Salmon Falls 50k Training Recap: Week 12

This week turned into a brief intermission from ultra training as I regrouped physically and mentally. Read Prior Recaps Salmon Falls 50k Training Recap Training Goals Strength work 2x/week Hit my pace when pacing group long runs 2 trail runs […]

The Benefits of Barre Workouts for Runners

Yoga gets all the stretchy-mobility-cross-training option love from most runners, but I have a love-hate relationship with yoga. I’ve found yoga to be super-teacher specific. Over the years, I’ve had amazing teachers that made me want to go to yoga […]

Salmon Falls 50k Training Recap: Week 11

This was a not-great week of runs, topped off by a terrible, awful, hated-every-step-of-it long run. I’m for sure in the midst of the training blahs… Read Prior Recaps Salmon Falls 50k Training Recap Training Goals Strength work 2x/week Hit […]

Salmon Falls 50k Training Recap: Week 10

The New Year’s Day holiday, and my decision to run a New Year’s Day half marathon, messed with my sense of time and place this week. I suppose it’s for the best, I feel like I had two weekends! Read […]

Puffin Picks – Best of 2019

As the year comes to a close, I like to look back at the best of the year. The best gear, apps, ideas, and whatever else brought a little joy into my life. Note: Some of these links are Amazon affiliate […]

2019: My Year In Blogging

I’ve now been doing this blogging thing for a few years. Every time I think I’m starting to get the hang of it, something else comes along and I realize I still have so much to learn. But I do feel […]

Salmon Falls 50k Training Recap: Week 9

I’m most consistent with my running (and my fitness in general) when I just head out the door and run as part of my usual routine. That may be boring, but it does make me a consistent exerciser. After travelling […]

Woodside Ramble 35k Trail Race: Race Recap

Woodside Ramble 35k

I haven’t run many races in the winter the past few years. I’m a coach and pacer for my running club’s marathon training program and we focus on March’s Oakland Marathon as the goal race. This means we have group […]