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Trail Running Tips for Winter: How to Keep the Magic Alive

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This article first appeared in OutdoorsNW, an adventure, event, and recreation magazine for outdoorsy types in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. See my other articles here. Bundled in almost all of the running tech gear I own, I snuck out the back door into the dark morning. My sleepy neighborhood was tucked in a blanket of snow that stretched down the street … [continue]

One Tip Wednesday: Are You Faking it?

Moms know when there is leftover chocolate in the cupboard. It could be the last tidbit of a chocolate-dipped Biscotti, it could be a remnant of Hershey’s from the summer’s S’more stock, it could be Oreo crumbs in the bottom of the empty package (who put the empty package BACK in the cupboard, people?!) You can feeeel it. There must … [continue]

How to Get Through the Bad Patches: In Life and on the Trail

This article first appeared in OutdoorsNW, an adventure, travel, and recreation magazine for outdoorsy types in the beautiful Northwest. See my other articles here. Five minutes before the start of the McKenzie River Trail 50K a few years ago, I stood in a porta-potty line adjusting my hydration pack, retying my shoes, and checking my gel supply (again). Suddenly, I … [continue]

One Tip Wednesday: How to boldly go where you’ve never gone before

Did you know there’s a creative person out there making Star Trek running gear? You’re probably thinking, “Oh no! Tech gear with too-short sleeves and high-water pants in that gawdy gold colored who-shot-the-couch fabric!” But they are nothing like that. They are super cute! What seemed like a silly combo turned out pretty cool. Because the designers decided to boldly … [continue]