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Amy Kohout

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Primary Discipline(s) Road Cycling / Criterium, Road Running, Trail Running, Hiking, Yoga
Bucket List RaceMaybe someday the Pikes Peak Ascent?! I have a lot of hill work to do...and probably need tenure fir
Favorite Picky Bars productBARS and OATS. Dealt with some allergy stuff over the last 18 mos and Picky has been so key for me.
Off-Day ActivityDog snuggling. Cooking.

I'm a cultural and environmental historian of what is currently the U.S. West. I live in Colorado Springs, and teach at Colorado College, a very cool small liberal arts college that operates on a block plan schedule where students take and we teach one class at a time. This means in a non-pandemic context, I'm in the classroom with the same group of students for 3 hours a day, every day for 3.5 weeks -- and then after a long weekend, we switch to the next class. (Picky Bars help a lot with this super intense schedule!) I've been an athlete on and off my whole life -- ballet, soccer, field hockey growing up, D1 rugby in college, some cycling, yoga in grad school -- but I've only recently begun running with intention and purpose. I ran my first half marathon in 2019, and have been training for about 3 years. Running has become one of my happy places, and I hope to keep getting stronger and more efficient so that I can do this for a long time. Also, in 2022, I became one of the state leaders for the Oiselle Volee! I'm working to rebuild a community down in Colorado Springs -- we haven't had a leader in this part of the state in a handful of years.