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

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

One Tip Wednesday: A Little Something Extra

This tip comes to you from someone who might have just finished a 20-mile trail race and is eating A LOT! Along with sore muscles, a race comes with what I like to call the  “Open Fridge Hall Pass” for a day or so (OK, maybe more than a day). Sure, there are extra sugar nibbles, but mostly I indulge … [continue]

A Runner’s 5-Step Plan for Spring Cleaning & Gear Check (with my favorites)

I’m on a mission. My goal is to put new contact paper in all my kitchen drawers and cupboards before summer. I do a drawer or two a week in between the crazy. I did my favorite drawer first; my tea box drawer. It’s like a magical wardrobe to Narnia. I can just pull open the drawer, gaze at all … [continue]

[Live Video] How to avoid trail running injuries

This is a good one, I have to say. This video is like a mini-training on strengthening, technique and tools to help beginners avoid trail running injuries. It’s jam-packed with super practical tips. I chat about the reality of getting scuffed up a bit  – but that’s because you are an adventurer!! And I also cover three main topic areas … [continue]