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Jill Homer
Attended University of Utah
Lives in Los Altos, California
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Lazy days of summer
I'm probably not the only one surprised that the summer solstice has already come and gone. It's been a quiet start to the season for me, with no big adventures or races planned anytime soon, the whole gimpy hand thing, and a disconcerting decline in my run...
I'm probably not the only one surprised that the summer solstice has already come and gone. It's been a quiet start to the season for me, with no big adventures or races planned anytime soon, the whole gimpy hand thing, and a...
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Between injury and recovery
On Friday I had carpal tunnel release surgery in my right hand. The procedure required a long vertical slit through the palm, where the surgeon cut the transverse carpal ligament to relieve pressure on the median nerve, and also removed a fair amount of sca...
On Friday I had carpal tunnel release surgery in my right hand. The procedure required a long vertical slit through the palm, where the surgeon cut the transverse carpal ligament to relieve pressure on the median nerve, and a...
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Broken, not broken
Beat with our Iditarod-inspired tripod. He collected the markers from downed trees off the trail in March. This week I've been less enthused about my runs, dragging around a sore leg and the knowledge that my hand is not going to get better on its own. Last...
Beat with our Iditarod-inspired tripod. He collected the markers from downed trees off the trail in March. This week I've been less enthused about my runs, dragging around a sore leg and the knowledge that my hand is not goin...
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Out of the fog
A near-home view of Denver, the city where I was born I think I've finally emerged from the strange fog I slipped into over the weekend — the fog of becoming dizzy whenever I stood up, feeling fuzzy-headed and tired, and falling asleep unintentionally durin...
A near-home view of Denver, the city where I was born I think I've finally emerged from the strange fog I slipped into over the weekend — the fog of becoming dizzy whenever I stood up, feeling fuzzy-headed and tired, and fall...
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Winter drops by to say welcome
Winter is my favorite season. There are those who don't believe me, or who point out that I can only love winter because I spent the past five years living in a warm climate and visiting winter at my leisure, for fun, without the day-to-day cold-weather dru...
Winter is my favorite season. There are those who don't believe me, or who point out that I can only love winter because I spent the past five years living in a warm climate and visiting winter at my leisure, for fun, without...
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Eastward home
 I warned Beat that Los Altos to Boulder is a really long drive. I explained that I genuinely enjoy sitting in a vehicle for hours on end, sipping gas station coffee and watching empty landscapes roll by, but I don't expect many people share my ability to d...
I warned Beat that Los Altos to Boulder is a really long drive. I explained that I genuinely enjoy sitting in a vehicle for hours on end, sipping gas station coffee and watching empty landscapes roll by, but I don't expect ma...
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Days at home
I was loping through tall grass on a fading forest road when it occurred to me what I miss most about cycling. I'd been pondering this since I walked past my mountain bike with its sad deflated tires that haven't been touched since January, yelled at my fin...
I was loping through tall grass on a fading forest road when it occurred to me what I miss most about cycling. I'd been pondering this since I walked past my mountain bike with its sad deflated tires that haven't been touched...
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Blame it on the Tetons
 Beat and I are often accused of failing to take "real" vacations. Every time we leave home, they say, it seems to be for some kind of difficult endeavor, steeped in suffering. Of course this isn't true, but any such argument requires dredging up philosophi...
Beat and I are often accused of failing to take "real" vacations. Every time we leave home, they say, it seems to be for some kind of difficult endeavor, steeped in suffering. Of course this isn't true, but any such argument ...
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More fog (actual fog)
 When Beat and I were preparing to move away from California, several of our friends there expressed disbelief that we'd deign to leave the perfect weather of the Bay Area. "Colorado has 300 days of sun!" Beat would exclaim. "I get pretty tired of perfect w...
When Beat and I were preparing to move away from California, several of our friends there expressed disbelief that we'd deign to leave the perfect weather of the Bay Area. "Colorado has 300 days of sun!" Beat would exclaim. "...
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Altitude crash
Just when I'd started to believe I might slip through this acclimatization period without detection, the altitude monster got its jaws around me. This happened near the summit of Bear Peak on Wednesday evening, halfway through the crux of the climb. The cru...
Just when I'd started to believe I might slip through this acclimatization period without detection, the altitude monster got its jaws around me. This happened near the summit of Bear Peak on Wednesday evening, halfway throug...
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The first week
After arriving in Boulder on Sunday, Beat and I quickly settled into new routines. Beat woke up early to run into work — the shortest route is about ten miles one way, along the rocky singletrack of Bear Canyon. He also tried two different routes over Green...
After arriving in Boulder on Sunday, Beat and I quickly settled into new routines. Beat woke up early to run into work — the shortest route is about ten miles one way, along the rocky singletrack of Bear Canyon. He also tried...
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I guess it's not surprising, but it's spring and I should leave
Packing, cleaning, doctor visits, one last run up Black Mountain. I wasn't really in the mood for any of it. Transitions inevitably build stress, and stress is bad for stoke. Temperatures were in the mid-80s, recent frolics through the grass left my face oo...
Packing, cleaning, doctor visits, one last run up Black Mountain. I wasn't really in the mood for any of it. Transitions inevitably build stress, and stress is bad for stoke. Temperatures were in the mid-80s, recent frolics t...
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Education
  • University of Utah
    Communications, 1997 - 2000
  • Alta High School
    1994 - 1997
Basic Information
Gender
Female
Birthday
August 20
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Outdoor enthusiast, journalist. Anything worth doing is worth documenting.
Introduction
I'm a cyclist, trail runner, journalist, winter enthusiast, photo documentarian, former (and hopefully future) Alaskan and endurance junkie who likes to go where the wind takes me. 
Bragging rights
My cat can eat a whoooooole watermelon
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Currently
Los Altos, California
Previously
Salt Lake City, Utah - Tooele, Utah - Idaho Falls, Idaho - Homer, Alaska - Juneau, Alaska - Anchorage, Alaska - Missoula, Montana - Los Altos, California
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