Outdoor Beginner

Laura Cardon founded Outdoor Beginner in 2014 to fill the gap in beginner-friendly guides for trying new outdoor activities. Outdoor Beginner started as a blog and has grown into in-person coaching services and events in the Denver metro area. Laura is a certified running coach with the United Endurance Sports Coaching Academy (UESCA), coaches beginner trail runners with Life's 2 Short Fitness, and works part-time at Runners Roost in Golden, Colorado, where she lives with her family.

Laura Cardon founded Outdoor Beginner in 2014 to fill the gap in beginner-friendly guides for trying new outdoor activities. Outdoor Beginner started as a blog and has grown into in-person coaching services and events in the Denver metro area. Laura is a certified running coach with the United Endurance Sports Coaching Academy (UESCA), coaches beginner trail runners with Life's 2 Short Fitness, and works part-time at Runners Roost in Golden, Colorado, where she lives with her family.

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