How running fulfills my six basic needs according to Tony Robbins

As some may know, I’m a huge fan of coffee. I buy high-quality, locally roasted, organic beans from Northbound Coffee Roasters and grind them myself. Since I’m not bougie enough to splurge on an electrical conical burr grinder, I use a hands-on coffee mill. Why am I telling you this? Because hand-grinding your coffee beans…

Mt. Shasta trail running

Cheers to crazy friends, crushing PRs, and living to see another year

It's the day before the winter solstice. My garlic is planted and I got my first snowy run this morning. There's something totally magical about frolicking (because that's how I run) among fatty flakes floating gently toward the ground. Until your jacket starts to soak through. Then it's time to go home. Yesterday I moved…

Weed Run For Food 2017 First Female Steinheimer

Weed Run for Food Thanksgiving 5k Race Review

This year's Thanksgiving was amazing. So much better than last year, when I spent my entire Thanksgiving driving alone (with my dog, of course) across the most desolate corners of Oregon and Nevada on my way back home to New Jersey, resting briefly at a truck stop for a depressing dinner of greasy pizza. Thinking…

Waldo 100k finish line

Waldo was hiding behind smokey skies: My first 100k reviewed

I was in Santa Fe, New Mexico when I learned I'd made the lottery for Waldo 100k. My response? "oh. shit." It was real. I was actually doing this. Since that time, this race was constantly on my mind. I spent sleepless nights contemplating nutrition and wondering wtf one packs in a drop bag.  Not until…

Grand Circle Trails Grand Canyon 50k Race Report

Before I get into a review of the event itself, I just want to mention that this was the first time I've ever received a pre-race info email that included a 16-page PDF attachment complete with runner demographic data, maps, sudoku, and a table of contents. That is next level organization right there! But when your…