Corie grew up in the Pacific Northwest riding fast horses and dreaming about traveling. In college, she fell in love with exploring the natural world and dove head-first into bouldering and sport climbing as a way of seeing new, less-easily accessed, areas. Balancing climbing and horses was relatively easy but soon, she discovered running. In 2013, she signed up for her first half-marathon on a dare and has been pounding dirt ever since. Training simultaneously for 3 passions required a new level of dedication and health-consciousness.
In 2014, she stood on top of Oregon’s South Sister and fell in love with chasing mountaintops. She soon became obsessed with trying her hand at light & fast mountaineering objectives. In the last 3 years, she has completed the Three Sisters Traverse twice, has done a running link-up of Three Fingered Jack and Mount Washington, and has climbed every volcano in the Cascade Range. So many passions, so little time.
Corie works full-time as a writer and carefully plans each week’s training plan around work, travel, and horseback riding. Having the opportunity to train for climbing, running, and alpine pursuits in one place is integral to her recent successes. Having expert health professionals under the same roof as the training facility has been incredible: being able test lactate threshold, train at altitude, and consult with the running, climbing, and mountaineering experts at Evolution has been an incredible resource. She’s very excited to see how the Evolution Healthcare & Fitness sponsored athletes team can help her reach her future goals. Bring it on, 2017! You can read more about Corie’s exploits here: http://www.mountainrefugees.com