Guest Contributor: Christie Ivanstrom
I was born with Albinism, a rare genetic condition which impacts vision, skin and hair color. I’m legally blind, lack depth perception, have snow white hair, require gallons of sunblock when I step outside, am unable to drive, and have an extreme sensitivity to light. For much of my childhood I was super shy and timid, worried about being different and fitting in and unsure how I was going to navigate the world. I have found my calling.
Guest Contributor: Jess Powell
Anyone who's driven I-70 westbound from Denver, CO knows you can’t miss the north-south trending ridgeline that starts in the town of Frisco and weaves it's way towards Breckenridge. This is the Tenmile Range. This classic Colorado front-range line is visually stunning as the entire ridge dwells above 12,300ft with Peak 10 reaching skyward to over 13,600ft. As it turns out, this beautiful ridgeline is extremely challenging to run.
I’ll admit, every so often I get caught up in the deep, dark rabbit hole of YouTube. The majority of my glazed over viewing sessions are wildly unproductive but occasionally, a video strikes a chord. Beau Mile’s film entitled “A Mile An Hour” strummed that productive chord beautifully and I instantly set a goal to replicate the experience myself. What an amazing experience it turned out to be.
Guest Contributor: Tim Reitz
R2R2R means a lot of things to a lot of people but taken literally, the acronym stands for the Rim to Rim to Rim trail run of the Grand Canyon.
This iconic and notoriously grueling 45-mile challenge is well known in the trail and ultra-running circuit and graciously offers extreme climbs, unpredictable weather and incredible views that can only be truly appreciated in the first person. For me it has also offered a sense of pride that has lasted exactly four years and counting.
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