Weekly Running Log Rundown

Hey hey hey! It is that time of week again–weekly running log rundown. Early Madonna is my spirit animal. Getting back into the groove this week. Sunday: Went to the Foothills for some trails. I ended up doing the Cobb Trail, making a loop back home. I have been getting more rest and felt muchContinue reading “Weekly Running Log Rundown”

(Mostly) Healthy Cookie Recipe

Healthy Cookie Recipe These are great for a pre-run snack and a guilt-free treat. They have banana and oats, some pretty awesome running fuel. Ingredients for the “dough” base: 3 overripe bananas (I freeze mine and pull them out when I am ready to use) 3.5 cups oats 1/2 cup any kind of milk 2-3Continue reading “(Mostly) Healthy Cookie Recipe”

8 Motivations to Run

Need motivation? Here are some reasons to run. Endorphins. It’s a fact, your emotional state will vastly improved when you start running. Those endorphins pumping through your body are powerful, making you pretty damn happy as a result. Time to yourself. Think of running as time away to improve yourself, letting your mind be openContinue reading “8 Motivations to Run”

Mores Creek Summit

Outside of Idaho City Mores Creek Summit Okay, so we didn’t make it to the summit. We made it maybe half-way today. I figure it means we have a goal for next summer to make it to the summit. We did a convoy thing with my mom and her husband to a trail that theyContinue reading “Mores Creek Summit”

Individual Sports vs Team Sports

It’s funny–people assume that because I run, I must be into all sports. They speak to me like I know what team is which. I mean, for instance, I truly don’t know if the Cubs are baseball or football. I don’t care enough to Google it. I don’t know anything about the rules of volleyballContinue reading “Individual Sports vs Team Sports”

Weekly Running Log Rundown

I was feeling pretty dead this week. So, I listened to my body and went slower. Sunday: My legs were hella tired today. Two half marathons in one week, both sub 1:45 half’s, had my legs asking for a recovery run–slow n’ easy. Monday: Shortie run. Had to get out of town and needed toContinue reading “Weekly Running Log Rundown”

Idaho: Alpine Lake Hike

There are many stories without narrative. This may be one as well. After setting up our campsite, we pretty much read and laid around lazily while our children managed to cover themselves in dirt and marshmallows for the rest of the day. Then holed up in our tent and slept. It was the definition of vacation. TheContinue reading “Idaho: Alpine Lake Hike”

Dirk Petersilie: International Trailrunner

I met Dirk when we were in the middle of the Bucegi Mountains, running 50k through Transylvania, Romania. We became running buddies after leapfrogging on the trail for a while. As you can imagine, it was a difficult race–it was nice to have someone to chat with and help decide the best place to crossContinue reading “Dirk Petersilie: International Trailrunner”

Running While Camping

Camping Destination: Stanley, Idaho Camping is probably my favorite summertime activity. I am grateful to have been camping since I was baby. Getting outside into nature is deeply and innately ingrained in all of us. Providing this for my children is always at the top of the parental and summer list. Watching my children connectContinue reading “Running While Camping”

July’s Running Playlist

These aren’t all indie. These aren’t all fast-paced. Some are just ones I am feeling right now–like Johnny Cash. Something about being back in the USA makes me want to listen to Cash. Wilco–California Stars Velvet Underground–Pale Blue Eyes Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile–Over Everything Jenny Lewis–She’s Not Me HAIM-That Don’t Impress Me Much ArcadeContinue reading “July’s Running Playlist”