Lauren Steinheimer

healthcare writer. tarot reader. dog mom.

Happy man running on a mountain trail

Before March 2015, I had been pretty secretive about my cannabis use. Even after moving to California, where it was legal for medical use at the time, I didn’t want my family or employers to know. But that all changed the day Outside Magazine published my first online article, How to Run Stoned. The whole …

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Running to the finish at Paiute Meadows 50k

After a rough start to my 2018 race season, Paiute Meadows 50k was a great success and excellent way to start the year. Like any ultra, there was nothing easy about this race. But there wasn’t anything particularly painful or tedious about it either, which kind of sets Paiute Meadows apart from some other ultras …

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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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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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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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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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  Working for yourself is scary and challenging. This past week, I’ve interviewed a couple of young, creative entrepreneurs who are either in the process of, or already have taken the plunge into self employment. Speaking with these guys, I was inspired, impressed, and most of all, struck by how similar entrepreneurship is to ultrarunning. …

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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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