Lauren Steinheimer

healthcare writer. tarot reader. dog mom.

Mt. Shasta trail running

It’s the day before the winter solstice. My garlic is planted and I got my first snowy run this morning. There’s something totally magical about frolicking (because that’s how I run) among fatty flakes floating gently toward the ground. Until your jacket starts to soak through. Then it’s time to go home. Yesterday I moved …

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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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