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First-ever Twin Peaks Trail Runs race rapport

Honored. Inspired. Grateful. Proud. That’s how I feel to have participated in the inaugural Twin Peaks Trail Runs put on by Woodlands Running Co. last week. I ran the 10k distance after dropping down from the 25k, a decision I made due to some nagging calf pain that came up this week. (I'm fine! Running made…

Return to Paiute Meadows Trail Run race report

My second year running Paiute Meadows 50k brought all the feels to the front line: anxiety, relief, sadness, joy, disgust, and more joy. Like last year, the race happened the day before Mother’s Day. Timing is one of the things I love most about this race. It’s a great mid-spring 50k for people who (like…

clikapudi trail race finish

Clikapudi Trail Runs race report: great start to the new year

I may have waited a while to write my first race report of 2019, but I certainly started the new year the best way I could think of — a trail race! I registered for Clikapudi Trail Runs half marathon on an impulse shortly before Christmas. Not sure what inspired me to wander over to…

Weed Run For Food 2017 First Female Steinheimer

Weed Run for Food Thanksgiving 5k Race Review

This year's Thanksgiving was amazing. So much better than last year, when I spent my entire Thanksgiving driving alone (with my dog, of course) across the most desolate corners of Oregon and Nevada on my way back home to New Jersey, resting briefly at a truck stop for a depressing dinner of greasy pizza. Thinking…

Headwaters Trail Runs 30k and 50k start

Quadruple the pain, quadruple the fun: Headwaters 50k Race Report

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…

Grand Circle Trails Grand Canyon 50k Race Report

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…