Overcome life's extreme obstacles by overcoming your State of Mind
That is how I feel anyways.
When I look back to my experiences with running, and specifically trail running it seems as I was always drawn to it.
I was on the cross country team for one year in high school…
Added by SOMbands on November 21, 2012 at 7:31am — No Comments
It is amazing what some women can while pregnant. I had grandiose ideas of what I'd be doing and able to do while pregnant- although I did quite a bit as long as I could no longer am I running up my favorite trails, mostly just a slow waddle,
I really admire women like Kara Groucher, and Olympic runner who continued training throughout pregnancy.
I was amazed to learn that she was running 80 miles some weeks, I don't think I even did that when training for a marathon before…Continue
Added by SOMbands on March 22, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments
During my junior year of college I found this really cool program called Pacific Challenge- an adventure study abroad program.
It was basically 2 months of outdoor adventures and backpacking New Zealand and Australia. We would study on our own and then meet professors in each city for lectures and tests. Not a bad deal.
During the 2 months we did endless hiking, rock climbing, canyoneering, kayaking, surfing, mountain biking, you name it. Every day…Continue
Added by Lauren Jones on February 1, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments
My husband Scott and I spent 2 months in South East Asia on our honeymoon in 2007. Our goal was to try to run in every new place we went so this is the start of that account.
Hanoi, Vietnam, October 2007
We were in complete culture shock when we first arrived in the city. In the cab ride over to the hotel we had booked the roads were completely packed with people on motorbikes and bicycles. We were one of very few taxis and cars on the road. Now…Continue
Added by SOMbands on January 23, 2011 at 11:14am — No Comments
Now reading this post, promise me one thing, you will not think I am crazy. I admit, I may do things that no one in their right mind would volunteer, let alone love to do as I do, but still, I swear I am not.
As many of you know, Scott and I LOVE camping out in our minivan. The past 2 winters we have been up to the mountains to go snowboarding we camped out in the minivan probably 3 weekends out of every 4. Sure, we’ve had some cold nights. Our record being -17 (outside) but that…Continue
Added by SOMbands on January 23, 2011 at 10:52am — No Comments
This is actually a post I submitted to another site over the summer but thought it fit well here too:
Over the weekend, I saw several things that greatly inspired me to do more
and complain less.
My husband and I were hiking mount Evens (a local 14,000 foot peak), we
are running the Leadville marathon (crazy, I know) in about 3 weeks and
needed to get some training at altitude.
Our plan was to hike up to the top…
Added by Lauren Jones on January 19, 2011 at 7:26am — No Comments
This will be a new blog series following Lauren Jones, a runner, mountain biker and snowboarder as she adapts to the struggles and triumps of training and staying active throughout pregnancy.
I will never complain of being tired again. Period. I never knew true tiredness until I became pregnant. Sure, we all have those days that we kind of drag. Days we just don't feel motivated to go to workout, go on a run or do anything for that…Continue
Added by SOMbands on January 19, 2011 at 7:21am — No Comments
These blog posts will not be in chronological order, I am just writing when memories come up of amazing runs I have done at places all around the globe!
One of my most memorable runs was just last January in Lima, Peru.
My husband, mom and I had taken 7 weeks off to explore South America and were
staying in a beautiful hotel hotel near the square that held all of the main
governmental buildings: president's house, parliament house, etc.…
Added by SOMbands on November 27, 2010 at 8:54am — No Comments
I posted this blog a couple weeks ago on a endurance running site and received quite a few responses back about the topic- most agreed and were happy to share their own stories about how they are still growing strong despite the aches and pains accompanied with an aging body. I did have several though that strongly disagreed. The body they aregued does age and our time participating in endurance sports is limited. What do you think?…Continue
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Added by Lauren Jones on August 31, 2010 at 9:50am — No Comments
I did it!
My first marathon and the hardest in the country, the dreaded Leadville marathon and it was amazing!
Leadville is a beautiful place in general- set at almost 11,000 feet it is
surrounded by snow covered peaks and valleys with sparkling lakes.
A little ba ck ground on my training predicament: I sprained my ankle a couple
weeks back and it never fully healed.…
Added by Lauren Jones on August 26, 2010 at 5:06pm — No Comments
A couple weeks ago while trail running in Winter Park, I twisted my ankle so badly I was unable to continue running, let alone walk down the trail back to the car. Luckily my husband was with me so we alternated between him carrying me and me hopping on one leg the 3 miles back to the car.
Along the way we found a fresh mountain spring that I decided to soak my ankle in to reduce the swelling. It was late May and there was still snow on the trail. I thought I had…
Added by Lauren Jones on August 26, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments