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 […]

Puffin Picks 11.16

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Apparently, it’s book week here at Puffin Picks. I’ve always been a huge reader, but the downside of writing more (both for this blog and elsewhere) is that I find myself reading less. But with the poor air quality in the […]

Puffin Picks 11.2

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I’m just a few weeks post-big race after running the Oregon Coast 50k last month. Post big event is always an odd time for me. There’s usually a little bit of a post-event funk. I’m out of my normal workout/running routine. […]

Puffin Picks 10.19

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This past weekend was a big race weekend for me. Between running 31 miles and driving 16+ hours (round-trip) to said race, I’ve been distracted from paying much attention to things. But there is always something bringing joy into my […]