Chasing a 5k PR

I have chased the same goal for 14 years. If this goal was a person, she would be a high school freshman. I was high school freshman when I set this goal. This goal isn’t lofty, I’m not trying to defeat a dark wizard or destroy a planet killer...

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What is in your post run survival kit?

What is in your post run survival kit?

After 15 years of running, I have learned quite few facts about my running habits. The first, I’m not a morning runner unless I’m doing two a days or the heat is unbearable.  Secondly, I will succumb to work fatigue. The solution was...

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Have you given up?

Have you given up?

Cultural norms define that the start of year is the perfect time to start on new goals. It is the reason that gyms advertise and cut prices at the start of the year. It is why suddenly, you can’t seem to find a treadmill or a bench to...

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Lets try this again, fall races

Lets try this again, fall races

The summer training cycle has felt a bit lackluster. I had put a half marathon on my calendar for Oct. 11 but it felt too early in the fall season. Yet, in the Northwest races are not scheduled deep into the fall for obvious reasons. The more I...

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A short ode to hill repeats

A short ode to hill repeats

Hill repeats are speedwork in disguise Driving knees and long strides Make for quick feet and strong thighs Over pavement the runner glides Taking on harder climbs I have always felt like summer and hill repeats pair perfectly together. I am sure...

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Race Report: CDA Half Marathon

Race Report: CDA Half Marathon

Couer d’ Alene is a resort town in the panhandle of Idaho and is unexpectedly breath-taking. Last December, when it was cold and icy, it seemed like the perfect place to run a half-marathon. On Sunday, I was very happy that I had picked it...

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Looking to past lessons

Looking to past lessons

Comparison is a killer and in my experience, it has been even harder comparing my current self to my past self. I’ve been blissfully ignoring that past self until recently when she has been speaking up a bit more. I was complaining to my...

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Key lime energy balls

Key lime energy balls

I get hungry everyday at 3:00 and if I could I would eat a snickers. I began to bring clif bars everyday to silence my stomach until my evening work out but that began to be a bit expensive. I scoured Pinterest and found this great recipe for...

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