Lauren Steinheimer

healthcare writer. tarot reader. dog mom.

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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Sometimes people say things that resonate in our hearts forever. I’ll never forget one particular night in a tiny apartment in Cuzco five years ago. A small group of yoga students were lounging on the living room floor, enjoying an indoor picnic and grounding from a San Pedro ceremony, when a young shaman to-be opened …

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HAPPY VALENTINES DAY! I’m definitely not one for overpriced flowers and overpackaged chocolates, but I can get down with celebrating love. And the one thing that I love more than anything else is RUNNING! While my buddies back on the east coast are getting buried in snow, winter is pretty much over in California. I heard …

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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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  It’s been quite a while since I last updated this blog. That’s only because I’ve been directing all of my energy toward a major transition (yes, another one). Shasta is just so utterly, undeniably wonderful- I decided that I wanted to move here indefinitely. Oddly enough, I meet people with similar stories almost every day. …

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When I first started this blog, it was primarily about running. It’s my true love, the thing that saved my life and keeps me going. That’s kind of why I chose the name “irunintotrees.”* Trail running is way better than road running (obviously) and sometimes, when I’m not paying attention (often) or when I run …

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