Tag Archives | Bay Area


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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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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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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To The Top, Again

Back in February, I took my friend Kerry to the top of Mt. Diablo as part of her Bay Area Bucket list.  I hadn’t been back to the summit since that day, mostly because I was training for AR50, then recovering from it.  It’s a pretty tough run, so I never wanted to risk being […]

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Bay Area Trail Running

A very frequent question I have been getting from readers is where to go trail running in the Bay Area, and along with that, how to find trails.  One thing trail running has made me realize, is how much I love where I live.  We have access to so many trails, all with different terrains […]

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SFM Love

After a long day of travelling, last night I happily landed in San Francisco with a big weekend ahead.  Last year, this was a very busy week and weekend for me, so it’s kind of become a joke that SFM week is the busiest of the year.  When I found out I was leaving the […]

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Back to Base: Week 3

This was pretty much the best week ever for one reason: so much trail running!  5 out of 6 of my runs were done on trails.  4 out of 5 of those runs were in different parks.  It was so great!  I wish every week had this much trail running.  I am going to try […]

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All Things San Francisco Marathon

It’s July and around the Bay Area running community that means one thing… San Francisco Marathon month! This year The San Francisco Marathon is on Sunday, July 29th. It’s no secret that this race has a special place in my runner heart.  Not only was it my first marathon, but it is also what I […]

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