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…

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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…

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New year intentions and a stone-cold sober January

My first post of 2020 may be coming in a bit late, but honestly, I felt so exhausted by the holiday season that planning the year ahead seemed overwhelming at first. But the past few days marked a New Moon and the Chinese New Year, so now’s feeling like as good a time as any…

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First-ever Twin Peaks Trail Runs race rapport

Honored. Inspired. Grateful. Proud. That’s how I feel to have participated in the inaugural Twin Peaks Trail Runs put on by Woodlands Running Co. last week. I ran the 10k distance after dropping down from the 25k, a decision I made due to some nagging calf pain that came up this week. (I'm fine! Running made…

Return to Paiute Meadows Trail Run race report

My second year running Paiute Meadows 50k brought all the feels to the front line: anxiety, relief, sadness, joy, disgust, and more joy. Like last year, the race happened the day before Mother’s Day. Timing is one of the things I love most about this race. It’s a great mid-spring 50k for people who (like…