My name is Maria and I live in Port Townsend, WA where my family and I run a small adventure art supply company (Art Toolkit if you’re interested in checking it out).
My brother Carl invited me to do this course with him- though we live in different cities, we’ve done a lot of virtual running together (love wireless headphones!) and we’re both interested in building up more base fitness and strength.
I also love the high alpine and am hoping for some family adventures this summer in the Olympics and North Cascades. Years ago I had more glacier mountaineering experiences working with some cool program (the Juneau Icefield Research program and Inspiring Girls Expeditions on Mt Baker), but it’s been a while!
These days I regularly open water swim, run, and bike around town. Last summer I had a blast doing my first triathlon in about 15 years.
I’ve had some past struggles with overuse injuries think the strength and base training here will be great for me.
I’m really looking forward to the support and structure of this program and am glad to be here with all of you!