Geeking out on the US Women’s Olympic Trials

The Olympic Marathon Trials hosted by the Atlanta Track Club will be a historic race this February 2020. Special attention is being payed to the women’s race: with 511 female qualifiers, the field more than twice as large as it was in 2016. There is a lot of discussion on the merits or difficulties of …

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Beat the Heat – and work on your 5k racing PR!

Summer is almost here, and I'd like to invite you to join the Beat the Heat summer training program! This is a group for walkers, runners, or joggers or all abilities and history, we're working to gain fitness and have fun over this summer as we work toward racing the Rio Grande Half Marathon/5k in August. Send …

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Prioritization & Refreshment

Last October 2013, I looked forward on my Google calendar to September and October 2014 and put a 2-month-long “appointment” titled “Do not overbook! Fall = favorite season!” As fall approached this year, I noticed my calendar filling up. Everything I marked down for those 2 months was good: a high-profile talk, a field conference & debut of a mobile device …

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Fall is coming….

Fall is on it's way to New Mexico! This is heralded by two key changes: 1. When I get up to run at 5AM, it's now fully dark. Thankfully, I've had the Harvest Super Moon to light my way the past week, but that light is starting to fade.... 2. I wake up and it is …

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Grandma’s Marathon & OTQ!

I recently ran the Grandma's Marathon in Duluth, MN, placing 16th overall with a time of 2:42:02 (a PR!). My training for this first post-baby marathon has been very consistent. Following a freak hamstring tweak that knocked me out from running for 2-3 weeks in April, I have seen my body steadily become stronger over …

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Post-race adrenaline = silly poses

Thanks to #Powerbar for the awesome body art and nutrition, which helped me to a fun (and frigid) finish in the Nike Women's half marathon!  Post-race adrenaline can make you do some pretty silly things, including showing off my awesome distance runner biceps. For more information on PowerBar Team Elite, visit

Nerves are nerves

I am recently returned from the Geological Society of America annual meeting, in Denver, CO.  This is a meeting where tens of thousands of geologists from the globe converge and nerd out for a week, catching up on the latest in geologic research while attending talks, poster sessions, short courses, networking and catching up with …

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