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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Farewell to Ashy August

Like many others, I moved to the mountains of NorCal for the wealth of outdoor opportunities the area has to offer. And like my friends and neighbors in this mountain community, I’ve sunken into a state of guilt-ridden depression over the persistent smoke from the nearby Carr Fire. Today, I’m a mixed bag of emotions. […]

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Baby, be good, do what you should

I’m experiencing mixed emotions right now. This header image was taken from the top of Mt. Eddy, where I was happy to run/hike today, bagging my first Eddy summit of 2018. I’m bummed because of all the smoke you see in the background. That smoke canceled SOB, a race I was really excited about. But, […]

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Running to the finish at Paiute Meadows 50k

Paiute Meadows 50k Race Report

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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