Last Wednesday I left my house at 4:30 in the morning for 5 days in the Pacific Northwest running Hood To Coast with nuun. There was probably more crammed in to those 5 days than I have done in the past month and my body feels like it! I typically get up most mornings at […]

I’ve signed up for a bunch of local races in my area but the race that has been getting me out of bed in the early morning hours this summer is Hood To Coast! {http://hoodtocoast.com/} For the second time I get to run Hood To Coast with a team that nuun has put together!! If you […]

I don’t use earbuds when running with my children, I think it is a dangerous distraction and my scary incident a couple of weeks ago just reinforced my decision that headphones and stroller running does not mix for me. That doesn’t mean I haven’t secretly wished for years that there was another option besides headphones […]

This is going to be long, I hope you will stick around through all 26.2 miles[which may mean multiple posts], but if you don’t that’s okay. These posts are more for me than for anyone else. I want to remember how I felt in 2011 and this was a huge part of my whole year […]

Last week I did a post on making your own race gear. I was inspired by my Hood To Coast teammate This Mama Makes Stuff to get back to my crafting roots. I love to talk all things running but with every post Carrie posts she reminds me that I need to have other creative […]

I am in love with this hat. I do not typically like winter running beanies because they itch my head – this hat is different. On the interior of the hat a fleece like material is sewn all around similar to a headband. It keeps the hat from itching my head and keeps me warm […]

Every marathon expo I question whether or not I should buy any race gear. I am not a cheap person, but I do like finding a deal and I am a stay at home mom who is not independently wealthy. This  means spending upwards of $100 on a race jacket is not exactly my cup […]

Not much to say other than this video is ridiculously awesome and makes me want to be back in Oregon.right.now. No seriously.take.me.back.please.now. http://nuunblog.com/2011/09/20/hood-to-coast-video/ We are pretty awesome – Me, Bart Yasso and the one and only CWood

When we were first asked to pick what legs were preferred to run at Hood To Coast, I didn’t do any research. I looked at a chart that told me which of the 12 runners had the longest and hardest rated legs and picked the top 3. When I was told that I was not […]

I have not written much about my experience at Hood To Coast, other than to say it was AMAZING. Why?  STILL feel like it was all a dream I have a mental block. My mind does not want to admit it is over. That the race I was looking forward to for months came and […]

What is Team Sparkle? A fun company that makes sparkle skirts for your athletic endeavours. Why are they better than other running skirts from companies I won’t name? Because you wear them over your regular running clothes. It is no big secret that I love Saucony and only wear Saucony to run in, so when I […]

One of the many reasons I train for and run long distances races is because I get a crazy high from the whole experience. I am an adrenaline junkie. I live for the brief but passing moments when your body is moving through the air faster and farther than you ever dreamed. I live for […]