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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My 2018 year-end review

Today’s the day after Christmas. I’m supposed to be at the ski park with my husband (big news!) but instead, I’m home with a sore back. So, I decided to make the most of my sidelined state and write a long-overdue update that doubles as my new year review. I know, it’s been a while […]

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