Topo Runventure 3 Review

Believe it or not I never ran until college. When I did start running for real the only shoes I liked were true minimalist shoes - as in so minimalist you could role up TWO pairs and put them in a Nalgene. My mom called them rubber socks). Prior to that you'd only catch me … Continue reading Topo Runventure 3 Review

Nathan VaporHowe 2.0 4L Review

So the thing that started this spurt of mini review was that my former favorite running pack - the Nathan VaporMag - ripped at a seam substantially enough that I lost my favorite pair of cold weather arm warmer (which I sadly can't replace). Busted seam in my Nathan VaporMag Nathan has awesome customer service … Continue reading Nathan VaporHowe 2.0 4L Review

Carbon Valley Half Marathon- The After

Words. Sometimes there are none; sometimes there’s too many I just ran the Carbon Valley Half Marathon for Autism while pushing my wee man. I carried with me names of others with autism for each mile. And your damn right I finished. Honestly I can’t believe I didn’t cry when I crossed that finish line … Continue reading Carbon Valley Half Marathon- The After

Going the distance…with an infant?! (Originally posted on AllWomenAllTrails.com)

I often get double checked on my distance when sharing my adventures with my son. With my upcoming backpacking trip people keep asking how far I think we’ll go each day. And then their jaw drops to the floor when I answer 12-15 miles. Most people don’t realize my background. I’m an ultra distance trail … Continue reading Going the distance…with an infant?! (Originally posted on AllWomenAllTrails.com)

Pre-Planning and the Darn Budgeting (Originally posted on allwomenalltrails.com)

REI... Anyone with even the slightest sense of adventure could easily spend thousands of dollars here. Plus they work as a Co-Op and advocate and work towards saving our precious environment. What’s not to like?! Our family probably only visits two other stores more frequently- the grocery store and local running store (Runner’s Roost Lakewood). … Continue reading Pre-Planning and the Darn Budgeting (Originally posted on allwomenalltrails.com)

Nightmare Come True (Part 1 of 2 maybe 3)

I’ve spent a lot time thinking and rewriting how I would share about this. How I would share about a nightmare come true. I wrote a draft basically telling everyone to F***ing wash their hands and cover their mouths. I wrote a draft that probably was a wee be too sciency for most. Today we … Continue reading Nightmare Come True (Part 1 of 2 maybe 3)

The Bell and Bowl: Tips from a physical therapist

I want to take some time to talk about posture, specifically in regards to the pelvis and ribs. I also want to note how scary it is to share pictures of myself. So yes these are me. No they aren't photoshopped. No I don't have a perfect flat stomach. Yes I have scars. But it's … Continue reading The Bell and Bowl: Tips from a physical therapist

Slow Down

It’s ok to slow down. It’s ok to slow down, especially when you’re feeling off. Hormone shifts can do that. So can lack of sleep. Or maybe you just didn’t eat enough. You don’t necessarily feel bad- just not great. It’s ok to slow down. We’re runners and that tends to be hard. But it’s … Continue reading Slow Down