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…

Why I bought pet insurance (because you never know when your dog may try to poison themselves)

Taking care of four dogs can be costly (if chewy.com had a rewards program, I'd be VIP-status). That's part of the reason I put off buying pet health insurance for so long. But last week, I took the plunge. I felt like The Universe was nudging me to purchase a pet insurance plan before it…

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…

clikapudi trail race finish

Clikapudi Trail Runs race report: great start to the new year

I may have waited a while to write my first race report of 2019, but I certainly started the new year the best way I could think of — a trail race! I registered for Clikapudi Trail Runs half marathon on an impulse shortly before Christmas. Not sure what inspired me to wander over to…

2018 review v2- now even closer to the end of the year!

I know. I KNOW! I just wrote a year-end review last week. It may seem odd that I'm posting another review, but let me explain... Initially, I meant to write about how great I feel after not drinking for a month. Yesterday marked a full month since I've had a sip of anything stronger than…