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One Tip Wednesday: The most important question to ask yourself before every run

So……. “Why the heck am I up at 5:00am to go running?!” This has often been the question I ask myself because, let’s face it, runners are a wacky breed and sometimes I have to check in with myself out loud. (Quietly, of course, so as not to wake the kids.) Whether it’s a dark, rainy morning run, a post-work … [continue]

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

This article first appeared in OutdoorsNW, an adventure, travel, and recreational 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]

A Busy Mom’s Lifehack for Quality Running Time

Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash:: I screwed up the other day and I felt horrible about it for a week. For the record, my intentions were good. I was in the middle of a work project, but had an important appointment coming up the same morning. My brain was on fire, my writing was flowing, things were getting checked … [continue]

How to Keep Running without a New Year’s Resolution

Is it too late to say Happy New Year?! I feel like the holiday season was a bit of a blur. A good blur, like looking at my fuzzy Christmas tree lights without my glasses in the morning as I sip coffee. But with two kiddos set free of school work, it was full of busybodies. The 11 year old’s … [continue]