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    Desert Runcation Part 1: Joshua Tree National Park

    February 24, 2018 admin

    We have a tradition (does two times make a tradition?) of taking a desert runcation in late winter/spring to combat the dark and rainy Seattle days. Last year we spent time in Zion National Park (part 1 and part 2.) This year we went to Southern California with the goal of exploring Joshua Tree National…

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    Taking the Leap: From Half Marathons to Ultramarathons

    February 14, 2018 admin

    I’ve often been asked, why (and how) did I make the leap from half marathons to ultramarathons? After I respond, the person’s follow up comment usually is, “I could never do that.” Guess what? You totally can! I’m an average runner (with occasional delusions of grandeur), so if I can do it, you can too. If…

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  • How I Fueled My Runs on Whole30

    February 2, 2018 admin

    After the holidays were over (and the excuses for gorging on cookies evaporated), I felt sluggish and… ugh. I needed a nutritional reset. I wanted to jump start the year so I would be ready for all of the awesome trail running adventures I have planned in the future. So Adam and I decided to do…

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  • 2017 in Review – 2018 in Preview

    December 31, 2017 admin

    What. A. Year. Let’s do the numbers. <cue Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal music> 1,910 miles run (a new PR!) One 100 miler completed (Javelina Jundred race report) One 100 miler DNF’d (Mountain Lakes 100 report) One 100K completed (Sun Mountain race report) Two self-supported runs completed (UPWC 36 mile Owyhigh Lakes Loop, Image Lake to Miner’s…

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  • Impressions of a Whisky Advent – Scotch versus World Whiskies

    December 28, 2017 admin

    It’s been months since I’ve done a post on whisky because I’ve been so focused on my running this year! However, wintery weather and the coming of the holidays create the perfect atmosphere for appreciating my favorite beverage. For the past two years, we’ve enjoyed Whisky Advent Calendars from Drinks by the Dram. The first…

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  • A Lovely Little Run at Deception Pass State Park

    December 12, 2017 admin

    It’s been a few weeks since my last post, and like many people, I’ve been swept up in all of the insanity extra things that the holiday season brings. More fun social events, more obligations, more excuses to eat cookies, less daylight, and the slightly dazed feeling that you’re on a sparkly, carol-blasting, cookie-driven ride…

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  • Reflections and What’s Next?

    November 26, 2017 admin

    Typically, my blog posts have been race/trip reports with lots of pictures, and a smattering of posts are about tasting whisky. Today I’m mixing it up with a more personal narrative. It’s been just about a month (!) since my Javelina Jundred, and I’ve had some time to reflect on my experience. I wanted to…

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  • Javelina Jundred 100 Miler Race Report

    October 29, 2017 admin

    I finished my first 100 miler!!! I can’t believe it. It feels incredibly surreal. After my disappointing DNF a month ago at Mountain Lakes 100, I decided to get right back on the horse and try again. My coach recommended the Javelina Jundred (not a snowflake in sight!), and it turned out to be the perfect…

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    Mountain Lakes 100 – DNF

    September 26, 2017 admin

    Ultrarunning has a way of keeping me humble, and this weekend’s Mountain Lakes 100 was no exception. A course mostly on the PCT, with less than 11,000 feet of gain and full of autumn’s beauty – it sounded perfect for me. I had a great nine months of training and an amazing summer full of…

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  • Beat the Blerch Half Marathon 2017 Race Report

    September 16, 2017 admin

    What would a September be without Beat the Blerch?? It was our fourth running of this really fun race, and it’s always a great way to cap off a racing season. Of course, my biggest race of the season is next week (exciting/terrifying), but nevermind that. If you’re already saying, “Lady, you’ve lost me. What…

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