A Fall to Remember

September had two major events for me and my family. First, I defended my PhD dissertation the second week of September. This is huge! I started my PhD at the University of New Mexico, where I study geology, in 2010. I took a year off following the birth of my first daughter (2012-2013), but otherwise, …

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Color in Motion race coupon!

Hey New Mexico Runners! Color in Motion is hosting a 5k race in Albuquerque on August 3, 2013.  You can participate as an individual, or a team in this hilarious get-color-plastered event.  If you're looking for a reason to get some exercise and have fun with fellow runners, sign up and beat the August heat …

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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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Baby goes camping

As Albuquerque sizzles in the summer heat, the cool, blue, pine-forested mountains of northern New Mexico look increasingly delightful.  Normally, my summer is filled with backpacking and geology trips throughout the southern Rocky Mountains.  This summer, my backpack and hiking boots have remained in the closet. Not to be discouraged from enjoying the wilderness entirely …

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