• all you have is what you got

Or is it all you need is what you got? Either way. I got it! Training for a half marathon or any race or even pulling yourself out of bed for a run comes from something deep inside of you. That’s what I love about running. “It gives you exactly what you put into it”, Red said to me yesterday. … [continue]

• mckenzie river trail 50k race report

I keep telling people I had an epic day at the McKenzie River Trail Run 50K and they squint at me cautiously and ask, “Seriously?” “YES!” I say. I knew it would be though. I could feel it. Like my last race, the Ridgeline Ramble 20K, I knew it would be an “on” day. A day that I felt strong. … [continue]

• mckenzie river trail run pre-race report

If you try and make me laugh while getting into an “icier than a witches tit” lake after 24 miles of serious trail running and rock hopping complete with non-functioning Garmin, mis-fire-fueling, took-a-wrong-turn-or-two moments and epic underarm chaffe, I will make this all-too-familiar universal sign for, well, you know. BUT, I will also be smiling because, after all, it’s TRAIL … [continue]

• ultra running podcast series with western states 100 finisher carolyn hennessey

When I first thought about doing running podcasts for RMR so we could connect and support an even broader audience of running women, the ideas for shows seemed endless. However, the choice about what and who to feature as the first show was easy. My dear friend and ultra runner, Carolyn. The topic; her journey to Western States 100 Endurance … [continue]

• dirty dash 2012 race report or how the june cleavers keep their curlers

My curlers didn’t fall out. Yep, that was one of my main concerns as I crawled on my hands and knees through cold, wet mud last Saturday. But I almost didn’t run the Eugene 2012 Dirty Dash. Once upon a time, (like 6 months ago) Tanya, one of my bestest running buddies, announced that the Dirty Dash was coming to … [continue]

• olympic trials at tracktown 2012 recap recipe

Athletes came. Rain fell. Rain fell hard. Runners splashed through puddles that sent water up over their heads.  Records were broken. Athletes cried. Fans cheered from beneath their plastic yellow ponchos. The sun came out. And Tracktown12 roared with the sound that only Hayward Field is known for at the 2012 Olympic Trials for Track & Field. And Run Momma … [continue]

• why injury has made me a better runner

Two quick things before I launch into my latest soap box…Sorry in advance for subjecting you to photos, once again, of me in that striped headband and my Lithia Loop Marathon shirt. I DO have lots of other running clothes, but these are just my absolute favorites.  And, for the full meal deal on the Ridgeline Ramble, see my race … [continue]