jenhudak I'm not used to seeing photos of myself on my bike, especially not in a race environment. This was taken during the @endurocupmtb in #Moab last Saturday, a week and a half after my dad passed away. I remember watching the Winter Olympics in 2010 and being in awe of Joannie Rochette's figure skating performance just two days after losing her mother to a heart attack. Then, I couldn't imagine how one could do that; now, I can't imagine how one could not. Physical exertion is the only way I know how to deal with what has happened. Racing the clock, not being judged on my performance, allows me to put it all out there, no questions asked, pushed to MY limit. It is a great feeling, a feeling of sacrifice for my dad's life that was cut too short. #imissyoudad 6d

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jenhudak Image #1 of Hangover Trail Panorama. To view the full panorama, click on my profile.

#Sedona is a truly special place. I'm so thankful for the four rejuvenating days that I spent in its space. Home today.
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  •   lncnuvue Just a fun drop into the north side right there. Such a great view from that spot too🏼 1w
  •   drtcred I like seeing pics like this. I'm always considering moving somewhere else, seeing this reminds me of how good it is rite where I'm at. #thegrassisalwaysgreener 1w
  •   greguberion Epic 1w

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  •   jimjames Great triptych—love it! 1w

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jenhudak This one goes out to all of the amazingly strong people in my life... "Permanence, perseverance, and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragement and difficulties: It is this, that in all things, distinguishes the strong souls from the weak." Thomas Carlyle | @abattycakes @anaiscaradeux @ashleybattersby @daniaassaly @themegamo @samccoo | : @moore1488 1w
  •   themegamo Much love to you my sister! You are the strongest of us all 1w
  •   abattycakes Love you, and am grateful for you beyond belief. 1w
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  •   ashleybattersby ♡♡♡ u jen!! I love this quote!!! 1w

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jenhudak "The mystery of life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced." Aart van der Leeuw | @yeticycles @ua_action @rockstarenergy @playhardgiveback | #shredona #mtb #nature #landscape #ladyshred #mountains #desert #yucca #pricklypear #redrock #sb5c 1w

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jenhudak Some of the best conditions I've seen in #Sedona. Dirt is perfect, sun is shining, vortexes are vibing :) very grateful to be here with the love of my life, @moore1488. | @yeticycles @ua_action @rockstarenergy | #shredona #mtb #mtblife #escapodtrailers #mountains #landscape #thegreenestdesert #imissyoudad 2w

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jenhudak The desert is my healing place. So glad I was able to race against such an inspired field of women today at the #Moab @endurocupmtb and to push myself to the limit. This is @jesslorraine leading the way to stage 2 for some serious lung and leg burning action. Big thanks to @moore1488 for being the best support a girl could ask for. | @yeticycles @ua_action @playhardgiveback | #mtb #endurocupmtb #conqueryoureverest #livewithpurpose 2w

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jenhudak Besides death, my dad was only afraid of standing on top of mountains. I didn't know this until the final week of his life. He has led me, fearlessly, up many mountains and down even more on skis. I don't know if it was the sheer height that frightened him, or the view- the perspective of how small we are. We live and die as part of something greater, part of the ecosystem of this world, like the cells in our body live and die as a part of our bodies. I will miss my dad terribly, but will feel him with me every time I'm on a summit, anytime I feel afraid. Rest in peace dad. I already miss you terribly. [Me, age 12, following dad up Forbidden Peak in Oregon. My first overnight mountaineering adventure.] 3w
  •   invent4us I can read every ones comment here and realized that you already made your dad proud. People might know you but not your dad and yet they are praising him. You wrote beautifully about the death and life and I am sure you will be strong enough to bear this huge loss. Our creator knows more than we know ourselves. May God rest his soul in heaven and give you peace and make him proud always. Amen 3w
  •   dj_sticks So sorry for your loss Jen. What an extraordinary man. Big hug from the Julier family! 3w
  •   al_rai_t So Sorry 3w
  •   triradial Thanks for sharing 3w
  •   guskenworthy Beautiful post, Jen! So sorry for your loss :( 3w
  •   betty_ube My was a great dad too. #dadslovemissing# 3w
  •   rasdub Jen -- just wanted to send my thoughts and prayers to you and your family on the passing of your father! It is clear how amazing your father was and what an amazing daughter he raised. May you all find peace and comfort in all the memories of all the wonderful times spent with each other. 2w
  •   ericbalken Sorry for your loss Jen. It sounds like he was an amazing man! 2w

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jenhudak It can be found anywhere. 1mon

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jenhudak This man showed me the world. He's taken me on so many adventures and has opened my eyes to the necessity of always living a passionate life. He sure did. And I'm so grateful. If you have a spare moment, please send a little extra strength to my dad today. xo 1mon

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jenhudak Whatever you choose, make sure it's worth it. ---------
@moore1488 working his way up to #Superior back in early January. | @volklskis @ua_action @rockstarenergy | #simplyvolkl #rockstarorganic #gowhereyoudontbelong #winter #skiing #touring #earnyourturns #mountains #vwerks #katana
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jenhudak So glad I was able to link up with this incredible woman today, fellow @yeticycles ambassador @piphunt: skier and mountain biker extraordinaire, humanitarian, and beautiful person inside and out. It's been too long my friend. Thanks for the rejuvenating pedal today! | @ua_action @rockstarenergy | #LukeTheSuperdog #metanoia #mtb #dowhatyoulove #gowhereyoudontbelong #ridedriven #ridelikeagirl #vidamtb #ladyshred #outdoorwomen 1mon

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jenhudak #TBT to riding #Zen trail in St. George with #LukeTheSuperdog. Always impressed by his creative line choices! | @yeticycles @rockstarenergy @ua_action | #ridelikeagirl #ladyshred #ridedriven #rockstarorganic #gowhereyoudontbelong : @moore1488 1mon

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jenhudak #Spring in the #Wasatch. 2mon

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jenhudak Pure drinking water is not a luxury to which everyone has access, that's why I'm getting behind @FInlandia_Vodka and their #4purewater initiative. Post a pic of you doing the same using the hashtag #4purewater and Finlandia will donate a dollar in your name to pure water projects. #ad 21+ 2mon

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jenhudak A river runs through it. One of the great views from Horsethief Bench. | @vidamtbseries @yeticycles | #ladyshred #mtb #mountains #desertriding #ridelikeagirl #landscape #river 2mon

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jenhudak Got to ride Hosethief Bench with this fella today :) felt great to push myself on some technical sections and truly put my @yeticycles #sb5c to the test. I 🚵 ! | #mtb #mountainbiking #colorowdies #shadowsarecool #conqueryoureverest 2mon

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jenhudak Get behind Finlandia and their #4purewater cause with me! Take a pic of you getting behind Finlandia using #4purewater and they'll donate a dollar in your name to pure water projects. #ad 2mon

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