Will I ever tire of Colorado?

It's been just over a year since I moved into my home in Louisville, Colorado, a small town that sits just east of the famed Boulder, Colorado. I moved here after graduating college because I'd longed to live in Colorado for years. As someone who loves the outdoors, and loves to hike in particular, I … Continue reading Will I ever tire of Colorado?

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Why you should always run the hills

Today I ran a HILLY 10k. When I say hilly, I mean HILLY. So hilly, in fact, that the race website didn't include an elevation chart with the race map -- I don't think anyone would've shown up if they did! The race, Run the Rocks, took place at Red Rocks Amphitheater, a widely known … Continue reading Why you should always run the hills

How to run a race with your dog (and do well)

They say a dog is a man's best friend and diamonds are a girl's. However, they've clearly never met me -- the runner who has one of the world's most athletic dogs. Harley, my Shiba Inu mix, is my best friend and training partner (a lovely twofer). He trains for all my half-marathons with me, … Continue reading How to run a race with your dog (and do well)

Seven tips for the newbie trail runner

Living in Boulder, Colorado, it's almost a crime to solely be a road runner. There are numerous trails just minutes from my house, from the iconic Mesa Trail to the historic Rattlesnake Gulch Trail. There are also trail races happening with almost as much frequency -- I'm talking weekly -- as road races. While I'm forever … Continue reading Seven tips for the newbie trail runner

When a break from running takes you to 14,000 feet and new realizations!

In May, I posted a picture of me on Instagram crossing the finish line at the Bolder Boulder with the caption: "Nothing else in life will ever give you this feeling." Today, however, I learned differently. I summited my first 14ers today -- Grays and Torreys -- after a month of training hikes, gear buying and … Continue reading When a break from running takes you to 14,000 feet and new realizations!

Lessons on running and life at Greenbelt Plateau | Boulder, Colorado

After two major injuries, I've learned not to take running as seriously as I used to. On my first long run of the spring training season, everything went wrong. The old Savannah would've come off the trail saying, "That was one of my worst runs ever!" The new Savannah just laughed when her shoes were … Continue reading Lessons on running and life at Greenbelt Plateau | Boulder, Colorado

Three lakes and freezing winds at Bear Lake Trailhead | Estes Park, Colorado

Have you ever been so cold that you wanted to cry? I have. While Rocky Mountain National Park is beautiful in the winter, the blustering winds aren't. As I trudged through the snow toward Dream Lake, I wanted to cry. Then I realized that my tears would just freeze. So I turned my back to … Continue reading Three lakes and freezing winds at Bear Lake Trailhead | Estes Park, Colorado

Miles on the Mountains at Flatirons Vista and Mt. Sanitas | Boulder, Colorado

For the final weekend before my spring training, I had the grand idea of hiking three days in a row. However, after the second hike at Mt. Sanitas, my IT Band let my body know it wasn't having a third. Instead of making it to Eldorado Canyon State Park yesterday for the third and final … Continue reading Miles on the Mountains at Flatirons Vista and Mt. Sanitas | Boulder, Colorado

A Golden Sunday at Mount Galbraith Park | Golden, Colorado 

Today's Sunday adventure took us to Mount Galbraith Park in Golden, Colorado. We started the day off with a big breakfast--a must, especially after last weekend's snowshoeing fiasco--and then hit the trails. Since most people in Colorado are actually athletic, we went out with one of Blake's high school friends, Erik; he's the one who … Continue reading A Golden Sunday at Mount Galbraith Park | Golden, Colorado 

Trail Running Gone Right at South Boulder Creek West | Boulder, Colorado

Today, Harley and I took a lovely mid-morning hike (ah, the luxury of not working Fridays). It was 70 degrees today--in February--so there was no way we weren't going to get outside! We headed to the South Boulder Creek West Trailhead, which is a short 12-minute drive from my apartment (awesome, right?!). From Louisville, Colorado, … Continue reading Trail Running Gone Right at South Boulder Creek West | Boulder, Colorado