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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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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… I can’t help agreeing with those that would not quit. In less than two days, I will run my first ultramarathon. The past several weeks have been intense, fun, hellish, painful, liberating, terrifying and astoundingly transformative. I’ve observed my body and mind undergo drastic changes throughout the three months I’ve spent training for the Headwaters Ultra 50K. …

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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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