Happy 2017!

Happy 2017 everyone!  2016 certainly was an interesting year.  A myriad of celebrity deaths rocked headline after headline. Violence and tension between the police and the public.  Race tensions around the country.  A contentious election full of name calling, scandalous accusations, and the election of a reality show star president.  Around the globe, violence and war … More Happy 2017!

The Art of Bonking

Today’s post is a lesson in how to train bonk like a champion.  According to trusty Wikipedia, “Hitting the wall or the bonk describes a condition caused by the depletion of glycogen stores in the liver and muscles, which manifests itself by sudden fatigue and loss of energy” AKA – it’s like getting smacked in the … More The Art of Bonking

The Trail Running Film Fest (Presented by Rainshadow Running)

Last night my husband and I had a little “date night”, and took in the Trail Running Film Festival.  This is a traveling film fest, put on by the awesome people at Rainshadow Running.  They put on some premier trail running events in the Pacific Northwest – many that I have been drooling over for … More The Trail Running Film Fest (Presented by Rainshadow Running)

Ode to the Road

First things first, let’s get one thing straight… I am NOT a road runner.   My preferred method of run travel is in the dirt, trying (and most always failing) not to trip and go ass over teakettle into the woods.  I love mud.  I stomp in puddles.  I’m dirty.  (not that kind of dirty… get … More Ode to the Road

In the long run

I don’t know about you, but the long run is always my favorite part of my training.  Yes, I like to feel the burn and sense of accomplishment that a good interval or hill workout brings.  But the rambling hours of my long runs are what I love best. They take me to places on … More In the long run