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 […]

Why Are So Many Running Phrases Negative?

Running Phrases

I felt like I was channeling my inner Andy Rooney with this admittedly rather curmudgeonly post, but sometimes I just can’t get an idea out of my head… I was recently looking up phrases with the word ‘run’ or ‘running’ […]

I Wrote A Book!

half marathon training day by day

So I did a thing- I wrote a book! I know it’s totally cliche, but writing a book has been on my bucket list forever. Time to cross it off the list! Running and Writing Now more than ever, the […]

Types of Runs We’ve All Had

Types of run

Last weekend, I volunteered at an aid station for the Double Dipsea race, a notoriously difficult (and very famous) trail race in the Bay Area. While we were setting up, all the volunteers (all veteran runners, racers, and race volunteers) […]