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Posted by on Jan 22, 2012 in Favorite articles, Trail Running | 4 comments

Love those Salomon Video’s

Love those Salomon Video’s

Salomon has done it right with their high quality film making about trail running. I truly have enjoyed the series of short films such as Killian’s Quest and other team Salomon vids. This film is my favorite of 2011, simply a year in review for team Salomon with timely editing, epic trails, raw emotion, beautiful landscapes, captivating music and inspiring runners. It’s not the stars that make this piece for me but the true beauty of the filming and the adventure of what and where trail running can bring us. I have been struggling with running lately, still not feeling a hundred percent and this motivates and inspires me to get back out there do what I love so much.

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Posted by on Jan 4, 2012 in I love... | 2 comments

I’ve got you babe! Creating our own traditions

I’ve got you babe! Creating our own traditions

I have some exciting news!  My crewer/photographer/director/supporter/friend/confider/goofing around/lover/ adventurer/boyfriend has asked me to marry him.  He was suppose to ask me up in the Callaghan valley while we were cross country skiing before Christmas but due to rain and exhaustion on my part we never made it.  Instead I received a really nice surprise over Christmas

I have grown much since meeting Andrew. Even before meeting him I protected myself by saying I’m not living with another guy until I’m engaged. In the beginning I let my fears of abandonment, trust and commitment lead the way but as I spent more time with Andrew I saw that he loved and supported me at my most vulnerable.  Ultra running being one of those!! From the time I let go, and moved in I knew that we would spend the rest of our lives adventuring together.  The engagement ring is an added bonus but not as important as I once thought. I see it as  a symbolism of trust, commitment, love and respect.    But, I see Andrew for much more.

We plan to have a small cozy cottage wedding in the summer with our immediate families and our closest friends.  A celebration of love with those we hold dear in our hearts.  A thank you to those who have touched our lives past and present and support us as we leap together hand and hand creating our own family traditions.  My mom once told me that when I find that person to hold forever that we then become a family (Andrew,I and Talbot), to create our own family traditions and to always do what’s best for our family. (ya, I’m the one who has to live with him,..haha) This Christmas was a start of our first family tradition.  I’m excited for more!

 

Have fun out there!

Kristie

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