Puffin Picks – October

Another ultra training cycle is in the books! After a summer filled with long back-to-back runs, earlier this month I finished ultra marathon #3 (marathon/ultra #34) – Skyline to the Sea 50k! Usually the times around a big race are […]

Puffin Picks: September 2019

I’m in the midst of my grumpiest week of the year. Late September always brings a heat wave to the bay area. Not only is it miserable outside, but inside, my condo becomes an un-air conditioned greenhouse since the sun […]

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 […]

Puffin Picks – July

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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 […]

Puffin Picks May 2019

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I’m still in between training cycles, so I haven’t been running a ton (though that will be changing soon!). But that doesn’t mean I’m sitting around twiddling my thumbs! I’ve been keeping busy, meaning my picks are mostly non-running related […]

Puffin Picks April

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After my 50 mile race, I’m focusing on two things: rest and recovery. I might be focusing too much on recovery (read: I might be getting a touch lazy), but I’ll get back to it soon enough. Read prior Puffin […]

Puffin Picks February 2019

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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 […]

Puffin Picks January 2019

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After a brief holiday hiatus, Puffin Picks are back! These picks are the things making me happy, making me smile, and that I’m loving. It’s usually a combination of running gear, podcasts, and TV shows and movies. Sometimes my picks […]

Puffin Picks 12.14

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I recently traveled home to Minnesota to visit family. That gave me the perfect chance to remember one old favorite and try out a (soon-to-be) new favorite. Note: Some of these links are Amazon affiliate links where I may be compensated […]

Puffin Picks 11.30

Both November and 2018 are quickly drawing to a close. This is sort of an in-between period for me – my next training cycle is just starting to ramp up (but for what I don’t know, more on this in […]