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How running set me free: from worry, stress, and combat boots

This article first appeared in OutdoorsNW, an adventure, travel, and recreation magazine for outdoorsy types in the beautiful Northwest. In my early twenties, I was an Air Force staff sergeant working for the Electronic Security Command in Europe. I think that’s all I am allowed to tell you about my job except that my windowless office was located deep within … [continue]

One Tip Wednesday: How to Heal All the Parts

Hey there! So, we all know that runners are super super talented at getting inured, right? Trust me, I’m a pro at it. I think it’s the only thing I’m getting better at with age. Except maybe piecrust. My grandmother would be proud of my chicken pot piecrust from last night. Anyway. What I’m not so good at is healing. … [continue]

One Tip Wednesday: Fast is as Fast Does

Fast is as Fast Does Hey guys, So, is speed work just weird or is it me? I mean, I’m just not a super fast person by nature. It’s not in my DNA. Hurling myself around the track at anything faster than my “happy trails” pace can feel awkward. Why? Because I don’t do it that regularly. Except when I … [continue]

Running When You Travel: You got this, momma

This article first appeared in OutdoorsNW, an adventure, travel, and recreational magazine for outdoorsy types in the beautiful Northwest. When my old marathon coach sent me a text with an opportunity to write for OutdoorsNW magazine, I felt a familiar butterfly flit around in my stomach just like the one that visits me at the starting line of a race. … [continue]