Runner Holiday Gift Guide, version 2016!

Holiday Gift-Giving season is upon us! Just in time for shopping season, I've compiled a list of runner-relevant gifts. Run happy, and shop happy, too! Run Bright: Knuckle Lights Winter running is often done in the dark. Stay visible and see where you’re going with Knuckle Lights! Read more in my recent product review.  Even better …

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I’m a “Professional Runner,” I promise

This morning I ran, came home, and changed into yoga pants and a hoodie sweatshirt. I stretched for about a millisecond, scarfed down some tea and a crumpet (yes, I eat crumpets: with jam), made breakfast, dressed my two daughters, got one of them ready for her preschool field trip to a local pumpkin patch, took …

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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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Ouch! My Jemez Half Marathon (mis)Adventures: a humbling return to racing

Part 1: The Race Report This past weekend, I ran the Jemez Half Marathon, a trail race held in my hometown of Los Alamos, NM.  This past Saturday, a few hundred cheerful runners lined up behind a chalked-in start line to make our way through the spectacular canyons of the Jemez Mountains.  A couple of …

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