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Into The Dirt : Xterra Granite Bay

Bumping down a rocky trail, fluttering my brakes, around a corner and wisping past the little mustard flowers growing along the trail, I came upon a big drop, nearly concealed with thick redwood roots. I brought the bike to an abrupt stop and gulped…

April 1, 2013

New Peaks to Climb in the Backyard: Ironman Boulder 70.3

My attention finally returned to writing this weekend (sorry about that – sometimes, a girl just has to focus on sleeping in, organizing recipes, pondering fall boots…) and I realized that I never published my little race report on the Boulder 70.3 a few…

September 4, 2012

Mission Accomplished: Inspiration on the Bridger Ridge

I just found the tiny paper wrapping from a gelato cone that I had shoved in the pocket of my jeans two Mondays ago; a withered, washed figment of its previous self, but still legible enough that I can distinguish that this was, in fact…

August 15, 2012

Racing Trifecta

Enough rest for the wicked. As our travels in Ecuador came to a close, it was everything I could do to ward off the voices in my head asking me to focus, wind up, and get ready. And so I came back to California and…

July 23, 2012

30th Annual Wildflower Triathlon – 70.3

I have more than just an inkling that something happens to active healthy women when they turn 30 years old; they acquire superpowers, and find themselves able to do remarkable things. Babies, motherhood, big promotions, and striving for life’s balance all fall into the…

May 9, 2012

Sea Otter Gran Fondo 2012

Admittedly, I’ve been distracted. And maybe a bit disheveled – but in the most marvelous of ways. In the weeks to come, I’ll share a few of the exciting bits that have fallen into my lap, but for now, the crux of life is…

April 30, 2012

The North Face Endurance Challenge 2011

The motto that I have assigned to these pages is “learning to travel fast + far with a full belly + soul,” and I do intend to do just that – to see the all of corners of the world in this short lifetime…

December 6, 2011

The 2011 ING New York City Marathon

This is a story of love, and heartbreak -of joy and pain, of beauty and beasts- and it plays out in the streets of New York City. I had been hoping to have my own story about this run, this journey of a century,…

November 7, 2011

Nike Women’s Half Marathon 2011

“Those are some SERIOUS climbs.” – Kara Goucher, holder of U.S. Women’s Debut Marathon Record this morning at 3.1 miles There aren’t many marathons where I would have the opportunity to run so close to Kara that I could hear her make mention of…

October 16, 2011

Vineman 2011

Exactly one-hundred and sixty-eight hours ago, I was at the starting line of the 2011 Vineman Iron-distance Triathlon. In looking back, my nerves had settled, and I entered the water ready to get this proverbial party started. The gun went off, and I pushed…

August 6, 2011