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Magical mysteries of group running: Big Springs Badger Run reviewed

Happy Spring, Everybody!! Today is rainy and grey, but I'm totally gettin springy with it after an awesome run yesterday, followed by an annual clean-up party at my friend's farm. I really could have used my sunglasses.. Sunshine squintyface I signed up for the Big Springs Elementary Badger Run on March 19 because I thought…

Annual blood sacrifice to the trail gods

Whew! So, after much web research, asking around, and creating a mega nerdy spreadsheet of trail races within a 500 mile radius, I think I've finally decided on the ones I'm going to run this year! One of my running goals for 2015 is to compete in at least five trail races. Last year, I…

I guess I can’t say “winter is coming” anymore

This morning I woke up in the middle of the sky to an intercom voice announcing initial descent into Newark, New Jersey. I opened my eyes to see the sun peeking over the blanket of clouds and immediately resented the East coast for being three hours ahead of the time zone I've grown accustomed to. After eating,…

I don’t know much, but I do know this: with a golden heart comes a rebel fist

... 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.…

Learned to let go of the things we can’t control…

Left em behind, and followed rock & roll. This morning I saw a man dressed in a button down & tie for the first time since moving to Northern California. I think I love it here. After that unusual spotting, I had breakfast in the café attached to my favorite locally owned health food store (there's…