Lauren Steinheimer

healthcare writer. tarot reader. dog mom.

Headwaters Trail Runs 30k and 50k start

Four years is a big deal in the mind of a restless wanderer. There aren’t many people, places, or races that can keep this girl around for that length of time. But last Saturday I successfully suffered through my fourth running of Headwaters Trail Runs 50k. That’s some major commitment. I didn’t even go to the same …

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SOB 50k finish line Lauren Steinheimer

A pirate wearing a Utilikilt. Chunks of glazed donuts. Twitter hashtags galore. You’re either wandering the hollow subconscious of that douchebag in the White House… or running one of the 2017 Siskiyou Outback trail races in Ashland, Oregon. This past weekend I was doing the latter (and totally crushing it-btw.) It was my very first …

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Before I get into a review of the event itself, I just want to mention that this was the first time I’ve ever received a pre-race info email that included a 16-page PDF attachment complete with runner demographic data, maps, sudoku, and a table of contents. That is next level organization right there! But when your …

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They say the third time’s a charm, right? My third time running Headwaters 50k was definitely the most fun. I would even say it was the best race of my life so far. A lot of this had to do with the following factors: The date was moved from late August to Oct. 1, meaning the temperatures …

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It took me a little while to get around to this, but last week I ran the Headwaters 50K for the second year in a row. Which, due to unexpected circumstances this summer, also turned out to be my second ultra! Now that I’m rested, recovered and rehydrated, I have to say it was a …

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My day started out as usual. Woke up at 6, ate my typical pre-long run breakfast of toast, almond butter, honey and banana and washed it down with some strong espresso. I was really pleased to look out the window and see that my prayers had been answered. The hazy smoke from nearby wildfires that …

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