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How to Trust Your Training or at Least Quit Crying in the Dishwater

This article first appeared in OutdoorsNW, an adventure, travel, and recreation magazine for outdoorsy types in the beautiful Northwest. See my other articles here. Ten days before I was set to toe the line of the Lithia Loop Trail Marathon in Ashland, Oregon, I found myself crying over a sink full of dirty dishes. As I watched warm, salty tears … [continue]

One Tip Wednesday: The no-time-for-a-long-run solution

Aaaaah, summer. Those blossom breezy days of hammock naps and garden bounty are upon us. Or upon someone. I’m not sure who, but it’s not me. My days right now are filled with wrapping up homeschool with the kiddos, scheduling play dates, working, writing, and fitting in and all those catch-up appointments. When are we supposed to go camping, exactly? … [continue]

One Tip Wednesday: For when life is hard, you guys

Oh, a momma’s heart is a tender thing. And when the babies are hurting or scared or turning into teenagers that know not what they do to our tender hearts (or their own hearts), life gets hard. I’m so very proud and in love with my kids, but this touchy tween-teen thing is not for the faint of heart. They … [continue]

One Tip Wednesday: The key to picking your perfect race this summer

Obviously, this is about what goodies they hand you at the finish line, right? I’ve gotten everything from T-shirts, socks, burritos, and beer to picnic blankets, medals, mimosas, and beanies. All good, all fun! But no. The key to picking your perfect race isn’t about the SWAG. (Though I love it and always appreciate it.) The key has everything to … [continue]