I’ve Registered, Now What?

Registered for your first race

Maybe you’ve signed up for a race you’ve always wanted to do and the stars finally aligned to allow you to do it. Maybe you registered for the local half marathon on a whim. You’ve registered for the race…now what? […]

American River 50 Training Recap: Week 5

american river 50 mile training recap wk 5

I’m at my best when my runs are part of a routine. This was not the case this week. In lieu of two really long back-to-back training runs (which wouldn’t work in my schedule due to already made commitments), last […]

American River 50 Training Recap: Week 4

american river 50

The question I pondered this weekend – Can a Saturday be considered a ‘lazy Saturday’ if ends in me running 10 miles? Read Prior Recaps American River 50 Training Goals Strength train two times a week Yoga once a week […]

Trail Running And True Crime

true crime trail runner

I love true crime podcasts and I love trail running. Usually, these are two fairly innocuous past times that don’t interact with each other. But this past weekend, I was doing a 13-mile solo trail run. Fine. I was also […]

Conquering Your Running Demons 

Running Demons

I’d guess most runners have a few running demons. A race or an idea that takes up a disproportionate amount of your mental or psychic energy. Something that makes you face your fears and insecurities. Some running demons can be […]

American River 50 Mile Training Recap: Week 3

American River 50 Training Recap week 3

This week was remarkably unremarkable – I did my runs, felt pretty good, and had only one negative mental spiral. Read Prior Recaps American River 50 Mile Training Recap Training Goals Strength train two times a week Yoga once a […]

Puffin Picks February 2019

Puffin Picks 0219

My training for the American River 50 miler is really kicking into gear, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that half of my picks are post-run picks. Read prior Puffin Picks posts. Note: Some of these links are Amazon affiliate […]

Running Gear: Needs vs. Nice To Haves

Running Gear

They say running is a cheap sport, but anyone who has priced out a new pair of running shoes knows that isn’t the case. What is true of running is it’s as complicated (and expensive) as you want to make it. I […]

American River 50 Training Recap: Week 2

American River 50 recap week 2

Week 2 of (officially) training for the American River 50 miler (AR50). This week was a rainy one for us here in the Bay Area and I was reminded of how out of practice I am running in the rain. […]