There is no loss, only learning

That’s the mantra I’ve been repeating — silently in my head, out loud to others, to my own reflection in the mirror, and, now, to you. Feel free to quote me in your Insta stories. But before I go ahead and tell you why, let me wish you a Happy Belated Valentine’s Day! Belalentine’s Day? […]

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me running through finish line

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 […]

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Siskiyou Outback finish

SOB 15k- this is not a race report

Two weeks ago, I ran SOB 15k for the first time. It wasn’t the race I signed up for, but I like to think it was the race I deserved. What follows isn’t a typical race report. Frankly, I’m tired of writing those.  This is about something less tangible and more visceral. Joy overcoming disappointment. […]

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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 […]

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Behind the Rocks trail race in Moab

Behind the Rocks 30k review

I’m back in rainy Dunsmuir after traveling to Moab for a mini racecation last weekend. The weather was perfect . Behind the Rocks wasn’t officially my first race of 2019, but it felt like it for so many reasons. Moab is a beautiful and magical place that I was happy to re-visit, but to be […]

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Baja sunset

NorCal to Baja honeymoon road trip part 1

My husband and I both love gritty travel. In fact, our “third date” was a long-weekend road trip in his van. So, when we started thinking about what to do for our honeymoon, driving all the way down to Baja from our home in Northern California only made sense. I had read somewhere that the […]

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