Chasing Summits with Molly


Jason, Molly, and I went to Leadville, CO this past weekend and summited Missouri Mountain on Saturday. This is Molly’s 19th x 14’er (Missouri is 14,074 feet above sea level) and this was a peak we have wanted to check off since last summer.

Note: In the mountaineering parlance of the Western United States, a fourteener is a mountain peak with an elevation of at least 14,000 ft (4267 m). The 96 fourteeners in the United States are all west of the Mississippi River. Colorado has the most (53) of any single state; Alaska is second with 29.

To be honest, chasing summits with Molly has given me such a positive and unique perspective on my own fitness + mountain goals. For once in my life it’s not about me and my goals. It’s about Molly’s. I know some of you might be rolling your eyes thinking- “she’s only a dog.” But for any of you that have struggled to find balance in your life with fitness and personal expectations, you can relate.

I promise you there is more to life than your appearance, weight, or how many calories or macros you eat.

I spent years not going to parties or socializing, not eating in public, restricting calories, never missing a workout, and of course never listening to my body or respecting it. And now I get to simply have fun and help Molly (and Jase) tag peaks that fit their skill level. I no longer obsess about my food or fitness. I have finally learned that the least interesting thing about me is the way I look. And the most interesting thing about me is my sense of adventure 😉

What is the most interesting thing about yourself? Email me here and let me know! Seriously… I would love to hear from you.

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