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    Ault Sweat

    Thursday mornings will look partly like an outdoor functional strength workout, but may feel more like a sweaty love fest. Monetarily the workout will be FREE, but the real price of admission is simply EVERYTHING you’ve got. Step-up and get ready to play. HARD! Opening ceremonies & session one launch on Thursday, 5/25 @6AM at …

    The Fear of Forgetting

    I have never had someone very close to me die. I won’t pretend to know precisely what that is like. But I can imagine there would be a fear of forgetting…

    Dear Patrons

    Dear Explore the Edges Patron, If you’re reading this it means… 1) Susie and Chris SURVIVED! 2) We want to congratulate YOU for a successful space-launch into the LAND OF DREAMS. (Even though we may have been the astronauts on the shuttle, surely you all were Mission Command Center, making the impossible possible.) 3) THANK YOU!!!! …

    The Price of Church

    I’m sitting alone in the only cafe in El Chaltén that accepts credit cards. I’m out of Argentinian pesos…

    Edge #1: Things Are Easy Until They Aren’t

    To describe Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonian, Chile is like trying to explain, I imagine, the details of heaven to someone who has never been to the afterlife. It is impossible…

    Southern Descent: The Journey to Patagonia

    I knew my Spanish was rusty when I couldn’t retrieve the words, “Please step aside quickly, I need to throw-up!” Four hours into our longest flight for this continent–New York to Santiago, Chile …

    Ultra Tripping Phase Three: Go Time

    The redbirds jump from branch to branch in the back yard as the snow seems to lay a blanket on the ground in slow motion. The sky is grey. The trees are grey. I haven’t yet had my morning coffee. My eyes are puffy and bloodshot; my hair a curly unruly mess atop my head as I blankly stare out the window until I hear the kettle whistle.

    Explore the Edges Intro

    In February 2017, we (Susie & Chris) will embark on a 7-week quest that will take us to the literal edges of the world map (and our personal limits) to run six DIY ultra-marathons on some of the most rugged, beautiful trails this planet has to offer, camping and couch-surfing with friends and strangers alike. …

    Workout Inspiration: No Equipment Total-Body Strength

    As a fitness studio owner, there are still days that I have to work out at home for the sake of time and convenience. Here is an example of one of my simple, no-equipment, total-body strength home workouts.

    The Beauty of Being Shortsighted

    I can faintly hear her laugh wafting down from the T.v. room that sits almost directly above my head. We are separated only by floorboards and a layer of industrial plastic that I’ve haphazardly stapled to the ceiling in my new “apartment” in my parent’s basement. It’s 12:30am on a Tuesday. I’m lying in bed, Chris is beside me and already hours ahead in the land of dreams.


    I was half-bent over bracing myself on the granite kitchen counter with giant watery eyes when my husband, Chris, walked in the door last Thursday. “What’s wrong? What happened?” he asked. I couldn’t steady my words. I just let the tears continue to roll down my face while waving three, hand-written checks in my right hand.

    Somewhere Between Hell & Revolution

    Two phrases will not leave me alone.

    What the hell are you doing?

    This is the beautiful revolution you hoped it would be!

    I’ve tried to kick them out of my head. I’ve tried to get them to work out their differences. I’ve tried to choose one over the other. But they seem intent on staying. Both are real. Both describe exactly…

    Ultra Tripping: Phase Two

    It’s been almost a year since we fully committed to making our “ultra-trip” dreams come true. Almost six months ago, we put those plans in writing and blasted them off into the universe. So far the process has been magical, difficult, rewarding, tiring, enlightening and scary…

    Taking the Leap

    There are some things I never imagined I’d say at the age of thirty-five. The phrase…

    In Defense of Slow: Training and Living Against the Grain

    It’s been a few weeks since I’ve published a blog and after reading this one you will know why. Take a moment in your day to pause … and read slowly. Enjoy!

    The Home Run

    Opening Day is an unofficial holiday in Cincinnati, so in celebration of America’s favorite past time, we are hosting our very first Home Run! Sign up and get ready for a 4 mile fun run through the Hyde Park area led by Susie and fellow lululemon ambassador (and husband!), Chris Dwyer. Along your run, you …

    Simplicity Rules

    “If all you can do is crawl, start crawling.” -Rumi

    Commitment is a tricky little devil. Two months ago we made several private declarations and five weeks back we made them public.

    Rule #1 Eat 99% of our meals at home…

    Ultra Tripping: T minus 365

    If you are in the world of running–or social media in general–you’ve probably seen this quote by famed Runner’s World columnist John “The Penguin” Bingham, “It’s not the finish line that matters, it’s having the courage to start.” I’m totally on board with that sentiment as well as Bingham’s positive messaging about overcoming the intimidating stereotypes of being a runner to just start running. But, the reality is, most people don’t give two shits about start lines, they value that finish photo. And you can’t really blame them. We are a culture that worships American Idol-style quick fame, winning Superbowl catches, Bill Gates-sized billionairism and the like. We are repeatedly bombarded with the idea that success is a single moment in time, involving lots of followers and, of course, mega-bling.

    Workout Inspiration: We’ve Got Your Back

    We’ve always got your back! But, today we aren’t only speaking in metaphors. We want to help make your actual back-body stronger. Check out the latest “Workout Inspiration” blog post for exercises that combat our everyday slouching, hunching over and head-forward nature in this technology-addicted world.

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    Ultra Tripping: My Birthday Suit

    The marksman hits the target partly by pulling, partly by letting go. The boatsman reaches the landing partly by pulling, partly by letting go. -Egyptian proverb “It’s a lot like stripping down to just your underwear in front of 500 strangers,” I sheepishly whispered to Chris just moments after posting my Ultra Tripping: Phase Zero …