empoweredwomen #wonderfulwildwomen #outdoorist #camberoutdoors #forgeyourpath
How do you measure leadership, anyway? Is it a job title or a salary? A reputation or a feeling? I think leadership is personal more than positional.
Ain’t it though?
Can you name those in positions of power who don’t inspire? Do you know someone sitting at the top who has no ideas to share?
Yea, me too.
Then, think about who you know who makes others feel empowered. Think about those who understand that lifting others is leadership. Those who let others share, who provide autonomy and build trust. Those who listen more than they speak. Those who make others feel really darn good. 
Man. That’s the stuff.
So, remember that it’s not your position that defines you. It’s you. The human you. Your ability to give. trust. build. create. inspire.
That’s effective leadership.
I’ll stand by that every damn day for the rest of my career.
Personal first.
The position will come.
Are you with me?
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#womenempowered #withgumptionandgrace #sheexplores #salomonwmn #mountaingirl #outdoorist #girlsinthewild #wildme #getoutside #optoutside #shemovesmountains #camberoutdoors
How do you measure leadership, anyway? Is it a job title or a salary? A reputation or a feeling? I think leadership is personal more than positional.
Ain’t it though?
Can you name those in positions of power who don’t inspire? Do you know someone sitting at the top who has no ideas to share?
Yea, me too.
Then, think about who you know who makes others feel empowered. Think about those who understand that lifting others is leadership. Those who let others share, who provide autonomy and build trust. Those who listen more than they speak. Those who make others feel really darn good.
Man. That’s the stuff.
So, remember that it’s not your position that defines you. It’s you. The human you. Your ability to give. trust. build. create. inspire.
That’s effective leadership.
I’ll stand by that every damn day for the rest of my career.
Personal first.
The position will come.
Are you with me?
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#womenempowered #withgumptionandgrace #sheexplores #salomonwmn #mountaingirl #outdoorist #girlsinthewild #wildme #getoutside #optoutside #shemovesmountains #camberoutdoors
Let the next two months of adventure begin 🗺✈️🚘.
• Dinosaur National Monument camping 🦖.
• Boulder to drop off Ollie with his other Mom 🙏🏻 and do Bouldery things 💥.
• Denver for Outdoor Retailer 🌿🎉.
• Switzerland for a drive through 🚗.
• France for meetings 🥾☕️💻.
• Italy for a media trip 🏔🚠🍷🧀💅🏻👣.
• Boulder for friends and gluten free donuts👯‍♀️🍩.
• Camping somewhere en route home to UT for a bit ⛺️🏜🇺🇸.
• Chicago for a little women’s empowerment 💪🏼🥳.
• New Jersey for family beach time 🏖🏡. • Connecticut to see the extended fam 🍺⛵️🍔.
• Colorado to pick up Ollie 🐾
• Ouray for some fancy hut trippin 🌼🍀🦄...
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Is this even real 🥰🤩?!
It’s true, I do really enjoy being home. But there’s not a single thing on this list that I’d want to give up. It’s all my people, my passions, my power. So, as I pack up the car for 4 trips in 1, I’m so grateful. With a few good pairs of @salomon shoes, a very excited dog, and a heart full of stoke, let the good times roll. As for home, it’ll be right where I left it on the flip side. Peace out!✌🏻😎
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📸 @emma.r.walker 
#withgumptionandgrace #womenontheroad #dreamjob #travelling #mountaingirl #believeinunicorns #cantstopwontstop #aroundtheworld #liveoutloud #funhogging #allthefun
Let the next two months of adventure begin 🗺✈️🚘.
• Dinosaur National Monument camping 🦖.
• Boulder to drop off Ollie with his other Mom 🙏🏻 and do Bouldery things 💥.
• Denver for Outdoor Retailer 🌿🎉.
• Switzerland for a drive through 🚗.
• France for meetings 🥾☕️💻.
• Italy for a media trip 🏔🚠🍷🧀💅🏻👣.
• Boulder for friends and gluten free donuts👯‍♀️🍩.
• Camping somewhere en route home to UT for a bit ⛺️🏜🇺🇸.
• Chicago for a little women’s empowerment 💪🏼🥳.
• New Jersey for family beach time 🏖🏡. • Connecticut to see the extended fam 🍺⛵️🍔.
• Colorado to pick up Ollie 🐾
• Ouray for some fancy hut trippin 🌼🍀🦄...
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Is this even real 🥰🤩?!
It’s true, I do really enjoy being home. But there’s not a single thing on this list that I’d want to give up. It’s all my people, my passions, my power. So, as I pack up the car for 4 trips in 1, I’m so grateful. With a few good pairs of @salomon shoes, a very excited dog, and a heart full of stoke, let the good times roll. As for home, it’ll be right where I left it on the flip side. Peace out!✌🏻😎
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📸 @emma.r.walker
#withgumptionandgrace #womenontheroad #dreamjob #travelling #mountaingirl #believeinunicorns #cantstopwontstop #aroundtheworld #liveoutloud #funhogging #allthefun
There’s a thing or two about those earliest moments of light that make me feel the most connected. Maybe it’s that there’s no expectation of accomplishing anything during that time. Maybe it’s like I’m winning the jackpot on the time machine, like I just got a free little snippet. Maybe it’s just the beauty of it, the colors and the clouds and the changing light. Maybe most of all it’s the immense calm and the anticipation that something stellar is about to come. Another s’more, another belly laugh, another lucky little day.
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#sunrisehunter #withgumptionandgrace #adventurebuddy #livelifeoffleash #myadventurebuddy #earlybird #desertvibes #optoutside #outdoorist #cantstopwontstop #liveyourbestlife #morningpeace #sunrise #camplife #shemovesmountains #womenontheroad #funhogging #wonderfulwildwomen #wandered
There’s a thing or two about those earliest moments of light that make me feel the most connected. Maybe it’s that there’s no expectation of accomplishing anything during that time. Maybe it’s like I’m winning the jackpot on the time machine, like I just got a free little snippet. Maybe it’s just the beauty of it, the colors and the clouds and the changing light. Maybe most of all it’s the immense calm and the anticipation that something stellar is about to come. Another s’more, another belly laugh, another lucky little day.
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#sunrisehunter #withgumptionandgrace #adventurebuddy #livelifeoffleash #myadventurebuddy #earlybird #desertvibes #optoutside #outdoorist #cantstopwontstop #liveyourbestlife #morningpeace #sunrise #camplife #shemovesmountains #womenontheroad #funhogging #wonderfulwildwomen #wandered
Just an old rickety watercolor set and a late afternoon sliver of time.
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#mustdothismore #likeridingabike #pleinair #pleinairpainting #withgumptionandgrace #orangeisoptimism #sheexplores #womenontheroad #whenwomxnlead #watercolor #paintingthewild #lifeoutside #allthefun #liveoutloud #create #createyourhappy
In a busy lead up to the weekend and a hold-the-dates we’ll-figure-it-out-later approach, @jgrayfitch and I decided to head to Moab the night before departure. It’ll be crowded, we said, but whatever. Just as I was pulling into town, I saw Sunshine, the @idletheorybus parked by the water refill spring. “Kit” I yelled and before we knew it, I followed her down a dirt road to a magical spot south of town. And this is how it went. The next day @thebuslife and @inheadlights arrived in a sort-of last minute plan and we hiked with @thatslacklinegirl and sort-of last minute @howsheviewsit couldn’t make it but was definitely there in spirit. We cooked amazing meals together, watched the satellites in the starry sky, watercolored the landscape, sat idle, sat sipping coffee, sat staring at the crackling flames of the fire into the night as we cracked open our vulnerabilities and the dogs napped in the dirt. It was all so unexpectedly good to be surrounded not with one rad friend as planned but with several who kept showing up, open to new friendship, deep conversation, and contribution to the group. I knew the weekend would be rad... but this was next level. I’m sunburnt, light, and so happy. Thanks for showing up, friends. It’s a real good life when you do.
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#withgumptionandgrace #suckallthemarrowoutoflife #orangeisoptimism #sheexplores #womenonthrroad #intothewild #wildme #beutahful #camping #adventureeverydamnday #downadirtroad #sitandponder #stayandwander #girlsweekend #outdoorlife #alifewelllived #5millionstarhotel #vanlife #hikemoreworryless #alwaysgoswimming #allthefun #optoutside #backcountryliving
In a busy lead up to the weekend and a hold-the-dates we’ll-figure-it-out-later approach, @jgrayfitch and I decided to head to Moab the night before departure. It’ll be crowded, we said, but whatever. Just as I was pulling into town, I saw Sunshine, the @idletheorybus parked by the water refill spring. “Kit” I yelled and before we knew it, I followed her down a dirt road to a magical spot south of town. And this is how it went. The next day @thebuslife and @inheadlights arrived in a sort-of last minute plan and we hiked with @thatslacklinegirl and sort-of last minute @howsheviewsit couldn’t make it but was definitely there in spirit. We cooked amazing meals together, watched the satellites in the starry sky, watercolored the landscape, sat idle, sat sipping coffee, sat staring at the crackling flames of the fire into the night as we cracked open our vulnerabilities and the dogs napped in the dirt. It was all so unexpectedly good to be surrounded not with one rad friend as planned but with several who kept showing up, open to new friendship, deep conversation, and contribution to the group. I knew the weekend would be rad... but this was next level. I’m sunburnt, light, and so happy. Thanks for showing up, friends. It’s a real good life when you do.
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#withgumptionandgrace #suckallthemarrowoutoflife #orangeisoptimism #sheexplores #womenonthrroad #intothewild #wildme #beutahful #camping #adventureeverydamnday #downadirtroad #sitandponder #stayandwander #girlsweekend #outdoorlife #alifewelllived #5millionstarhotel #vanlife #hikemoreworryless #alwaysgoswimming #allthefun #optoutside #backcountryliving
I hadn’t felt loneliness in a really long time. My world was so full, my calendar so swollen, my days so jam packed with activity, community, friendship.
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I knew moving to a town where I didn’t really know anyone would be different. I know I’ll get there. I know it takes time. I know I’ll create it, I keep telling myself.
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But last night I really felt it. There are no more boxes to unpack. No more throw pillows to buy. No more furniture to build. And I just sat in the space, trying to love it. But I was mindful enough to understand that I really wasn’t loving it.
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But here’s the thing. I’m here, in a beautiful place doing radical things. I’m here because I earned this opportunity here. I’m here amongst a whole ton of people who are doing the same radical things in this same beautiful place. I just have to connect the dots. And let’s be real for a second. All good adventures start by choosing the destination area and pulling out the map, right? Then after that, dots are connected, backpacks are packed, miles are traveled.
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So, as I sit here in a really weird lonely discomfort, I keep telling myself it’s just the beginning. I just unfolded the map... a great big map full of green areas and beautiful topo lines and city grids and pretty blue waterways to explore... and so, I will.
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#withgumptionandgrace #myoutdoorlife #getoutstayout #ogdenutah #igotthis #sometimeslifeishard #optoutside #alifewelllived #wonderfulwildwomen #sheexplores #livelovelaugh #wildandfree #beyourbestself #positivity #obsessivelygrateful #withgratitude #adventureeverydamnday #keepinitreal #nobaddays #shebelieved #roadmap #whenwomenlead
I hadn’t felt loneliness in a really long time. My world was so full, my calendar so swollen, my days so jam packed with activity, community, friendship.
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I knew moving to a town where I didn’t really know anyone would be different. I know I’ll get there. I know it takes time. I know I’ll create it, I keep telling myself.
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But last night I really felt it. There are no more boxes to unpack. No more throw pillows to buy. No more furniture to build. And I just sat in the space, trying to love it. But I was mindful enough to understand that I really wasn’t loving it.
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But here’s the thing. I’m here, in a beautiful place doing radical things. I’m here because I earned this opportunity here. I’m here amongst a whole ton of people who are doing the same radical things in this same beautiful place. I just have to connect the dots. And let’s be real for a second. All good adventures start by choosing the destination area and pulling out the map, right? Then after that, dots are connected, backpacks are packed, miles are traveled.
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So, as I sit here in a really weird lonely discomfort, I keep telling myself it’s just the beginning. I just unfolded the map... a great big map full of green areas and beautiful topo lines and city grids and pretty blue waterways to explore... and so, I will.
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#withgumptionandgrace #myoutdoorlife #getoutstayout #ogdenutah #igotthis #sometimeslifeishard #optoutside #alifewelllived #wonderfulwildwomen #sheexplores #livelovelaugh #wildandfree #beyourbestself #positivity #obsessivelygrateful #withgratitude #adventureeverydamnday #keepinitreal #nobaddays #shebelieved #roadmap #whenwomenlead
Rad Thursday! JT #bosslady @cheesenskis and me just casually crushing a few miles after a day at the office that included Spring cleaning, a Town Hall meeting, a food truck for all, some good marketing scheming, a coupla dance moves, and a few too many organic gummy bears from the Zone For Good. And they call this work?
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##zfg #anotherbestday #timetoplay #salomon #myoutdoorlife #hikemoreworryless #liveyourbestlife #withgumptionandgrace #wonderfulwildwomen #missionoutside #hikingadventures #adventureeverydamnday #optoutside #intothewoods #lakeview #climbhigh
Rad Thursday! JT #bosslady @cheesenskis and me just casually crushing a few miles after a day at the office that included Spring cleaning, a Town Hall meeting, a food truck for all, some good marketing scheming, a coupla dance moves, and a few too many organic gummy bears from the Zone For Good. And they call this work?
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##zfg #anotherbestday #timetoplay #salomon #myoutdoorlife #hikemoreworryless #liveyourbestlife #withgumptionandgrace #wonderfulwildwomen #missionoutside #hikingadventures #adventureeverydamnday #optoutside #intothewoods #lakeview #climbhigh
It’s been a while since I gave you a health update. It honestly took a focus detour due to the many life changes that just occurred. And there are times I beat myself up when my gut hurts, the scale don’t lie, and my eyebrows keep on falling out... the damn thyroid WTF. But mostly I remind myself to be kind as my system recalibrates and this new life settles in.
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I had a phone call with my doc today. And ya know what? Usually I can hardly say much because it’s all pretty darn emotional and all I can do is absorb from someone who seems to see right into my deepest depths and have all the answers. It’s therapy and medicine and science and healing. But today, I didn’t feel like I was gonna cry my face off the whole time, which I’m going to call a huge win. Because I have come a long, long way from that mysterious and grim state I walked into his office that first time almost two years ago... inflamed, moldy, exhausted, and defeated. So no, the journey’s not over. It never will be over. But I felt good today, like I was going to beat it, whatever all the things to beat are. I hope my hair grows back eventually. I wish I was pain free. I hope for a lot of things. But, progress is progress and our bodies are the most incredibly resilient machines. Thanks, @integrateddoc. Onward we still go.
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#functionalhealth #autoimmunewarrior #sjogrenssyndrome #hashimotosdisease #hashimotos #hashimotosthyroiditis #cirs #biotoxinillness #wonderfulwildwomen #begrateful #withgratidude #withgumptionandgrace #myoutdoorlife #hikeon #createyourhappy #shemovesmountains #optoutside #alifewelllived #shebelieved #shebelievedshecouldsoshedid #sheexplores #cantstopwontstop
It’s been a while since I gave you a health update. It honestly took a focus detour due to the many life changes that just occurred. And there are times I beat myself up when my gut hurts, the scale don’t lie, and my eyebrows keep on falling out... the damn thyroid WTF. But mostly I remind myself to be kind as my system recalibrates and this new life settles in.
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I had a phone call with my doc today. And ya know what? Usually I can hardly say much because it’s all pretty darn emotional and all I can do is absorb from someone who seems to see right into my deepest depths and have all the answers. It’s therapy and medicine and science and healing. But today, I didn’t feel like I was gonna cry my face off the whole time, which I’m going to call a huge win. Because I have come a long, long way from that mysterious and grim state I walked into his office that first time almost two years ago... inflamed, moldy, exhausted, and defeated. So no, the journey’s not over. It never will be over. But I felt good today, like I was going to beat it, whatever all the things to beat are. I hope my hair grows back eventually. I wish I was pain free. I hope for a lot of things. But, progress is progress and our bodies are the most incredibly resilient machines. Thanks, @integrateddoc. Onward we still go.
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#functionalhealth #autoimmunewarrior #sjogrenssyndrome #hashimotosdisease #hashimotos #hashimotosthyroiditis #cirs #biotoxinillness #wonderfulwildwomen #begrateful #withgratidude #withgumptionandgrace #myoutdoorlife #hikeon #createyourhappy #shemovesmountains #optoutside #alifewelllived #shebelieved #shebelievedshecouldsoshedid #sheexplores #cantstopwontstop
Well, so yesterday I swore I’d do nothing and I did a million things. All of the things were homey things which felt right. And maybe that’s what yesterday was all about, really. I thought I needed nothing and I really needed grounding. I’m definitely someone who needs my personal spaces organized. Like, extremely in-order, cleaned out, de-cluttered, paintings hung straight on the wall and everything in its perfect place. Call it OCD or call it good at being tidy. Regardless, that’s what I was needing yesterday. I just needed to set my foundations, move some things around, put some plants in the soil, and nest into my new spaces. It’s my foundation, my baseline, my stability when life is on the go. Then, my best work and my best play can happen. And it will. Soon. Because girl’s got couches coming this week, a new soda stream for all the bubbly, and enough cacti to spice up all the rooms. 🌵💧🛋
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Grounding. Gumption. Grace.
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Anyone else have a little personal space OCD like this? Tell me I’m not alone 🤷🏼‍♀️
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📸 by @kelmcclell from a hike up the back side of Sanitas a couple weeks ago.
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#withgumptionandgrace #grounding #nesting #newspaces #newplaces #wonderfulwildwomen #listentoyourself #balance #livealive #optoutside #myoutdoorlife #hikemoresmilemore #shemovesmountains
Well, so yesterday I swore I’d do nothing and I did a million things. All of the things were homey things which felt right. And maybe that’s what yesterday was all about, really. I thought I needed nothing and I really needed grounding. I’m definitely someone who needs my personal spaces organized. Like, extremely in-order, cleaned out, de-cluttered, paintings hung straight on the wall and everything in its perfect place. Call it OCD or call it good at being tidy. Regardless, that’s what I was needing yesterday. I just needed to set my foundations, move some things around, put some plants in the soil, and nest into my new spaces. It’s my foundation, my baseline, my stability when life is on the go. Then, my best work and my best play can happen. And it will. Soon. Because girl’s got couches coming this week, a new soda stream for all the bubbly, and enough cacti to spice up all the rooms. 🌵💧🛋
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Grounding. Gumption. Grace.
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Anyone else have a little personal space OCD like this? Tell me I’m not alone 🤷🏼‍♀️
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📸 by @kelmcclell from a hike up the back side of Sanitas a couple weeks ago.
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#withgumptionandgrace #grounding #nesting #newspaces #newplaces #wonderfulwildwomen #listentoyourself #balance #livealive #optoutside #myoutdoorlife #hikemoresmilemore #shemovesmountains
It’s my first weekend here in Ogden. I thought about an impromptu trip to Moab. I contemplated getting my yoga membership rolling. I considered heading to Salt Lake to the succulent shop. And I thought about doing none of those, which will be the winning choice. And that’s... OK. I’m not sure what the weekend will entail, but I can assure you it’ll involve a lot of breathing and calmness. It might involve a micro-adventure and a trip to Target and a lot of absorbing all the things that just unfolded at a continuous pace of full-throttle. I thrive in environments of going hard. I actually really love it. I’m not good at going slow or sitting still. But in my wiser older years, I know that once in a while, I just need idleness. We all do. So as I sit in space and breathe into this wild and radical new chapter of my life, I know it’s exactly the place I need to be, right in this very moment of time.
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PS: Moab next weekend, anyone? 😂
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📸 last weekend by @constantly_sara
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#withgumptionandgrace #orangeisoptimism #idle #adventureeverydamnday #beutahful #liveoutloud #adventurer #wonderfulwildwomen #sheexolores #timeandspace #choosemountains #alifewelllived #newspaces #shebelieved #optoutside
It’s my first weekend here in Ogden. I thought about an impromptu trip to Moab. I contemplated getting my yoga membership rolling. I considered heading to Salt Lake to the succulent shop. And I thought about doing none of those, which will be the winning choice. And that’s... OK. I’m not sure what the weekend will entail, but I can assure you it’ll involve a lot of breathing and calmness. It might involve a micro-adventure and a trip to Target and a lot of absorbing all the things that just unfolded at a continuous pace of full-throttle. I thrive in environments of going hard. I actually really love it. I’m not good at going slow or sitting still. But in my wiser older years, I know that once in a while, I just need idleness. We all do. So as I sit in space and breathe into this wild and radical new chapter of my life, I know it’s exactly the place I need to be, right in this very moment of time.
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PS: Moab next weekend, anyone? 😂
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📸 last weekend by @constantly_sara
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#withgumptionandgrace #orangeisoptimism #idle #adventureeverydamnday #beutahful #liveoutloud #adventurer #wonderfulwildwomen #sheexolores #timeandspace #choosemountains #alifewelllived #newspaces #shebelieved #optoutside
Up to my ankles.
Up to my ears.
Up to something.
Up to many things.
A couple years ago, I decided that always in my life I wanted to be “up to something”. It was a theme that embraced change, challenge, creativity, and doing things. The last few weeks have been an overwhelming amount of change, challenge, creativity, and doing things. But I guess the reality is, I can choose to look at it as overwhelm or I can choose to look at it with a fiery intensity of that goal within.
Yes, of course.
Up to something.
I’ll choose that.
Every single time.
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📸 @constantly_sara
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#withgumptionandgrace #choosemountains #doingthings #themountainsarecalling #uptosomething #utah #beutahful #adventureeverydamnday #thefirewithin #alifewelllived #livealive #liveoutloud #shemovesmountains #cantstopwontstop
Up to my ankles.
Up to my ears.
Up to something.
Up to many things.
A couple years ago, I decided that always in my life I wanted to be “up to something”. It was a theme that embraced change, challenge, creativity, and doing things. The last few weeks have been an overwhelming amount of change, challenge, creativity, and doing things. But I guess the reality is, I can choose to look at it as overwhelm or I can choose to look at it with a fiery intensity of that goal within.
Yes, of course.
Up to something.
I’ll choose that.
Every single time.
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📸 @constantly_sara
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#withgumptionandgrace #choosemountains #doingthings #themountainsarecalling #uptosomething #utah #beutahful #adventureeverydamnday #thefirewithin #alifewelllived #livealive #liveoutloud #shemovesmountains #cantstopwontstop
Remember that one time Earth was formed, the moon chipped off, the rains came, and the sun just perfectly aligned to allow life? Of course not, because we’re really just specs in the wind. But what an amazing group of specs we are and what an incredible time we’re all alive.
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#withgumptionandgrace #optoutside #sheexplores #outdoormore #shemovesmountain #amomentintime #sliverintime #wanderingearth #wanderlust #livelovelaugh #sheexolores #hikemoresmilemore #adventureon #choosemountains
Remember that one time Earth was formed, the moon chipped off, the rains came, and the sun just perfectly aligned to allow life? Of course not, because we’re really just specs in the wind. But what an amazing group of specs we are and what an incredible time we’re all alive.
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#withgumptionandgrace #optoutside #sheexplores #outdoormore #shemovesmountain #amomentintime #sliverintime #wanderingearth #wanderlust #livelovelaugh #sheexolores #hikemoresmilemore #adventureon #choosemountains
I have so many feels right now and I’m not sure where to start. So, I’ll just say this.
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This one wild and precious life we each get, it’s ours to create it. Say “yes” to adventures that scare you a little and fill it with the best of friends.
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I’m so full of gratitude for @constantly_sara @jgrayfitch and @heidimaserati. What a bunch of sweet sweet badasses who chose to spend their weekend lugging all my possessions across the state border and into my new home.
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Today, we’ll adventure Utah-style. All the friggin boxes on the floor can wait... 🤘🏼
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#withgumptionandgrace #beutahful #lifeelevated #utahbound #outdoorindustry #wonderfulwildwomen #alifewelllived #adventureeverydamnday #ladypower #liveoutloud #themountainsarecalling #choosemountains #utah #thejourneywithin #roadtrip #roadtripnation #myoutdoorlife #optoutside #mountaingirls #womenontheroad
I have so many feels right now and I’m not sure where to start. So, I’ll just say this.
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This one wild and precious life we each get, it’s ours to create it. Say “yes” to adventures that scare you a little and fill it with the best of friends.
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I’m so full of gratitude for @constantly_sara @jgrayfitch and @heidimaserati. What a bunch of sweet sweet badasses who chose to spend their weekend lugging all my possessions across the state border and into my new home.
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Today, we’ll adventure Utah-style. All the friggin boxes on the floor can wait... 🤘🏼
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#withgumptionandgrace #beutahful #lifeelevated #utahbound #outdoorindustry #wonderfulwildwomen #alifewelllived #adventureeverydamnday #ladypower #liveoutloud #themountainsarecalling #choosemountains #utah #thejourneywithin #roadtrip #roadtripnation #myoutdoorlife #optoutside #mountaingirls #womenontheroad
Women who not only push their boundaries, but lift up others to push theirs, too.
My groupies.
My village.
My inspiration.
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(And then there’s Ollie, who still doesn’t get it 🤷🏼‍♀️)
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📸 @crossroadsandcairns
#withgumptionandgrace #shemovesmountains #mountaingirl #liveoutloud #hikemoresmilemore #traillife #boulderCO #ladyleaders #whenwomenlead #beyourbestself #hikingadventures #outdoor #womensupportingwomen #ladypower #myvillage #getoutside #optoutside #outdoorindustry #livelovelaugh
Women who not only push their boundaries, but lift up others to push theirs, too.
My groupies.
My village.
My inspiration.
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(And then there’s Ollie, who still doesn’t get it 🤷🏼‍♀️)
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📸 @crossroadsandcairns
#withgumptionandgrace #shemovesmountains #mountaingirl #liveoutloud #hikemoresmilemore #traillife #boulderCO #ladyleaders #whenwomenlead #beyourbestself #hikingadventures #outdoor #womensupportingwomen #ladypower #myvillage #getoutside #optoutside #outdoorindustry #livelovelaugh
Adventure squad 🦄 #wildwomenwednesday #gobeckygo #withgumptionandgrace
Adventure squad 🦄 #wildwomenwednesday #gobeckygo #withgumptionandgrace
I moved to Boulder sight unseen in August 2000 to attend CU. College orientation was literally the first time I ever set foot in Colorado. Coming from the burbs of Jersey, I nestled in, stoked on the wild West. Aside from a short couple years post college, I’ve been here ever since. I’ve watched this place grow and develop in ways we sometimes complain about. But what always amazes me is the things that haven’t changed. The long beautiful approach to the flatirons that always makes me winded. The coyotes in the fields and the fit trail runners who almost keep up with the coyotes. The happiest hour at the Med, potato burritos at Illegal Pete’s, and the marg limit of three at The Rio. The street performers on Pearl, the Thursday cruiser rides, the endless sunshine, and the red mud on the north side of Sanitas’s front ridge when the snow melts. The sandstone roofs of campus and the trail systems with the same exact corners and rock formations as 19 years ago during that freshman year. Of course they’re the same.
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It’s all home. It’s all wonderful and weird and so perfectly Boulder. I’ll sure miss this place. But, I’ll be back to visit often, don’t even worry about it.
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I never took Boulder for granted. It’s stunning and remarkable. But you know what? I never took ‘burbia New Jersey for granted either and I surely won’t Ogden. After all, home is what you make it. Places, people, and every little thing. I can’t wait to find my new favorite trees, trails, americanos, and rooftops. Until then, I have 6 more days to squeeze Boulder tight and shout into the winds the most epic of THANK YOUs.
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#withgumptionandgrace #boulderCO #boulder #bouldercolorado #colorado #coloradical #utahbound #liveelevated #freshstart #countdownison #sheexolores #traillife #adventureeverydamnday #womenontheroad #shebelieved #shebelievedshecouldsoshedid #mountainculture #elevateyourself  #alifewelllived #optoutside #mylifeoutside #mountaingirl #intothewild #trailrunning #hikemore
I moved to Boulder sight unseen in August 2000 to attend CU. College orientation was literally the first time I ever set foot in Colorado. Coming from the burbs of Jersey, I nestled in, stoked on the wild West. Aside from a short couple years post college, I’ve been here ever since. I’ve watched this place grow and develop in ways we sometimes complain about. But what always amazes me is the things that haven’t changed. The long beautiful approach to the flatirons that always makes me winded. The coyotes in the fields and the fit trail runners who almost keep up with the coyotes. The happiest hour at the Med, potato burritos at Illegal Pete’s, and the marg limit of three at The Rio. The street performers on Pearl, the Thursday cruiser rides, the endless sunshine, and the red mud on the north side of Sanitas’s front ridge when the snow melts. The sandstone roofs of campus and the trail systems with the same exact corners and rock formations as 19 years ago during that freshman year. Of course they’re the same.
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It’s all home. It’s all wonderful and weird and so perfectly Boulder. I’ll sure miss this place. But, I’ll be back to visit often, don’t even worry about it.
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I never took Boulder for granted. It’s stunning and remarkable. But you know what? I never took ‘burbia New Jersey for granted either and I surely won’t Ogden. After all, home is what you make it. Places, people, and every little thing. I can’t wait to find my new favorite trees, trails, americanos, and rooftops. Until then, I have 6 more days to squeeze Boulder tight and shout into the winds the most epic of THANK YOUs.
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#withgumptionandgrace #boulderCO #boulder #bouldercolorado #colorado #coloradical #utahbound #liveelevated #freshstart #countdownison #sheexolores #traillife #adventureeverydamnday #womenontheroad #shebelieved #shebelievedshecouldsoshedid #mountainculture #elevateyourself #alifewelllived #optoutside #mylifeoutside #mountaingirl #intothewild #trailrunning #hikemore
One evening in mid October, we were sitting in the living room having our monthly women’s night and out it all came. Everything felt stuck, wrong, stagnant, boring, and blah. I couldn’t quite place it, but I knew it wasn’t one simple thing and I knew it wasn’t fleeting. Tears streamed down and frustration ran deep and I was kinda mad at myself for feeling like I didn’t have my shit together. I couldn’t anticipate an outcome, but for the first time, I voiced what I needed, shared what I felt, spoke to what wasn’t serving me, and asked the world for help. For something to change.
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And then literally within a few weeks, it started unfolding. Not without a fight and a hard feeling, but opportunity and choice presented itself and I took it.
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Maybe I just needed to speak it out loud. Maybe I needed my community for support. Maybe I was just finally ready for it. Who knows. But that evening of confusion and vulnerability was the pivotal moment when I let the world see my deepest innards... ok, it was actually only 7 friends, but still.
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I guess my point is simply this. Don’t ask for much. But when you do, keep your intentions clear, your truths honest, and your heart open. Because there’s ears and eyes out there and sometimes all it takes is having enough courage to make yourself heard...
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And to those of you who listened and supported me that night, I’m grateful. @jentalagrand @sbruds @erinmakiko @lalweis @alysonandmoon
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#wonderfulwildwomen #wildandfree #hikemoreworryless #wanderlust #shemovesmountains #andshesdopetoo #myoutdoorlife #hikeon #myoutdoorstory #climbhigh #mountaingirl #mountainculture #elevateyourself #withgumptionandgrace
One evening in mid October, we were sitting in the living room having our monthly women’s night and out it all came. Everything felt stuck, wrong, stagnant, boring, and blah. I couldn’t quite place it, but I knew it wasn’t one simple thing and I knew it wasn’t fleeting. Tears streamed down and frustration ran deep and I was kinda mad at myself for feeling like I didn’t have my shit together. I couldn’t anticipate an outcome, but for the first time, I voiced what I needed, shared what I felt, spoke to what wasn’t serving me, and asked the world for help. For something to change.
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And then literally within a few weeks, it started unfolding. Not without a fight and a hard feeling, but opportunity and choice presented itself and I took it.
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Maybe I just needed to speak it out loud. Maybe I needed my community for support. Maybe I was just finally ready for it. Who knows. But that evening of confusion and vulnerability was the pivotal moment when I let the world see my deepest innards... ok, it was actually only 7 friends, but still.
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I guess my point is simply this. Don’t ask for much. But when you do, keep your intentions clear, your truths honest, and your heart open. Because there’s ears and eyes out there and sometimes all it takes is having enough courage to make yourself heard...
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And to those of you who listened and supported me that night, I’m grateful. @jentalagrand @sbruds @erinmakiko @lalweis @alysonandmoon
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#wonderfulwildwomen #wildandfree #hikemoreworryless #wanderlust #shemovesmountains #andshesdopetoo #myoutdoorlife #hikeon #myoutdoorstory #climbhigh #mountaingirl #mountainculture #elevateyourself #withgumptionandgrace
Adulting means hiking at sunrise, taking care of insurance things, drinking rosé at 2 PM, and buying new bath towels.... right?
#nailedit
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📸 @micheleleifer
#funemployment #optoutside #withgumptionandgrace #hikemoreworryless #getoutstayout #alivewelllived #coloradical #utahbound #shebelievedshecouldsoshedid #wander #myoutdoorlife #traillife #mountaingirl
Adulting means hiking at sunrise, taking care of insurance things, drinking rosé at 2 PM, and buying new bath towels.... right?
#nailedit
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📸 @micheleleifer
#funemployment #optoutside #withgumptionandgrace #hikemoreworryless #getoutstayout #alivewelllived #coloradical #utahbound #shebelievedshecouldsoshedid #wander #myoutdoorlife #traillife #mountaingirl
Because sometimes you accidentally collectively dress like a rainbow and definitely don’t get the shot. But hey, just a couple temporarily unemployed girls skipping along on a Tuesday morning in Spring. Just keeping it real, ya know?
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@crossroadsandcairns 🦄
#hikemoreworryless #withgumptionandgrace #optoutside #sheexplores #godeeper #alifeoutside #wildme #livealive #traillife #alifeofadventure #explore #rimby #wonderfulwildwomen #liveoutloud
Because sometimes you accidentally collectively dress like a rainbow and definitely don’t get the shot. But hey, just a couple temporarily unemployed girls skipping along on a Tuesday morning in Spring. Just keeping it real, ya know?
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@crossroadsandcairns 🦄
#hikemoreworryless #withgumptionandgrace #optoutside #sheexplores #godeeper #alifeoutside #wildme #livealive #traillife #alifeofadventure #explore #rimby #wonderfulwildwomen #liveoutloud
It was a weird hike with weird feelings and weird weather. The job I’d poured the depths of my heart and probably too much of my soul into... was over. I’d walked away, driven away, gave it away. And it was just strange. Kinda like that moment of space you feel after finishing the last page in a really good book and then you close it, you look at the cover, pause, and put it back on the shelf. But yet, my time there wasn’t a story that stands in isolation. It’ll come with me wherever I go, as a building block and a community with extended limbs. I’m so thankful for that. So while it was a strange hike with strange weather and a strange swirly feeling of being lost, it also felt extremely freeing and light. Like I did it as best I could and left it for others to build it even taller. And I think that’s all we can ever ask for in this life, am I right?
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#withgumptionandgrace #sheexplores #deuter #deuterusa #livethelifeyouimagined #wonderfulwildwomen #hikemoreworryless #intothewild #traillife #shebelieved #shemovesmountains #optoutside #roamfree #wildme #adventureeverydamnday
It was a weird hike with weird feelings and weird weather. The job I’d poured the depths of my heart and probably too much of my soul into... was over. I’d walked away, driven away, gave it away. And it was just strange. Kinda like that moment of space you feel after finishing the last page in a really good book and then you close it, you look at the cover, pause, and put it back on the shelf. But yet, my time there wasn’t a story that stands in isolation. It’ll come with me wherever I go, as a building block and a community with extended limbs. I’m so thankful for that. So while it was a strange hike with strange weather and a strange swirly feeling of being lost, it also felt extremely freeing and light. Like I did it as best I could and left it for others to build it even taller. And I think that’s all we can ever ask for in this life, am I right?
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#withgumptionandgrace #sheexplores #deuter #deuterusa #livethelifeyouimagined #wonderfulwildwomen #hikemoreworryless #intothewild #traillife #shebelieved #shemovesmountains #optoutside #roamfree #wildme #adventureeverydamnday
Being in nature makes me feel good. But “why” is really hard to articulate. Is it the surrounding beauty? Is it the human powered movement through the forest or over the rocks? Is it the space for reflection when you don’t even realize you’re reflecting? Is it the smell of pine or the reminder of how wonderfully insignificant we each are? I honestly don’t know the exact answer other than maybe it’s just fundamentally what we need.
It’s how we are.
It’s how we’ve always been.
It’s how I hope we humans always stay.
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#wonderfulwildwomen #natureconnection #wildme #rewilding #staywild #getoutstayout #optoutside #withgumptionandgrace #wildernessculture #mindovermatter
Being in nature makes me feel good. But “why” is really hard to articulate. Is it the surrounding beauty? Is it the human powered movement through the forest or over the rocks? Is it the space for reflection when you don’t even realize you’re reflecting? Is it the smell of pine or the reminder of how wonderfully insignificant we each are? I honestly don’t know the exact answer other than maybe it’s just fundamentally what we need.
It’s how we are.
It’s how we’ve always been.
It’s how I hope we humans always stay.
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#wonderfulwildwomen #natureconnection #wildme #rewilding #staywild #getoutstayout #optoutside #withgumptionandgrace #wildernessculture #mindovermatter
One reason why I took to Mt Sanitas so hard was for the consistency and comfort. After a stagnant year, change started happening all at once last November. I broke my own heart and entered single life. Recruiters started calling, asking hard questions like whether I wanted to move to the east coast or another state. And then allll the interviews, portfolios, phone calls, cover letters, and research sessions started happening. And during a time when my whole world seemed totally up in the air, I was holding my breath and trying to crystal ball my future. Really, I was just trying to keep my shit together through the process and make sure I showed up, like realllly showed up, each and every step of the way. And it went on for 4 months. So, while I secretly tossed all the balls into the air in risk and unknown, all I could muster was to hike the same damn mountain over and over again. Because for one little part of my life, I wanted to know exactly what was around the next turn.
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#withgumptionandgrace #wonderfulwildwomen #hikemoreworryless #optoutside #livethelifeyouimagined #showup #sheexplores #keepitwild #holdontoyourhats #mtsanitas #adventureeverydamnday #climbmountains #livethelife #shebelievedshecould #shakeup #boulderCO
One reason why I took to Mt Sanitas so hard was for the consistency and comfort. After a stagnant year, change started happening all at once last November. I broke my own heart and entered single life. Recruiters started calling, asking hard questions like whether I wanted to move to the east coast or another state. And then allll the interviews, portfolios, phone calls, cover letters, and research sessions started happening. And during a time when my whole world seemed totally up in the air, I was holding my breath and trying to crystal ball my future. Really, I was just trying to keep my shit together through the process and make sure I showed up, like realllly showed up, each and every step of the way. And it went on for 4 months. So, while I secretly tossed all the balls into the air in risk and unknown, all I could muster was to hike the same damn mountain over and over again. Because for one little part of my life, I wanted to know exactly what was around the next turn.
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#withgumptionandgrace #wonderfulwildwomen #hikemoreworryless #optoutside #livethelifeyouimagined #showup #sheexplores #keepitwild #holdontoyourhats #mtsanitas #adventureeverydamnday #climbmountains #livethelife #shebelievedshecould #shakeup #boulderCO
Something about the saying “fake it til you make it” doesn’t quite sit well.
I think I’d rather go with “slay life til you’re slaying so hard that you have a crew of life slayers around you.”
Yes.
That feels better.
Who’s in?
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#slaylife #withgumptionandgrace #epiclife #cantstopwontstop #playhard #antelopeisland #wanderlust #wonder #wonderfulwildwomen #intothewild #wildernessculture #livethelifeyouimagined #shebelieved #myoutdoors #exploredeeper #adventureeverydamnday #utah #utahtravels #forgeyourownpath #keepitwild #saltlake #lifeelevated
Something about the saying “fake it til you make it” doesn’t quite sit well.
I think I’d rather go with “slay life til you’re slaying so hard that you have a crew of life slayers around you.”
Yes.
That feels better.
Who’s in?
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#slaylife #withgumptionandgrace #epiclife #cantstopwontstop #playhard #antelopeisland #wanderlust #wonder #wonderfulwildwomen #intothewild #wildernessculture #livethelifeyouimagined #shebelieved #myoutdoors #exploredeeper #adventureeverydamnday #utah #utahtravels #forgeyourownpath #keepitwild #saltlake #lifeelevated
The other day, a teabag suggested that every once in a while I should bite off more than I can chew. Check and check... and check.
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But I love it because it makes me hyper aware all the time, like I can’t screw up, but I might screw up, because that’s just part of living in that slot canyon of tugs and challenge and what-ifs and trusts. It’s the feeling that maybe it’s just inertia that will keep me going if I believe in it. If I believe in me. This is how I’ve always been. And sometimes it’s a hard place to be, at threshold. But then it works and clicks and sparks fly and I realize a lot of daily edge-teetering really does change the game. And then, after all that time of pushing your own boundaries, you’ll see it clear... you made it. You did it. You expanded your whole beautiful, badass self.
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#withgumptionandgrace #hikemore #cantstopwontstop #mydailyinspiration #sheexplores #lifeelevated #livealifeyoulove #adventureeverydamnday #optoutside #backcountry #antelopeisland #utah #livealive
The other day, a teabag suggested that every once in a while I should bite off more than I can chew. Check and check... and check.
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But I love it because it makes me hyper aware all the time, like I can’t screw up, but I might screw up, because that’s just part of living in that slot canyon of tugs and challenge and what-ifs and trusts. It’s the feeling that maybe it’s just inertia that will keep me going if I believe in it. If I believe in me. This is how I’ve always been. And sometimes it’s a hard place to be, at threshold. But then it works and clicks and sparks fly and I realize a lot of daily edge-teetering really does change the game. And then, after all that time of pushing your own boundaries, you’ll see it clear... you made it. You did it. You expanded your whole beautiful, badass self.
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#withgumptionandgrace #hikemore #cantstopwontstop #mydailyinspiration #sheexplores #lifeelevated #livealifeyoulove #adventureeverydamnday #optoutside #backcountry #antelopeisland #utah #livealive
LIFE UPDATE: new job, new state!
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As many of you know, I’ve poured my heart and soul into two brands I truly believe in. Long days and late nights behind my computer were the norm, but so were backpacking in Yosemite, teaching pack fit clinics, and attending avalanche safety days. Sunsets were watched on the clock, moonshine was consumed, many Bavarian dumplings were eaten, podcasts recorded, woolies worn, trail clean-ups completed, and miles earned. Most importantly, I’ve made the best friends and immersed in a community that makes me so incredibly proud of who I am and what I do for work. I’m so amazingly and epically grateful. But after six incredible years at @deuter and @ORTOVOX, I’ve put in my two weeks. The heart n soul’s not over, my friends... it’s just time to take it one state over and one brand different.
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Soon I’ll be bound for Ogden, Utah to immerse into the @salomon team as their Outdoor Marketing Manager. Can I get a whut whut!!!
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I wasn’t really expecting it, but after a few wild and crazy months of unknowns and might-be’s, it all turned out just the way it was meant to be. Isn’t that how it always works?
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So, with alllll the bittersweet feels, here we go. If anyone has moving boxes, HALP! If anyone knows friends in Ogden, HALP! And please join me in some send-off celebrations in Boulder soon. Hold onto your hats, friends. Isn’t life rad?
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📸 @emilyelliss when I visited Ogden to interview
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#timetoplay 
#withgumptionandgrace #soemorightnow #utahbound #lifeelevated #lifeelevatedutah #lifechange #createyourlife #optoutside #rockymountainhigh #salomon #outdoors #myoutdoorstory #showup #cantstopwontstop #dontsettle #liveyourbestlife #lifeelevated #utahbound #outdoorindustry
LIFE UPDATE: new job, new state!

As many of you know, I’ve poured my heart and soul into two brands I truly believe in. Long days and late nights behind my computer were the norm, but so were backpacking in Yosemite, teaching pack fit clinics, and attending avalanche safety days. Sunsets were watched on the clock, moonshine was consumed, many Bavarian dumplings were eaten, podcasts recorded, woolies worn, trail clean-ups completed, and miles earned. Most importantly, I’ve made the best friends and immersed in a community that makes me so incredibly proud of who I am and what I do for work. I’m so amazingly and epically grateful. But after six incredible years at @deuter and @ORTOVOX, I’ve put in my two weeks. The heart n soul’s not over, my friends... it’s just time to take it one state over and one brand different.

Soon I’ll be bound for Ogden, Utah to immerse into the @salomon team as their Outdoor Marketing Manager. Can I get a whut whut!!!

I wasn’t really expecting it, but after a few wild and crazy months of unknowns and might-be’s, it all turned out just the way it was meant to be. Isn’t that how it always works?

So, with alllll the bittersweet feels, here we go. If anyone has moving boxes, HALP! If anyone knows friends in Ogden, HALP! And please join me in some send-off celebrations in Boulder soon. Hold onto your hats, friends. Isn’t life rad?
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📸 @emilyelliss when I visited Ogden to interview
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#timetoplay
#withgumptionandgrace #soemorightnow #utahbound #lifeelevated #lifeelevatedutah #lifechange #createyourlife #optoutside #rockymountainhigh #salomon #outdoors #myoutdoorstory #showup #cantstopwontstop #dontsettle #liveyourbestlife #lifeelevated #utahbound #outdoorindustry
Most of 2018 felt really stagnant. I felt like I was going through the motions and giving it my all, but hitting ceilings and not totally fulfilled. I felt frustrated, foggy, and certainly not very fun. Something was missing and something was off and I couldn’t quite predict how it would change. I thought about it and talked about it and wished for it and opened my arms to it. And then.
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Then, it all started shifting. The past 4 months have been a crazy shift, slow but intense. It tested my every move, made me show the hell up with my very best self, made me chase some fake outs and hold my head high, made me question everything until I knew with all of my being that it was right.
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So with that, I have some change to announce.... tomorrow. Stay tuned! 😂😳😍
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📸 @alexaufmann 
#lifetransitions #hardworkpaysoff #withgumptionandgrace #timetoplay #boulderCO #lifeelevated #sheexplores #dogsthathike #mountaintop #flagstaff #intothewild #wildme #liveoutloud #hikemoresmilemore #funhogging #hiking #dogsthathike #adventuretime #exploredeeper #loveyourlife #beyourbestself #showup #forgeyourownpath #laughoutloud #optoutside
Most of 2018 felt really stagnant. I felt like I was going through the motions and giving it my all, but hitting ceilings and not totally fulfilled. I felt frustrated, foggy, and certainly not very fun. Something was missing and something was off and I couldn’t quite predict how it would change. I thought about it and talked about it and wished for it and opened my arms to it. And then.
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Then, it all started shifting. The past 4 months have been a crazy shift, slow but intense. It tested my every move, made me show the hell up with my very best self, made me chase some fake outs and hold my head high, made me question everything until I knew with all of my being that it was right.
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So with that, I have some change to announce.... tomorrow. Stay tuned! 😂😳😍
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📸 @alexaufmann
#lifetransitions #hardworkpaysoff #withgumptionandgrace #timetoplay #boulderCO #lifeelevated #sheexplores #dogsthathike #mountaintop #flagstaff #intothewild #wildme #liveoutloud #hikemoresmilemore #funhogging #hiking #dogsthathike #adventuretime #exploredeeper #loveyourlife #beyourbestself #showup #forgeyourownpath #laughoutloud #optoutside
I’m not sure if it’s the light that I love or the quiet or the solitude in those brief first moments of dawn. But they kinda feel like a bonus, like I’m cheating the system or something, enjoying something no one else is. I guess  maybe it’s the allure of freedom from others, from rules, from worry and work. It allows for the space of presence without bustle. It’s a mindful peace and a connection with the paint set of nature. It’s a brief moment of pause before revving for another glorious day ahead. A moment when you can run down street center and feel so beautifully, so calmly alive.
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#withgumptionandgrace #intothewild #rewilding #sheexplores #womenontheroad #getoutstayout #livealive #optoutside #wildme #mountainculture #obsessivelygrateful #earlybird #dawn #mountainsforbreakfast #adventureeverydamnday #wylder #whenwomenlead #zfg #ortovox #myortovoxstory #mountainroads #coloradical #wonderfulwildwomen #exploredeeper #backcountryelevated
I’m not sure if it’s the light that I love or the quiet or the solitude in those brief first moments of dawn. But they kinda feel like a bonus, like I’m cheating the system or something, enjoying something no one else is. I guess maybe it’s the allure of freedom from others, from rules, from worry and work. It allows for the space of presence without bustle. It’s a mindful peace and a connection with the paint set of nature. It’s a brief moment of pause before revving for another glorious day ahead. A moment when you can run down street center and feel so beautifully, so calmly alive.
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#withgumptionandgrace #intothewild #rewilding #sheexplores #womenontheroad #getoutstayout #livealive #optoutside #wildme #mountainculture #obsessivelygrateful #earlybird #dawn #mountainsforbreakfast #adventureeverydamnday #wylder #whenwomenlead #zfg #ortovox #myortovoxstory #mountainroads #coloradical #wonderfulwildwomen #exploredeeper #backcountryelevated
Riding out the skin track... to soup and fondue. #backcountryelevated
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#withgumptionandgrace #ortovox #myortovoxstory #obsessivelygrateful #backcountryski #wildernessculture #mountaingirl #optoutside #coloradical #snowy #thewildwithin #huttrip #hutlife #adventuretime #getoutstayout #sheexplores #lifeintheskintrack #themountainsarecalling
Keto life is calling again. But how am I ever gonna give up the all-too-engrained habit of Sanitas summits followed by gluten free donuts at @luckysbakehouse? Frig.
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But seriously, who’s in for Keto life?
🥩🍳🥥🥓🥑🥬🍋🥚☕️🌰🍗🥑🍳🥓
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#withgumptionandgrace #sheexplores #hikemoresmilemore #willhikefordonuts #glutenfree #autoimmunewarrior #healthandhealing #boulderCO #coloradical #gflife #hiketoeat #cirs #hashimotos #ketolife #obsessivelygrateful #backonthewagon #optoutside #hiking #wildworld #wildme
Keto life is calling again. But how am I ever gonna give up the all-too-engrained habit of Sanitas summits followed by gluten free donuts at @luckysbakehouse? Frig.
😬🍩😬🍩😬🍩😬🍩😬🍩😬🍩😬🍩
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But seriously, who’s in for Keto life?
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#withgumptionandgrace #sheexplores #hikemoresmilemore #willhikefordonuts #glutenfree #autoimmunewarrior #healthandhealing #boulderCO #coloradical #gflife #hiketoeat #cirs #hashimotos #ketolife #obsessivelygrateful #backonthewagon #optoutside #hiking #wildworld #wildme
Grip onto the hard stuff with just a little more gumption and grit and wait there in all the discomfort and all the uncertainty and before you know it, the glory will surround you and you’ll say to yourself:
I fucking did it.
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#withgumptionandgrace #deuter #deuterusa #mydeuteradventure #hikemoresmilemore #sheexplores #sanitas #boulderCO #alifewelllived #forgeyourownpath #createyourlife #noexcuses #amillionlittlethings #obsessivelygrateful #optoutside #climbmountains #mountains🗻 #nevergiveup #onwardandupward #athleta #optimism #itsuptoyou #gritandgrace #livealive #hikingadventures #outdoorsgirl
Grip onto the hard stuff with just a little more gumption and grit and wait there in all the discomfort and all the uncertainty and before you know it, the glory will surround you and you’ll say to yourself:
I fucking did it.
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#withgumptionandgrace #deuter #deuterusa #mydeuteradventure #hikemoresmilemore #sheexplores #sanitas #boulderCO #alifewelllived #forgeyourownpath #createyourlife #noexcuses #amillionlittlethings #obsessivelygrateful #optoutside #climbmountains #mountains🗻 #nevergiveup #onwardandupward #athleta #optimism #itsuptoyou #gritandgrace #livealive #hikingadventures #outdoorsgirl
If it’s any indication of metaphor, I spent about 53 minutes yesterday sitting in my thinking spot, untangling the intricate chains of two necklaces that had all knotted up somehow just sitting in my jewelry box. But you know what? Those suckers are back to perfect. Sometimes, you just need to sit there and sort some shit out. 👊🏼💪🏼🤙🏼
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Oldish pic, still pretty nice.
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#withgumptionandgrace #sheexplores #unravelme #sortitout #sitquietly #keepontrucking #playoutside #dothings #forgeyourownpath #livealive #deuterusa #winterwonderland #epicsays #beepic #wonderfulwildwomen #natureplay
If it’s any indication of metaphor, I spent about 53 minutes yesterday sitting in my thinking spot, untangling the intricate chains of two necklaces that had all knotted up somehow just sitting in my jewelry box. But you know what? Those suckers are back to perfect. Sometimes, you just need to sit there and sort some shit out. 👊🏼💪🏼🤙🏼
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Oldish pic, still pretty nice.
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#withgumptionandgrace #sheexplores #unravelme #sortitout #sitquietly #keepontrucking #playoutside #dothings #forgeyourownpath #livealive #deuterusa #winterwonderland #epicsays #beepic #wonderfulwildwomen #natureplay
The hardest thing for me is the unknown. Maybe that’s true for many of us. It’s this funny space of lure and possibility mixed with fear, anxiety and potential without promise. It’s a mind fu*k and an emotional bowl of lukewarm chicken noodle. Man, what a terrifying space, what a beautiful space, what a space of such everything and nothing all at once.
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It always tests me. I love to be tested. But if there’s something that makes my sanity come unstitched a little, it’s the unknown.
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This morning I came unstitched a little. I turned the music loud, came here to write for a moment and reset my focus on the next step at hand. To try to find hand-hold on something, to give myself permission to squirm and then re-find my breath.
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Hang on.
Let loose on the grip of control.
Trust the process.
Hang on.
Let loose on the grip of control.
Trust the process.
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Do you love or hate the unknown? It’s not just me, amiright?
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📸 @dagtheviking @thepublicworks
#withgumptionandgrace #forgeyourownpath #dothings #unknown #theunknown #sheexplores #deuter #deuterusa #wherewilligonext #onwardandupward #healthandwellness #keepontrucking #justkeepswimming #optoutside #playoutside #getoutside #trustyourgut #autoimmunewarrior #healing #colorfulcolorado #hikemore
The hardest thing for me is the unknown. Maybe that’s true for many of us. It’s this funny space of lure and possibility mixed with fear, anxiety and potential without promise. It’s a mind fu*k and an emotional bowl of lukewarm chicken noodle. Man, what a terrifying space, what a beautiful space, what a space of such everything and nothing all at once.
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It always tests me. I love to be tested. But if there’s something that makes my sanity come unstitched a little, it’s the unknown.
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This morning I came unstitched a little. I turned the music loud, came here to write for a moment and reset my focus on the next step at hand. To try to find hand-hold on something, to give myself permission to squirm and then re-find my breath.
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Hang on.
Let loose on the grip of control.
Trust the process.
Hang on.
Let loose on the grip of control.
Trust the process.
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Do you love or hate the unknown? It’s not just me, amiright?
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📸 @dagtheviking @thepublicworks
#withgumptionandgrace #forgeyourownpath #dothings #unknown #theunknown #sheexplores #deuter #deuterusa #wherewilligonext #onwardandupward #healthandwellness #keepontrucking #justkeepswimming #optoutside #playoutside #getoutside #trustyourgut #autoimmunewarrior #healing #colorfulcolorado #hikemore
Look for the openings, not the obstacles. Or don’t. It’s yours to decide, my friend. Every. Single. Time.
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📸 @micheleleifer
#withgumptionandgrace #adventureeverydamnday #climbhigher #wildernessgirl #forgeyourownpath #autoimmunewarrior #onwardandupward #healthandwellness #coloradical #optoutside
Look for the openings, not the obstacles. Or don’t. It’s yours to decide, my friend. Every. Single. Time.
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📸 @micheleleifer
#withgumptionandgrace #adventureeverydamnday #climbhigher #wildernessgirl #forgeyourownpath #autoimmunewarrior #onwardandupward #healthandwellness #coloradical #optoutside
I almost didn’t go. I sent a text to bail. I hate bailing. But this morning I had project edits due, a phone meeting, a real meeting, and a jaunt up Sanitas scheduled all before 8:30 AM. What the hell was I thinking. I ate a whole bag of Cheetos yesterday (they were the extra poofy organic ones, mmmk?) and I kinda felt like I was losing my mind. But, @micheleleifer encouraged me to go. And we did. And it was one of the most beautiful Sanitas laps I’ve ever done, as the snowstorm rolled in and the temp dropped. The frost lined each tree, grassy bunch, fallen log, and hair strand. It was so peaceful. So, despite the busiest of days and the frustration of chaos... just go. The moral of the story? Eat Cheetos, hike more, and leave all regrets behind.
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#womenwhohike #deuter #winterwonderland #itsadeuterday #hikemoreworryless #getoutside #optoutside #wonderfulwildwomen #frostyhair #hikeon #sheexplores #wanderlust #mountainculture #liveoutside #alwaysgohiking #withgumptionandgrace
I almost didn’t go. I sent a text to bail. I hate bailing. But this morning I had project edits due, a phone meeting, a real meeting, and a jaunt up Sanitas scheduled all before 8:30 AM. What the hell was I thinking. I ate a whole bag of Cheetos yesterday (they were the extra poofy organic ones, mmmk?) and I kinda felt like I was losing my mind. But, @micheleleifer encouraged me to go. And we did. And it was one of the most beautiful Sanitas laps I’ve ever done, as the snowstorm rolled in and the temp dropped. The frost lined each tree, grassy bunch, fallen log, and hair strand. It was so peaceful. So, despite the busiest of days and the frustration of chaos... just go. The moral of the story? Eat Cheetos, hike more, and leave all regrets behind.
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#womenwhohike #deuter #winterwonderland #itsadeuterday #hikemoreworryless #getoutside #optoutside #wonderfulwildwomen #frostyhair #hikeon #sheexplores #wanderlust #mountainculture #liveoutside #alwaysgohiking #withgumptionandgrace
Remember that you create your world. There may be just a few incredible things that are given to you or fall in your lap over the course of your life. Those are the beautiful lucky little stars that you best be graciously thankful for. You realize that, right? Those are the extras, not the expectations. The rest is yours to build. Yours to find. Yours to change. Yours to work for. 
Are you?
Have you?
Will you?
When?
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Shown here: yesterday’s chronicles of muddy trails and waggy tails.
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#wonderfulwildwomen #hikecolorado #boulder #bouldercolorado #optoutside #hikeon #dogsthathike #mydogismy #oliverhuckleberry #withgumptionandgrace #hikemoreworryless #adventureeverydamnday #liveoutside #getoutstayout #rimby #sheexolores #explorer #coloradical #mylifeoutside #womenwhohike
Remember that you create your world. There may be just a few incredible things that are given to you or fall in your lap over the course of your life. Those are the beautiful lucky little stars that you best be graciously thankful for. You realize that, right? Those are the extras, not the expectations. The rest is yours to build. Yours to find. Yours to change. Yours to work for.
Are you?
Have you?
Will you?
When?
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Shown here: yesterday’s chronicles of muddy trails and waggy tails.
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#wonderfulwildwomen #hikecolorado #boulder #bouldercolorado #optoutside #hikeon #dogsthathike #mydogismy #oliverhuckleberry #withgumptionandgrace #hikemoreworryless #adventureeverydamnday #liveoutside #getoutstayout #rimby #sheexolores #explorer #coloradical #mylifeoutside #womenwhohike
I can’t seem to find words to match this shot. Maybe that’s how it’s supposed to be. Non-verbal yet love so perfectly understood. 🐾🖤🐾
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#labsofinstagram #dogsthathike #labs #getoutstayout #mydogismy #wilding #livealive #outdoordogs #olliehuck #withgumptionandgrace #doglove #exploredeeper #hikemoresmilemore #ruffwear #adventurepal #adventureeveryday #optoutside
I can’t seem to find words to match this shot. Maybe that’s how it’s supposed to be. Non-verbal yet love so perfectly understood. 🐾🖤🐾
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#labsofinstagram #dogsthathike #labs #getoutstayout #mydogismy #wilding #livealive #outdoordogs #olliehuck #withgumptionandgrace #doglove #exploredeeper #hikemoresmilemore #ruffwear #adventurepal #adventureeveryday #optoutside
Throwback to Banff a couple months ago. A lot’s changed since then. But one thing is certain. Life is a series of throwback moments, feelings, learnings and travels... all blended into the culminating moment of now. Who we are right now is because of allll those throwbacks. So, remind yourself. Right now shapes tomorrow. Right now helps steer your future self. Right now is your real life future throwback. So, what will you do? The right thing, the left thing, the wrong thing? The safe thing or the daring thing? The selfish thing or the group thing? The bright thing or the quiet thing? Maybe there’s not one best answer, but one thing is true... all the throwbacks make up you. And the nows make up the throwbacks. Live the now, bright beautiful chickadee... the now is yours to live.
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#sheexplores #wonderfulwildwomen #womenwhohike #getoutstayout #livealive #forgeyourownpath #beyou #withgumptionandgrace #adventuredaily #adventureeverydamnday #banff #optoutside #obsessivelygrateful #traveldeeper #exploremore #fjallraven #ortovox #traillife #lovehard #zfg #withgrace #mindfulness #dothings
Throwback to Banff a couple months ago. A lot’s changed since then. But one thing is certain. Life is a series of throwback moments, feelings, learnings and travels... all blended into the culminating moment of now. Who we are right now is because of allll those throwbacks. So, remind yourself. Right now shapes tomorrow. Right now helps steer your future self. Right now is your real life future throwback. So, what will you do? The right thing, the left thing, the wrong thing? The safe thing or the daring thing? The selfish thing or the group thing? The bright thing or the quiet thing? Maybe there’s not one best answer, but one thing is true... all the throwbacks make up you. And the nows make up the throwbacks. Live the now, bright beautiful chickadee... the now is yours to live.
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#sheexplores #wonderfulwildwomen #womenwhohike #getoutstayout #livealive #forgeyourownpath #beyou #withgumptionandgrace #adventuredaily #adventureeverydamnday #banff #optoutside #obsessivelygrateful #traveldeeper #exploremore #fjallraven #ortovox #traillife #lovehard #zfg #withgrace #mindfulness #dothings
This picture wasn’t this morning. This morning was a wake up filled with stress. I drove to work, in the pitch black because... well, this is normal actually because there’s never enough time to do all the things. And I know that I am enough, but there is never enough of a lot of things and that incompletion wears on me sometimes.
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And then I pulled my head out of my ass, while driving along. I realized I got to wake up in the fluffiest bed with the snuggliest 4-legged man waiting to go out with the kindest eyes. I realized I got to put on a new shirt today, printed with hundreds of little polar bears that I bought for my birthday last week because I can. I’m in the midst of planning some perfect little adventures with some perfect little friends. And tonight I have set aside time to get some cool stuff done, all while probably drinking a smoothie with CBD or some other bougie thing in it.
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So, there. Focus on the good. Good on the big picture. The big picture, that glorious incredibly privileged place and time we live in... THAT’s everything. As long as we don’t forget to hone our focus. Focus on the good...
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Pictured here: @jgrayfitch 
#withgumptionandgrace #mountainculture #hikeyourownhike #hikemoreworryless #snowshoeing #wildandwonderful #mountaincultureelevated #zfg #shredthepatriarchy #getoutstayout #livealive #coloradical #coloradoliving #wildandfree #obsessivelygrateful #mountainchicks #optoutside
This picture wasn’t this morning. This morning was a wake up filled with stress. I drove to work, in the pitch black because... well, this is normal actually because there’s never enough time to do all the things. And I know that I am enough, but there is never enough of a lot of things and that incompletion wears on me sometimes.
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And then I pulled my head out of my ass, while driving along. I realized I got to wake up in the fluffiest bed with the snuggliest 4-legged man waiting to go out with the kindest eyes. I realized I got to put on a new shirt today, printed with hundreds of little polar bears that I bought for my birthday last week because I can. I’m in the midst of planning some perfect little adventures with some perfect little friends. And tonight I have set aside time to get some cool stuff done, all while probably drinking a smoothie with CBD or some other bougie thing in it.
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So, there. Focus on the good. Good on the big picture. The big picture, that glorious incredibly privileged place and time we live in... THAT’s everything. As long as we don’t forget to hone our focus. Focus on the good...
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Pictured here: @jgrayfitch
#withgumptionandgrace #mountainculture #hikeyourownhike #hikemoreworryless #snowshoeing #wildandwonderful #mountaincultureelevated #zfg #shredthepatriarchy #getoutstayout #livealive #coloradical #coloradoliving #wildandfree #obsessivelygrateful #mountainchicks #optoutside
What if we surrendered to all the fights we’d never win? What if we let go of all the invisible opponents? Like, that asshole on the road or that thing, that person, that scenario that seems unjust, unproductive, kinda maddening maybe sometimes, but ultimately out of touch? What if we took all that energy back and dumped it into ourselves? What if we let go so we could fight the fights that do matter? What if we realized we’d never win a battle with an opponent who wasn’t even in the game?
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Thoughtful lessons on the yoga mat today. #selfwork 🧘🏻‍♀️🙏🏻🧘🏻‍♀️
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#wonderfulwildwomen #withgumptionandgrace #backcountrybabes #sheexplores #mountainculture #beyourbestself #wanderoften #eyeontheprize #getoutside #optoutside #wildernessbabes #vitamind #sunsout #dailyinspiration #yogaeverydamnday #adventureeverydamnday #shebelieved #healthandhealing #alifewelllived #acollectionofmoments #lookwithin
What if we surrendered to all the fights we’d never win? What if we let go of all the invisible opponents? Like, that asshole on the road or that thing, that person, that scenario that seems unjust, unproductive, kinda maddening maybe sometimes, but ultimately out of touch? What if we took all that energy back and dumped it into ourselves? What if we let go so we could fight the fights that do matter? What if we realized we’d never win a battle with an opponent who wasn’t even in the game?
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Thoughtful lessons on the yoga mat today. #selfwork 🧘🏻‍♀️🙏🏻🧘🏻‍♀️
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#wonderfulwildwomen #withgumptionandgrace #backcountrybabes #sheexplores #mountainculture #beyourbestself #wanderoften #eyeontheprize #getoutside #optoutside #wildernessbabes #vitamind #sunsout #dailyinspiration #yogaeverydamnday #adventureeverydamnday #shebelieved #healthandhealing #alifewelllived #acollectionofmoments #lookwithin
I tell you what, the way that snow sparkles in the bluebird sunshine... yea that’ll never, ever get old for as long as unicorns roam this beautiful Earth.
🦄🌎❄️✨🦄🌎❄️✨🦄🌎❄️✨
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Got out of the Boulder bubble and into the high country today, thanks to @bethanyhikes! Had some good laughs on the trail, tired out a couple good doggos, and even ran into @kschroeder528 way out there in the hills. 💯
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#withgumptionandgrace #hikemoreworryless #ladyadventure #snowshoeing #coloradical #bluebirdday #getoutstayout #rockymountainhigh #hikemoresmilemore #womenwhohike #wonderfulwildwomen #mountainculture #wandering #liveoutloud #sheexplores #optoutside #deuter #wildernessculture #exploredeeper #zfg
I tell you what, the way that snow sparkles in the bluebird sunshine... yea that’ll never, ever get old for as long as unicorns roam this beautiful Earth.
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Got out of the Boulder bubble and into the high country today, thanks to @bethanyhikes! Had some good laughs on the trail, tired out a couple good doggos, and even ran into @kschroeder528 way out there in the hills. 💯
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#withgumptionandgrace #hikemoreworryless #ladyadventure #snowshoeing #coloradical #bluebirdday #getoutstayout #rockymountainhigh #hikemoresmilemore #womenwhohike #wonderfulwildwomen #mountainculture #wandering #liveoutloud #sheexplores #optoutside #deuter #wildernessculture #exploredeeper #zfg
It hasn’t been a top-notch week. I crashed out on my VIP mold-healer nasal spray, the drug that only one compounding pharmacy in the whole country produces, the drug that costs about the same as a second rent. But I didn’t have it this week because of a refill snafu. And I crashed. I wanted to crawl under my desk a few times in waves of fatigue. Work was extra stressful. I had a muscle spasm in my back, sending me physically into a little tizzy. I hid in my room most nights, spent and bummed, wondering WTF just happened? 🤷🏼‍♀️😂
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But VIP is back on board 🥳 and heck, I guess data is good right? If I’m gonna spend a second rent on a damn nasal spray, I guess it’s good to know it’s working. So high five to that 👊. And kudos to my doc who hammered home the acupuncture, adjustments, and body work yesterday. I always seem to go in there defeated and come out restored and hopeful. So thankful for functional medicine 🙌.
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It’s always something new with chronic disease. But you know what? There’s always an upswing, too. ☺️🤩
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#withgumptionandgrace #cirs #autoimmunedisease #autoimmunewarrior #hikemoresmilemore #shemovesmountains #createyourworld #positivity #getoutstayout #chinup #chinupbuttercup #forgeyourownpath #healthandhealing #biotoxinillness #functionalmedicine #livealive #obsessivelygrateful
It hasn’t been a top-notch week. I crashed out on my VIP mold-healer nasal spray, the drug that only one compounding pharmacy in the whole country produces, the drug that costs about the same as a second rent. But I didn’t have it this week because of a refill snafu. And I crashed. I wanted to crawl under my desk a few times in waves of fatigue. Work was extra stressful. I had a muscle spasm in my back, sending me physically into a little tizzy. I hid in my room most nights, spent and bummed, wondering WTF just happened? 🤷🏼‍♀️😂
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But VIP is back on board 🥳 and heck, I guess data is good right? If I’m gonna spend a second rent on a damn nasal spray, I guess it’s good to know it’s working. So high five to that 👊. And kudos to my doc who hammered home the acupuncture, adjustments, and body work yesterday. I always seem to go in there defeated and come out restored and hopeful. So thankful for functional medicine 🙌.
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It’s always something new with chronic disease. But you know what? There’s always an upswing, too. ☺️🤩
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#withgumptionandgrace #cirs #autoimmunedisease #autoimmunewarrior #hikemoresmilemore #shemovesmountains #createyourworld #positivity #getoutstayout #chinup #chinupbuttercup #forgeyourownpath #healthandhealing #biotoxinillness #functionalmedicine #livealive #obsessivelygrateful
Use the love you have.
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Share it, shout it, make it known, make it honest. Say it, hug it, cry it, and spray it. But don’t you dare forget to tell it. Don’t you dare be scared to use it. Don’t you even dare to waste it.
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My birthday yesterday kinda felt like another normal day, except for the 17 times I cried happy tears from all of your messages, texts, and calls. I don’t care what anyone says, human connection is the most magical gift we have and the most powerful tool we possess for making our lives feel worthwhile. Give it and receive it and be it.
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I’m so grateful for my village. Thank you, with all of my love and all of my feels.
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#birthdaylove #obsessivelygrateful #withgumptionandgrace #sheexplores #womeninspiringwomen #badassery #feelingthelove #thehappinessproject #cantstopwontstop #liveoutloud #lovehard #zfg
Use the love you have.
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Share it, shout it, make it known, make it honest. Say it, hug it, cry it, and spray it. But don’t you dare forget to tell it. Don’t you dare be scared to use it. Don’t you even dare to waste it.
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My birthday yesterday kinda felt like another normal day, except for the 17 times I cried happy tears from all of your messages, texts, and calls. I don’t care what anyone says, human connection is the most magical gift we have and the most powerful tool we possess for making our lives feel worthwhile. Give it and receive it and be it.
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I’m so grateful for my village. Thank you, with all of my love and all of my feels.
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#birthdaylove #obsessivelygrateful #withgumptionandgrace #sheexplores #womeninspiringwomen #badassery #feelingthelove #thehappinessproject #cantstopwontstop #liveoutloud #lovehard #zfg
These birthday feet have taken me a lot of places in my 37 years. Some are the usual predictables, like to the office Monday through Friday or out to the trash dumpster or through the produce isles of the grocery store, time and time again, looking for that perfect honeycrisp. They have taken me to the glaciers of Alaska and the cobblestones of Europe, to small towns and big places and high mountain tops. These feet haven’t taken me places I thought they would have by now, too. But what we all know deep down is that maybe a meaningful life can only be partially steered. It’s a funny thing, navigating all the nooks and crannies of a lifespan of travels, careers, chocolate bars, workouts, kisses, dreams, outfits, moments, glimpses, and choices. So, here’s to the self-power of the things within my control and here’s to an embrace of the things I can’t. How my next chapters script out, golly I have no clue sometimes. But I trust, with all of my soles (see what I did there?), that it’ll be exactly the right thing. Just exactly where my feet need to go.
🎂🦄🎂🦄🎂🦄🎂🦄🎂🦄🎂
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#hbd #hbdtome🎉 #livingmybestlife #withgumptionandgrace #liveoutloud #traillife #wildandfree #livethegoodlife #thehappinessproject #todaysmusings #climbhigher #forgeyourownpath #togetherwerise #leadbyexample #setsail #setyourselffree #anotheryear #triparoundthesun #optoutside #runfree #trailrunning #boulderCO #unicornsandrainbows #birthday🎂 #sheexplores #womenontheroad #womenonthego
These birthday feet have taken me a lot of places in my 37 years. Some are the usual predictables, like to the office Monday through Friday or out to the trash dumpster or through the produce isles of the grocery store, time and time again, looking for that perfect honeycrisp. They have taken me to the glaciers of Alaska and the cobblestones of Europe, to small towns and big places and high mountain tops. These feet haven’t taken me places I thought they would have by now, too. But what we all know deep down is that maybe a meaningful life can only be partially steered. It’s a funny thing, navigating all the nooks and crannies of a lifespan of travels, careers, chocolate bars, workouts, kisses, dreams, outfits, moments, glimpses, and choices. So, here’s to the self-power of the things within my control and here’s to an embrace of the things I can’t. How my next chapters script out, golly I have no clue sometimes. But I trust, with all of my soles (see what I did there?), that it’ll be exactly the right thing. Just exactly where my feet need to go.
🎂🦄🎂🦄🎂🦄🎂🦄🎂🦄🎂
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#hbd #hbdtome🎉 #livingmybestlife #withgumptionandgrace #liveoutloud #traillife #wildandfree #livethegoodlife #thehappinessproject #todaysmusings #climbhigher #forgeyourownpath #togetherwerise #leadbyexample #setsail #setyourselffree #anotheryear #triparoundthesun #optoutside #runfree #trailrunning #boulderCO #unicornsandrainbows #birthday🎂 #sheexplores #womenontheroad #womenonthego
It’s totally ok to dance while trail running, you know. It’s totally ok to stop and look out. It’s totally ok to do whatever the heck shenanies you feel like. It’s your run and it’s your bod and it’s your day. Just lace your damn shoes and know that yes... you absolutely can.
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#runwild #withgumptionandgrace
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#hitthetrail #deuter #mydeuteradventure #funhogging #livethegoodlife #traillife #optoitside #athleta #thepowerofyou #cantstopwontstop #liveoutside #intothewoods #exploredeeper #shemovesmountains #womenwhohike #boulderCO #livewithintention #driveyourownlife #dancelikenooneiswatching #shebelievedshecouldsoshedid #befierce #
It’s totally ok to dance while trail running, you know. It’s totally ok to stop and look out. It’s totally ok to do whatever the heck shenanies you feel like. It’s your run and it’s your bod and it’s your day. Just lace your damn shoes and know that yes... you absolutely can.

#runwild #withgumptionandgrace
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#hitthetrail #deuter #mydeuteradventure #funhogging #livethegoodlife #traillife #optoitside #athleta #thepowerofyou #cantstopwontstop #liveoutside #intothewoods #exploredeeper #shemovesmountains #womenwhohike #boulderCO #livewithintention #driveyourownlife #dancelikenooneiswatching #shebelievedshecouldsoshedid #befierce #

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