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• 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]

• 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]

• ridgeline ramble 20k trail run race report

What fun! Seriously, the 2012 Ridgeline Ramble was a hoot. There were many reasons for this day being one of the freaking best, so here they are! (Sorry, you know how I love lists.) 1. The weather was perfect (around 50, cool and cloudy with a promise of sun) 2. It started with awesome running peeps! 3. Shuttle! 4. I … [continue]

• 20 miles, 20 degrees. fall creek run around race report

Brrrrrrrr! But beautiful. The Fall Creek Run Around 20 mile race made for a fun, low-key, chilly, hilly morning. My buddy and ultra mentor, Carolyn, and I headed up to the reservoir at about 9:15. The race started at 10:00, so we grabbed our bibs and hopped in the porta-potty line for a quick pee.  I ran into my friend … [continue]