Revel loves the Stow! With it being such a nice fall here, I thought I would squeeze in a post about camping just in case some families are still planning on taking advantage of seeing all of these beautiful fall colors! And this post comes with a special discount link to one of my new … Continue reading Family Camping Tips!
My top ten at AR World Championships
Adventure racing is perhaps the most gear intensive sport ever. And while it can be overwhelming for many athletes (especially when you are just getting into it!) for our team, it is one of our favorite parts. Every expedition race, we inevitably find ourselves talking about gear. What we love, what we don’t love and … Continue reading My top ten at AR World Championships
Into the ARena we went
Even though it had not been that long since I had raced an expedition race (my last race was in June at the Endless Mountains where we won!), there is something extra palpable that the Adventure Race World Championships brings. The best teams from all over the world come to test themselves on a course … Continue reading Into the ARena we went
“What does it take to pack for an Expedition Length Race?”
“50 pounds on the dot! Will you look at that precision!” Dan exclaims. “Yes, I guess you could say we have been doing this for a while.” I say as I let out a big, relieving exhale. Dan and I have just completed stage 1 (packing our gear and getting it weighed in at the … Continue reading “What does it take to pack for an Expedition Length Race?”
Best Kids Summer Layers!
Beat the heat this summer with the whole family. We found the best kids gear to keep them cool and happy all day long. A comfortable kid in the outdoors is a happy kid, which translates to a happy mom and dad. When summer hits, it’s easy to get your kids out the door. They … Continue reading Best Kids Summer Layers!
24 Hour World Championships
"5, 4, 3, 2, 1..... GO!!!!" "Finally!" I exhaled as I started to sprint 500 meters in a crowd of other helmeted runners around me. I had been waiting rather impatiently to hear this countdown. For the entire week before I had a gamut of emotions and feelings swirling within me. "Why am I here … Continue reading 24 Hour World Championships
A Night with Spirit B Tree
"The more time I spend up here with Spirit tree, the more I become aware of why he is here" whispered Jason as we woke up. Last night, Max got to blow out 5 birthday candles on his requested strawberry and vanilla cake, open a few presents and stay up extra late (maybe the cake … Continue reading A Night with Spirit B Tree
Dear Spirit B
Dear Spirit B, It’s been five years since I held a wild hawk to my belly, asking you and your brother to give it strength and love. It’s been five years since I held your beautiful purple body, and it’s been five years since I felt the earth shatter beneath my feet - taking my … Continue reading Dear Spirit B
Team Bend Racing Adventure Race World Championships Race Report!
The start “Pinch it off Lars!” “Pinch it off Lars, the race has started!” yelled Dan from outside the bathroom. I stood outside the cafe (where we had just been planning our route on our two sets of maps for the entire race) in a state of total shock that we had even made it … Continue reading Team Bend Racing Adventure Race World Championships Race Report!
Racing and Recovery
I recently wrote a blog for Mission Farms CBD on how we use CBD for racing and recovery. If you have asked me a year ago about CBD, I would not be able to tell you anything other than I had heard it could help with pain. Fast forward a year later, and I am … Continue reading Racing and Recovery