Picky Bars

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 -- Need for Seed, Moroccan My World, Blueberry Boomdizzle...
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 2 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.