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Adventures in Prairie Creek Redwoods

And just like that, I am even more in love with California. When Cristen, Lauren, Caron and I began planning our adventure, we wanted to take advantage of the amazing places in our very own state.  Not only is it easier logistically (drivable!), but California is such a huge state with so many parts that […]

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Adventure Awaits

This year I set out with a simple goal of being more adventurous in my running.  While I have had a few races and goals along the way, going new places, running new trails and being fully engulfed in the adventure of each day is what has driven my winter and spring. Not quite two […]

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Point Reyes

Jojo, Jessica and I have been using birthdays as an excuse this year to do something different with our runs and go explore somewhere fun.  We planned ahead and reserved a weekend in March that worked for all of us, and let Jojo – the birthday girl – pick which location she wanted to run […]

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Tour of Diablo

To continue with my birthday celebrations, I tricked talked my fellow trail adventurers Jojo and Jessica into exploring my favorite Bay Area mountain with me.  Kind of a “it’s my birthday and we will run where I want to” kid of thing.  Both girls had been to the summit with me on separate occasions, but […]

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50k

Wednesday I turned 50k years old.  Normally I don’t refer to my age in kilometers, but this year it seems appropriate.  To kick off the year of the 50k, I took a vacation day from work and headed to Marin with Chris to show him around Muir Woods and Mt. Tam.  It was another incredibly […]

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Giddy

During the last couple peak weeks of North Face training, I vowed that I would take a break from 50 milers and let myself just run for a while.  Instead of planning out trail runs based on distance, I wanted to plan runs specifically because there were trails I wanted to explore.  Instead of adding […]

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Winter Break

I absolutely love this time of year in the East Bay.  All of a sudden you take a second to stop and look around, and the hills have turned a florescent shade of green and the dirt has changed to a dark shade of brown.  It may be sticky, slippery and muddy at times, but […]

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Above the Clouds

After Friday’s 21 miler, I was pretty tired, but I was very much looking forward to the long standing plans I had with Jojo to run Diablo Saturday.  If you have been reading this blog for any amount of time, you know that Jojo is my trail twin and we do a lot of long […]

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It Starts With a Two

Long runs are 100% what made me fall in love with running.  All those years that I spent hating to run, I had just never gone far enough!  Of course then, one of the things I loved the most about training for AR50 was that I got to do two long runs in a row!  […]

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Race Report: 2012 ITR Skirt ‘n’ Dirt 25k

I love using trail races as training runs.  Not only do you have the fun race atmosphere, but the courses are marked and supported.  It’s a great way to get to know new trails and practice race day fueling, since you have all the great aid stations along the way. I was even more excited […]

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