A not so throwback Thursday to last Saturday for a recap on my race for the FOURmidable 50K. I placed 33rd with a time of 05:47:31, but was hoping to do much better. Last year I finished 5 minutes faster and had done a 100K two weeks prior, but I guess last Saturday wasn’t exactly my day. I ran comfortably for the first 10-15 miles until my legs burned out and my nutrition wasn’t as great from mostly consuming gels and electrolytes. My next race is April 14th for the Lake Sonoma 50 Miler with an elevation gain of 10k feet, hopefully my training and nutrition will be dialed in better and set my pace back to have a strong finish. Thanks @mountainboundlife for the pic! •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #rei1440project #mynature #outperform #optoutside #run#runnershighvision #beinspired #totalnutrition #run#runningunity #running #trailrunning #runnersworld #run #trailrunningcommunity #instarunners #ultrarunning #createyourtrail #naturesgym #merrelloutside #keephammering #nobodycaresworkharder #howbaddoyouwantit @outsidemagazine @merrell @rei @totalnutrition_sacramento @singletrackrunning
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Chillin'
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I love this photo and hate this photo at the same time. I love it because I’m laughing after almost being run off the trail by the large group of dudes who were out for a walk in the woods. I hate it because I have my enormous iPhone in my hand as if it’s an extension of my being. I struggle a lot with balancing wanting to capture memories and create content with making sure I’m having pure, unadulterated experiences in these places that we love so much. I try to only take my phone out a few times for quick shots but sometimes it comes out more than I would like. How do you guys manage your technology use while you’re out enjoying the mountains? . . . . #newhampshire #goeast #newengland #whitemountains #northeast #appalachiantrail #eastcoast #skitheeast #mountains #mtnchicks #womenwhohike #andshesdopetoo #womenwhoexplore #forceofnature #optoutside #timetoplay #merrelloutside #thegreatoutdoors #mountaingirls #likeamountaingirl #hiking #hikingadventures #backcountry #trailrunning #exploreinspired
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One more outdoor inspo from the lovely @minayounglee ! 💕 ・・・ ...you will learn that obstacles & problems are merely opportunities in your life. overcome them is what is going to make you absolutely happy. fight against your fear is what is gonna make you succeed in life. at that point you will understand the meaning of being a winner!! [from a note written by an old friend in the first page of a book he graciously gifted me with] // in case you needed to hear it too 💞 pc:@jacksonian7 #merrelloutside
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Throwback to a fun week hanging out with the @merrell crew and my boy Buster. I’m still stoked on winter, but definitely looking forward to some summer climbing trips and a little hammock time. #merrelloutside #buster #hammocklife #tbt #california #roadtrip #adventure #explore #travel #optoutside #rei1440project #livinthedream #shareyourparadise
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Cartoon Thursday. Is that a thing? Well now it is. 3 mile run followed by tire flips, tire carries, and atlas stone lifts!
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5 years ago I stumbled upon this little gem in Indiana
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From me to you, ‘big ass tire flip #fightingface’ at the end of the combat zone. I did it ‘cause I meant it 🤙🏻 @mikesgymcampmarbella had me dig deep a couple of times 😅❤️
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Stared on the beach and then went exploring, Golden Gate Park has so many miles of trails, I ran 10 today and I’ve probably seen just a mile of that route before, it wasn’t as fast but I really enjoyed it, found some very cool trails, felt like I was nowhere near a city. . . . . . . . . . #run #running #instarunners #runnersofinstagram #runitfast #runkeeper #merrelloutside #garmin #gogarmin #lovemygarmin #beachrun #triathlontraining #goldengatepark #runshots #fenix #barefootrunning
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#Repost @etienneloisel with @get_repost ・・・ Zeus nous a donné les bonnes conditions pour descendre le couloir E (4.3, 45° 200m) de SON sommet, le Mont Olympe. C'était beau, c'était bon 😍. Merci @alexandre.masson73 pour les images en drône 😘 #ski#skimo #skimountainering #ski #skiderando #mou#mou#mountainsa> #mountains #greece #grece #montolympe #olympe #mytikas #greeceskitrip #skitrip #trip #mountain #montagne #freerideski #travel #skitravel #voyage #mer#merrelloutside #nofilter #merrellfrance #merrell #loubsol @merrellfrance @loubsol @peakperformancefrance
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Zeus nous a donné les bonnes conditions pour descendre le couloir E (4.3, 45° 200m) de SON sommet, le Mont Olympe. C'était beau, c'était bon 😍. Merci @alexandre.masson73 pour les images en drône 😘 #ski#skimo #skimountainering #ski #skiderando #mou#mou#mountain>a> #mountains #greece #grece #montolympe #olympe #mytikas #greeceskitrip #skitrip #trip #mountain #montagne #freerideski #travel #skitravel #voyage #mer#merrelloutside #nofilter #merrellfrance #merrell #loubsol @merrellfrance @loubsol @peakperformancefrance
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Hi, it’s me! Realized I’ve never posted a photo of myself and thought it would be nice to see who’s behind the camera! A few random facts if you’re still reading: I have a small panther or large cat, depending on how you frame it. He has his own instagram because I can’t help it @therealfasb. I’m originally from South Carolina and all y’all need to give boiled peanuts a try. I’m a strong supporter of public lands, Bitmoji usage (just discovered this), and boxed macaroni and cheese. I wear hats whenever it’s socially acceptable which is probably a direct result of my .save water, shower less. movement. I run a heck of a lot and I have the bestest friends because they put up with it, especially now as I train for my first 100 mile race (which I’ll be running with my biggest fan and equally crazy counterpart @cwharrington). I’m happiest outside and my biased opinion is that Colorado is the best playground around. This is in Yosemite though, which I also find to be prettyyy rad. So yay! #coloradophotographer #aboutme #rockymountains #coloradolive #yosemitenationalpark #girlswhohike #optoutside #merrelloutside #outdoorresearch #mountainstandard #outdoorwomen #womenintheoutdoors #camberoutdoors
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I enjoy celebrating my friends here on Instagram from time to time. One of those is Kristen Taylor of @mamabeechocolates, located here in Asheville. Her passion and love for handcrafting delicious chocolates shines through in every savory bite of her products. And not only are they super good, but good for you too, made with only natural ingredients, many organic - and no refined sugars. I’ve been enjoying her candies for a year now (my current favorite is the Cherry Bomb, as seen in the second pic). Needless to say, I woofed down that candy in no time. So you could say my hike to Craggy Pinnacle this afternoon (first pic) was “fueled by Mama Bee.” 🐝 Be sure to check out her page and website, and support local businesses like hers!
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Another beautiful day to be alive and enjoy the simple things that our world provides! I hope everyone got outside today and enjoyed climate change. Shoutout to the incredible @kaitlyn_maria for always making adventuring fun! . #morgantown #wvu #snakehill #hiking #merrelloutside #publicland #itsyours #reiproject1440 #optoutside #almostheaven #wildandwonderful #gotowv #overlook #cheatlake #cheatriver
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2.5 miles at @otfballantyne this morning and then 4 miles in the ‘hood this afternoon. Finally feeling like I’m making some progress and getting faster! 1 day, 1 mile at a time goals will be hit this year. 👊🏻 #countdownison #toughertogether #tmambassador #merrelloutside #charlotterunning
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Just finished up a 6 mile trail fun in my new Tough Mudder @merrell All Out Crush 2. This was my first time wearing them and here comes my honest, unbiased review. I was able to put them to a true test on a very muddy horse trail. ---------------------------------------------------- These shoes are far better than the original AOC. These are light weight, drain very quickly, have great traction and seem to have more cushion/support. ---------------------------------------------------- However, these shoes did not fit me. I wear a 12 in everything but these were too big. By at least a half size. I'm sure someone with a size 13 could have been more comfortable in them. The arch support was up into the ball area of my foot which started to cause cramping. The ratcheting lace system was also very suspect. I stopped 3 times to tighten them and lost my right shoe once in the mud. I never felt like I could get the shoe tight enough even though I couldn't ratchet them any tighter ---------------------------------------------------- I am actually pretty disappointed in these. I now have 2 of these AOC 2s that I won't be able to race in this year. This is close to a great shoe but I would switch out the laces and order a .5 size smaller than normal.
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The hike back out was brutal to say the least, but I’d do it all over again! #HavasuFalls #Supai #Arizona #Paradise #Waterfall
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To illustrate the day in the wild, it was adventurous nonetheless and filled with priceless memories... here’s to the start of a sufferable year... •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #rei1440project #mynature #outperform #optoutside #run#runhighvision #beinspired #totalnutrition #run#runningcommunity #running #trailrunning #runnersworld #run #trailrunningcommunity #instarunners #ultrarunning #createyourtrail #naturesgym #merrelloutside #keephammering #nobodycaresworkharder #howbaddoyouwantit @outsidemagazine @merrell @rei @totalnutrition_sacramento @singletrackrunning
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That’s all you need! Mountains, sea in a great combination for a place to be! There are many projects when I come back to this beautiful small village of Greece... 📸 @periklis_ripis #merrelloutside #merrellnordics #leatherexcyprus #periklistraining #wonderfull #greece #climbig_pictures_of_instagram
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You can learn to fly on the way down👇🏼
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Vinterlöpning handlar ju mycket om att vänja kropp och knopp med det faktum att det är kallt, mörkt och gärna tunglöpt. Springer man sig igenom hösten och fortsätter in i vintern blir det en smidig övergång. Springer man däremot i Spanien, med 20 plusgrader och sol och sedan snabbt vänder hemåt å kör ett pass med pannlampa i 10 minusgrader, då tappar man den här fina övergången. Kvällens pass kändes lite som en high five ✋🏻 i nyllet 🤦🏻‍♂️ med en fisk🐡. Nåja, snart är jag acklimatiserad igen. Jag gillade ju det här nyss 😬👍🏻 #löparjetlag
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My first attempt at ANY bar work/climbing since tearing the ligament in my finger at WTM this past November. Not terrible but I have a lot of work to do before Midwest Toughest!
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S’ENVOLER : Quoi de plus intense pour se ressourcer, que prendre de la hauteur avec un parapente ? Avez-vous déjà testé ? 📸 @michileber ✨🌿 #merrellfrance #merrelloutside #outdoor #paragliding #travel #fly #nature #profiter #voler #respirer #explorer #aventure #createyourtrail
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"You keep putting one foot in front of the other, and then one day you look back and you've climbed a mountain." - Tom Hiddleston
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Zor şartları seviyoruz ⛺️🧗🏽‍♂️ 📸@spart4nn #mer#merrellide #merrell #outdoor
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I don’t think I’ve hit a strict run on the trails in a few months, so it was time to get it on before the gym tonight. The Crossfit Open and multiple Tough Mudder runs are taking place within the next month. Time to get the endurance legs ready ASAP. #TMAmbassador #TougherTogether #merrelloutside #crossfitmadera
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“...the desert... Transparent and tangible as sunlight, yet always and everywhere present, it lures a man on and on, from the red-walled canyons to the smoke-blue ranges beyond, in a futile but fascinating quest for the great, unimaginable treasure which the desert seems to promise. Once caught by this golden lure you become a prospector for life...” Edward Abbey
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When your warm ups are needed because coming back from injuries is not as quick and strong as you’d like it to be...#pushon #traindontcomplain #honeystinger #force5athlete #ocr #endurance #ultrarunner #fitmom #lift #merrelloutside #etchrock #etchrockelite #darntough #comebackstronger #adventure #livewire
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Roan Mountain + fog = pure magic. Today was perfect for capturing it all. #mysouthernliving #gooutsideandplay #appalachiantrail
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Navajo Falls near Supai Village, Arizona.#Merrelloutside #keenshoes #exploregear #northface #garagegrowngear
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Palusong
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I believe you can have several Soul Mates in life. People you connect with on a deeper level, people that just get you. People who have been a part of your life for a short amount of time but feel like they’ve been there all along. People you can fart in front of. 💨❤️🤣 • • • 📸: @sam_joe_carl #utah #wowutah #werutah #utahisrad #igutah #lifeelevated #hikrlife #takeahike #amongthewild #mountaingirls #mtnchicks #likeamountaingirl #adventure #girlfriends #sunset #chasethesun #westbysouthwest #travel #wildernessculture #takemetothemountains #merrelloutside #danner #utahunique #utahgram #utahdotcom
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A glimpse of our sick descend to #MooneyFalls. #WaitForIt #HavasuSupai #Arizona #Supai
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Trail shoes on the track. Guess you can take a trail runner out of the dirt, but you can’t take the dirt out of a trail runner. #isthatevenacompliment #findingfast ** 20 miles** 2 mi warmup @@@ 9 min/Mile** 13 mi @ 7:50 min/Mile** 3 mi @ 5:45 min/Mile w/ 4 min Recovery after each mile** 2 mi easy cooldown @f_r_x_c @merrell @guenergylabs #saltyssquad #findyourtrail #gottagetuptogetdown 📸 @amydoubleu2
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Jour 2 du #ski#ski en #grece : Mont Giona 2510m ! 5è montagne de #Greece, la montagne sans lune ne nous a pas laissé indifférent avec son panorama méditerranéen ! #pita #pitaconfiture ! . #giona #mountgiona #ski #skitouring #mountain #expe #mountainering #balkans #snow #goodday #friends #landscape #paysage #montagne #hollidays #skimo #merrelloutside #merrellfrance #fandemerrell
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Morning shower, Havasu style. 💦🏜🏕 #MooneyFalls #Waterfall #Nature #Wilderness #Havasu
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A photo of the Presidential Range for President’s Day! Looking back to Madison from Adams. Thanks for the idea, @appalachiantrail.
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One of the many stream crossings on the Lover's Leap Trail in Custer State Park, South Dakota #Merrelloutside #marmot #exploregear #visitrapidcity #standuptowinter #garagegrowngear
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D R I N K. T H E. C O F F E E. . . . #BeatMonday #Coffee #MsrGear #MtKenya 📷 @chrismshane
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Lone tree on a granite outcrop. Lover's Leap Custer State Park, South Dakota.#Merrelloutside #keenshoes #exploregear #standuptowinter
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#doitlikeyoumeanit and #dontfuckabout got real this weekend 😅🤯 @mikesgymcampmarbella @mikesgymmarbella Thanks for the pic @spartansoz 🙏😃
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Happy kid
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AM sunbathing ☀️ 💦 🏜 #HavasuFalls #Supai #Arizona #Hiking_In_Space
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Does eating half of a large New York style pizza while you ascend a 1.1 Mile / 700 foot fire road, and then running down carrying the pizza box sound fun to you? Well it did for 14 intrepid souls yesterday who pushed the limits of human pizza eating endurance sports in the first ever @f_r_x_c Pizza Mile. #gottagetuptogetdown Thank you to @sliceworkspizza and everyone who came out to Race, volunteer, and support the event. This community is absolutely incredible! @merrell @guenergylabs #findyourtrail #saltysquad 📸 @allisondobbsphotography
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Colors
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A morning scene from atop Max Patch Bald on the Appalachian Trail, as I peered down over a sea of fog with a colorful sky overhead. That morning remains not only one of my most productive sessions I’ve experienced, but it still holds as one of the most beloved experiences I’ve had since I became a photographer. Very few mornings have matched this one; yet still I hope more mornings like this are in store for the future. 😊
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Haste una maletita y vamonos a Supai. 🏝 #HavasuSupai #Arizona #Hiking_In_Space
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One of 10 creek crossing on the Lover's Leap Trail in Custer State Park. #Merrelloutside #keenshoes #custerstateparksd #visitrapidcity #Oboyz
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Se siente raro cuando mi hijo me dice "aguanta padre", pero la verdad ya se me creció Joan Mateo y ya me cuesta mantenerle el paso para no quedarme atrás y cansados concluimos que viejo es el camino y joven los libretos con que se escriben nuestras historias, por eso no dudamos ser un equipo y madrugar muy temprano para ser felices en 112 kms., sin importar que él sea un niño y yo un viejo! #recorriendomontañas #merrell #montaña #mountains #trailrunning #merrellcolombia #merrelloutside
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Fin d'une très sauvage micro-aventure sur les hauts-plateaux de Chartreuse dans les Alpes. Le «made in #acaenlaforme», c'est : dormir en igloo, traverser des paysages sublimes, traîner la pulka, observer la faune sauvage, manger une fondue savoyarde sous les étoiles...et tout ça en autonomie complète 😜👌 #chartreuse #massifchartreuse #massifdechartreuse #pulka #expedition #aventure #landscape #snow #winterexperience #winterexpedition #igloo #paysages #raquettes #raquettesaneige #neige #wild #wildaventures #wilderness #viesauvage #sauvage #merrelloutside #merrellfrance #loubsol @merrellfrance @acaenlaforme
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