Life can feel so crazy sometimes! I learned two things from parents that sustain me and allow me to slow down and take time. A love for food and gathering people together around the table and a passion for the outdoors. Both of these things make me who I am and provide me with a chance to be mindful and feel peace in my heart.
Running still plays a central role in my life; it brought me the love of my life, Rob. We met at the Trans Rockies Run in 2009 and never looked back. These days we both are running ultras and eating is always a major focus! People always ask: What do eat during a race? What do you eat the night before? What nutrition plan do you follow? Food is a constant obsession of busy, hungry athletes and a great meal always brings people together.
Through the years, I have found more and more joy in creating meals for friends and family. Eating a plant-based diet since I moved out on my own at 19, my fondest memories have been cooking good food with good friends. We have cooked together in kitchens, on campfires and everywhere in-between. I love creating seasonal, healthy meals to share, love a good garden, and have a habit of spending way too much money at the farmer’s market.
It sometimes is quite an endeavor to fuel long adventures on the trails. My core belief is that food should taste good and I don’t shy away from decadent ingredients as a part of my life, but balanced meals with proper nutrients are important for health and performance. I enjoy finding the balance between indulgence and moderation with creative concoctions in the kitchen. I take pride in creating healthy and delicious meals to feed the frenzy!