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Sha’Carri Richardson through the eyes of a woman who smokes weed, runs, and writes about it

Life is a journey, not a destination, right? Or is it a marathon and not a sprint? But what about when a sprinter is destined to represent the United States at the Olympics and her personal choices alter her course? Of course, I’m talking about Sha’Carri Richardson, the sprinting supernova who crushed the 100-meter Olympic…

New newsletter before the new year!

Hey friends! Hope you're staying safe and merry (as possible) during this very, erm... different holiday season. I started a self-love newsletter at actpot.substack.com and would love it if you continued to follow me there. I wrote my first post about why I started a new thing at this time. I'm planning a weekly or…

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a few thoughts on anti-racism and how we can do better

There’s so much anger and sadness in the world today, and rightfully so. Up until this point, I’ve been pretty quiet- on my blog, on social media, and online in general.  Part of that is because I just didn’t know what to say. Honestly, I still don’t. But I recognize that silence is part of…

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EFT tapping: a free and easy way you can relieve stress and anxiety without therapy (or breaking anything)

How are you doing? I know I'm not the only one who's had an extra-tough time staying positive this past week. That's why I wanted to share this quick blog post about EFT tapping, a free and easy technique I use to combat anxiety, stress, and depression. (I talked about this a bit in my…

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Happy 420, friends! How cannabis and running have always gone hand in hand (at least in my experience)

I'm going to keep this one short and sweet because I've got cookies to bake! They're not pot cookies, but I wish they were! Whether you celebrate with edibles, Willie Nelson, or not at all, I wanted to wish you all a Happy 4/20. This date makes me think back on when I first started…

I moved! Plus 7 things you can do to keep your mind and body healthy during the coronavirus pandemic

Wow, so much has changed in the weeks since my last post. I moved to Maine and bought a house! This all happened right as the Covid-19 pandemic was really starting to get crazy.  Home Sweet Home We moved on St. Patrick’s Day, just a couple of days after people started sheltering in place. We…

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Five years after How to Run Stoned- cannabis and ultrarunning are things people talk about, now

Before March 2015, I had been pretty secretive about my cannabis use. Even after moving to California, where it was legal for medical use at the time, I didn't want my family or employers to know. But that all changed the day Outside Magazine published my first online article, How to Run Stoned. The whole…