Lauren Steinheimer

healthcare writer. tarot reader. dog mom.

Like many others, I moved to the mountains of NorCal for the wealth of outdoor opportunities the area has to offer. And like my friends and neighbors in this mountain community, I’ve sunken into a state of guilt-ridden depression over the persistent smoke from the nearby Carr Fire. Today, I’m a mixed bag of emotions. …

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Running to the finish at Paiute Meadows 50k

After a rough start to my 2018 race season, Paiute Meadows 50k was a great success and excellent way to start the year. Like any ultra, there was nothing easy about this race. But there wasn’t anything particularly painful or tedious about it either, which kind of sets Paiute Meadows apart from some other ultras …

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As some may know, I’m a huge fan of coffee. I buy high-quality, locally roasted, organic beans from Northbound Coffee Roasters and grind them myself. Since I’m not bougie enough to splurge on an electrical conical burr grinder, I use a hands-on coffee mill. Why am I telling you this? Because hand-grinding your coffee beans …

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