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One Tip Wednesday: How to get back up when you feel beat down

Up. Down. Up. Down. Up. Slump. Up. Down. Repeat. Such is the relationship we have to running. It’s a wonder we don’t quit at the first “down” we hit. Well, I guess some of us do. But if you’re reading this, you know what I mean and have probably bounced up and down a bit yourself. Of course, there are … [continue]

One Tip Wednesday: The runner mommy guilt solution

But first…. WE WENT TO KOREA AND HAD AN AMAZING TIME! As some of you know, my kids were both adopted from Korea when they were babies (they are 14 and 12 now) and this was our first trip back to their birth country. It was an incredibly meaningful, important, fun, and delicious trip. It was hard for this mommy … [continue]

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]

What I Learned from Following-Literally-in the Footsteps of My Trail Running Guru

┬áThis article first appeared in OutdoorsNW, an adventure, travel, and recreation magazine for outdoorsy types in the beautiful Northwest. The only reason I decided to get up early on a bleak and frigid winter morning to run up the trails of Mt. Pisgah while the rest of Eugene was snuggled in bed was because my trail running friend, Susan, asked … [continue]