Recovery Archives - New Age Athlete

  • Moab Bike News — November Issue

    11/6/2014 Moab Bike News After a brilliant Saturday of Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day, perusing the simpler trails in the Klondike Trail System of Moab, loving the fact that a new footpath has opened, so the non-biking family members could enjoy access from a single parking lot in the backcountry, have to shout, Hail! […]

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  • Healing from the Inside Out – TrailRunner Magazine Unabridged Version

     Trail Runner Magazine recently wrote an article about my tragic experience with a deadly E-Coli infection in 2011 while racing TransRockies Run, which resulted in me having to DNF.  It has taken much time to heal, as simultaneously I was doing all possible to survive a devastatingly domestic abusive situation of which I am finally free after […]

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  • Healing from the Inside Out – TrailRunner Magazine

    Healing from the Inside Out

    A story of devastation and comeback at the TransRockies

    published in TrailRunner Magazine April 2, 2013


    Photo courtesy of Neways Shoreline Trail, Salt Lake City, Utah


    In August 2011, I drove from my home in Salt Lake City, Utah, to race TransRockies Run6, a six-day, 120-mile stage race across the Colorado Rockies. Riding high from my fifth overall XTERRA Worlds finish, an age-group World Champion title in trail running and new road PRs in the 10K and half-marathon, I was excited for the challenge.

    As a single mother working full time as a massage therapist, endurance coach and yoga teacher, I spent all my time, money and energy on either training for races or on taking care of my beautiful son, Canyon, age six at the time. I acted as my own coach.

    Martin Gaffuri of Annecy, France, an accomplished runner and founder ofGoodPeopleRun, a social site connecting runners throughout the world, would be my partner at TransRockies. He had multiple years of experience in stage racing, and we felt our odds of winning the co-ed category were high.


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  • A Little about Me

    From a distance most people see me as an outgoing, energetic, over the top, out of control running, biking, yoga loving, single mom…. whom doesn’t know when to stop. Yes this can be true. But did you know that I am one of the most inward thinking souls I have ever met? No wonder I […]

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  • ESPN article about me

    ESPN women recently interview me about my interesting running history.  Here is the link.

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  • Neways. My Open Doorway to TransRockiesRun

    TransRockiesRun is a race I have been wanting to experience for several years.  Initially I was too ill to train for such a rigorous event. Then last year it was my injured hip. This year is my golden year. In the spring I set an intention that I wanted to race it for 2011 and […]

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