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How to reach out to running friends for support when you’re not running

“Friends help heal things.” This little gem of a thought came to me yesterday after I spent an hour with a friend who met me at 5:30am to jog an ever-so-slow 2 miles around the track. Time that I sooooo much needed. Of course, the next thought that came to my mind was, “DUH, of course friends help you heal, … [continue]

Top 10 Trail Running Tips for Beginners

These 10 trail running tips for beginners  are guaranteed to get you ready to play, boost your confidence and give you the tools and tips you need to enjoy the amazing adventures of trail running – today!  I love running trails all year. Each season offers new paths, new views and new journeys. One of my favorite things about trail … [continue]

The Best Piece of Trail Running Gear is a New Mindset

When people ask me what I like about trail running, I usually tell them that I love running in nature, the varied terrain, and that the conditions are always changing. This is what makes running trails so fun, surprising and challenging. But, here’s a little secret I don’t often mention to people. I hated trail running when I first tried … [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]