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Magic Oats

When I trained for my first marathon ten years ago, it took a lot of trial and error to figure out my pre-run nutritional needs and sensitivities. I started out eating normally before runs. It took only one or two … Continue reading

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A great race deserves a great day of celebration

Me and fellow TRAAG founding member Lisa have been trying to get in as many Badwater of the Midwest runs in as possible before snow makes it virtually impossible to run safely out there. With both of us self-employed, it’s … Continue reading

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Making a comeback

I knew it had been a while since I last updated but didn’t realize it’s been almost a year! So much has happened in that span I’m not sure where to begin. Some (not so) highlights: I lost my job … Continue reading

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Running errands with the Amish

My Friend Kristin is the type of person who will make friends with anyone. If you ever attend a party at her home, this fact will be evident. You’ll meet people from every background ranging from a Jewish attorney who … Continue reading

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The most amazing endurance athletes I’ve ever met

The day that I was most anticipating since we started planning our trip to Alaska was the day we would spend in Juneau because of the awesome excursion I found. I had an Alaska bucket list in my head and … Continue reading

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When the accomplishment is simply to finish

Today’s long run was one of those runs in which about 10 minutes in, I decide the accomplishment will be to just finish, not achieve a particular pace. I am down at my family’s place in the Arakansas Ozarks. After … Continue reading

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Sightseeing train and run in Skagway

While planning our trip to Alaska I heard many time that Skagway is the place “catch the gold rush excitement.” I didn’t know much about the Yukon Gold Rush, or Skagway for that matter, but we were set to learn … Continue reading

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Gravity likes me. It really likes me.

At least once every training season I have an epic fall. A situation where I am happily running along and the next second I am face-planting in to the asphalt. Saturday was epic fall day. I started my run a … Continue reading

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Worth every calorie

I don’t think I have mentioned here what cruise line we took for our Alaskan trip but it was Princess. Specifically, the Coral Princess. This was only our second cruise, first one on Princess. The only other cruise we had … Continue reading

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Magical run in an even more magical place

The luck we had in Denali weather-wise continued for the cruise portion of our trip with the exception of the first day at sea when we were scheduled to sail to Hubbard Glacier. The fog was too dense and we … Continue reading

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