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Go For The Gold

 The 2016 Summer Olympics have been the big talk the past week and I have to say I am inspired and a bit overwhelmed at times. I can’t help but wonder how all of these amazing athletes do it!?!?! When 7:00am rolls around each morning I always think about how tired I am. I think that it is not physically possible to get up, grab…


Added by Jen Samora on August 15, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

More Than Just a Run

Laced up and ready to go. Ready or not my Ascent training has been yet another experience with many life lessons. Training hurts. It hurts physically, and it hurts mentally at times. Discipline is probably one of the most challenging things when it comes to running up a mountain. After spending about 3 weeks at sea level I really had to step up my game after the Garden of the Gods 10 mile. I loved the Summer Roundup Race although my…


Added by Jen Samora on July 19, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

Marmot Life

After my run this morning I thought I would share my thoughts on why Tim Bergsten thought I would be an asset to the team.

Reasons Why I Make a Good Marmot:

  1. Both like to pose for the camera
  2. Appears by the arms that they hit up the gym about the same amount of time each week
  3. Both have just a smidge of white hair
  4. Both live in high elevation
  5. Both are a great distraction for tired…

Added by Jen Samora on June 24, 2016 at 7:30am — 2 Comments


Competition. Growing up I always loved competition. I grew up with tons of cousins- and by tons I mean twenty-eight first cousins on one side of my family. My fondest memories include competition. Majority of my cousins were older boys so there was never a time I wasn’t being coached to juke my opponent while we played football in front of our grandparents’ house or learn how to perfect the fancy pass on the basketball court. Since…


Added by Jen Samora on June 21, 2016 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

It's All Uphill from Here

Hills. I can say that I don’t love them, yet I find myself facing another training season full of them! I would have never thought I would be one of those crazy people running up all of those hills at Garden of the Gods, let alone running to the top of Pikes Peak! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO WAY! That kinda stuff is for crazy people!

As much as I have improved over the years, running never gets…


Added by Jen Samora on June 2, 2016 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

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