Skid Row Marathon Movie Review

Photos courtesy of Skid Row Marathon If you’ve read any of my blog posts, you know I’m a runner. If you’re a blog completist who’s gotten into some deep cut posts, you know I’m a (recovering) attorney. One thing I don’t […]

Are You Ultra-Curious?

For the last many years, I’ve been a volunteer coach and pacer for my local running club’s marathon training program. Most of my trainees in this program are first-time marathoners (or born-again first timers- folks who ran a marathon years […]

Puffin Picks August 2019

A little bit of travel this month took me out of my usual routines, but it also gave me a reason to try a new kind of travel pillow and also brought me to the outlet mall for impulse purchases! Note: Some […]

Santa Rosa Marathon Race Recap

Santa Rosa Marathon

Pre-Race Thoughts My running calendar, which somehow found me running a race every weekend in August, caps off with a biggie – pacing the 4:40 pace group at the Santa Rosa Marathon. 4:40 is a faster pace group than I […]

Mendota Bottoms 10 Mile: Race Recap

Mendota Bottoms 10 mile race

A/K/A The Trail-Less Trail Race The Plan My plan was so simple. I knew I was going to be in Minnesota in August visiting my family, so I figured since I’m training for an ultra and would have to run anyway, […]

Bear Creek Trail Half Marathon Race Recap

Bear Creek Trail Half Marathon Race Recap

Pre-Race Thoughts After recently putting together my database of races, I realized that with Saturday’s finish, this will be the race I’ve done the most. It will be my 6th Bear Creek Trail Half. This really surprised me. I really like […]

Santa Cruz 30k Trail Race – Race Recap

Santa Cruz 30k Trail Race

Pre-Race Thoughts Santa Cruz will be my first race since the American River 50, which was in April, but which seems like a million years ago. I feel vaguely nervous about this race, but I can’t put my finger on […]

Puffin Picks – July

Puffin Picks

July has been an odd month for me. Training is gearing up for my fall ultra (Skyline to the Sea 50k – I’m coming for you) so I’m getting back into the rhythm of running. At the end of June […]

When The Run Doesn’t Go As Planned

lessons learned from mistakes

Lessons Learned From My Mistakes And Unexpected Happenings On The Run I’ve written several posts about risk management and running and about being prepared for the risks of a run. These posts combine my professional training in risk management and […]

Preparing For The Risks Of Trail Running

Risks of trail running

I recently came across an article in Runners World about the Mt. Marathon race in Alaska. The Mt. Marathon race sounds insane. It’s run every year on July 4 and while the race is short (under 4 miles), it runs […]