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Training for a Race Series

January 28, 2019 // 0 Comments

Training for a big race can be motivating and a powerful way to reach your goals. For me, it can also be daunting and anxiety inducing. Yet, my running is at it’s best when I have a race goal and a tangible time frame for my training. The best way [read more...]

What if we were all runners?

February 16, 2018 // 2 Comments

Running for me began in high school as simply a way to earn my Letter!  Little did I know, this was going to be the beginning to life change in my adult years! I did learn I had some potential in running…I loved to run but after graduation, [read more...]

Life of a Runner After Kids

November 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

  Early this year, I was on a training run with the awesome Sunstone Running Club, gearing up to run the Eugene Marathon in May. I found myself in a conversation with a super sweet girl in her early 20’s who had not yet had children. Why this [read more...]

Why We Run

June 27, 2017 // 0 Comments

It was 2008, and I was in the middle of a struggle through the Pacific Crest Half Marathon. I was just getting over a pretty nasty stomach flu and I had gotten into a bad bicycle accident the month before which had hindered my training plan a bit. [read more...]

Running Away: Running Through Grief

May 21, 2017 // 1 Comment

Running is the perfect metaphor for life. We have tremendous hills and long miles to battle, blistering sun and wind and rain, days where we just don’t feel like it but power through anyway, and days where we’ve done everything right to train [read more...]

The Race That Never Was

April 5, 2017 // 0 Comments

If I had one complaint about the races going on in March, it would be this:  they didn’t happen.  They simply didn’t happen. The race expo for the Shamrock Run was so much fun. The expo, by the way, is open to the public so go check [read more...]