Oregon Coast 50k Training Recap: Week 12

Oregon Coast 50k Training Recap

This is the first of three race weekends in a row. First up, my fourth outing at the Bear Creek Trail Half Marathon. Read Prior Recaps Oregon Coast 50k Training Recap My Training Goals Run one new route every week […]

Puffin Picks 8.10

My picks this week largely reflect how often I’m hitting the trails. There are dangers on the trail: poison oak, darkness, and parking lot fees! Read prior Puffin Picks posts. Note: Some of these links are Amazon affiliate links where I […]

The 7 Deadly Sins As Told By Runners

7 deadly sins as told by runners

After a recent re-watch of Hannibal (the NBC show based on the Thomas Harris books, not the terrible movie) I got thinking about the 7 deadly sins since in the third season, Hannibal talks a lot about Dante, The Devine Comedy, […]

Oregon Coast 50k Training Recap: Week 11

Oregon Coast 50k training recap week 11

This was a week of solid (but uneventful) runs. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, while this may not make for the most exciting reading or recapping in the world (I do know how to sell my […]

Porta Potty 101: The Unwritten Rules

Line of porta potties

Some runners gauge when they became a ‘real runner’ on finishing a goal race. For others, it’s all about hitting a specific pace. For me, one of the signifiers that I was a ‘real runner’ was that I no longer […]

How To Increase Your Running Confidence 

Runners Legs

Running is one of those activities that can both build your confidence or trigger self-doubt. Oddly, it can sometimes do both on the same run, sometimes at the same time. Ways To Increase Your Running Confidence More often than not, […]

Running While Introverted

woman trail running

Running is a great hobby for introverts. It’s one of the few things we introverts can do alone without getting funny looks and second glances (I’m an introvert and I do many things alone – I’m continually amazed by the […]

Wearing A Fitbit During Marathon Training

Wearing a Fitbit during marathon training

I train for and run several marathons a year. I’m currently training for an ultramarathon. I usually run 5 days a week and during peak training weeks I’m running 50 miles a week. I also wear a Fitbit step tracker […]

5 Times Runners Should Step Away From The Internet

Runners Step Away From The Internet

You don’t need me to tell you how amazing the internet is. You can plan an amazing racecation, find new routes in your neighborhood, join thriving social media communities and make lots of running friends around the world. Runners: Step […]