Lauren Steinheimer

healthcare writer. tarot reader. dog mom.

Weed Run For Food 2017 First Female Steinheimer

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 …

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Waldo 100k finish line

I was in Santa Fe, New Mexico when I learned I’d made the lottery for Waldo 100k. My response? “oh. shit.” It was real. I was actually doing this. Since that time, this race was constantly on my mind. I spent sleepless nights contemplating nutrition and wondering wtf one packs in a drop bag.  Not until …

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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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Yesterday was absolutely perfect, weather-wise, and with the repeat warnings of this horrible arctic blast sweeping through NJ, I really wanted to get outside and enjoy it. By the time I finished work and running errands, the sun was already making its way down past the treeline, but I wasn’t going to let that stop …

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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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My first time at Moore Mountain Trail Run turned out to be an ultra half-marathon because, remaining true to character, I drifted a bit off course. Just a bit. We didn’t get lost, we just went a few steps farther. The trail was marked quite well with bright, neon orange flags and chalk arrows. On …

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