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Take Back Your Trail

[After recently completing iRunFar's Trail and Safety Survey, I felt instantly drawn back to this post. I started writing it on my return from #dirtbagsummer, but it somehow got lost in the shuffle. Add in my current low motivation mid-training... Continue Reading →


Kismet Cliff Run

Guys, I think I found my jam. Yesterday, I ran the Kismet Cliff Run - The Beast of The East half marathon. Around 4500 feet of elevation gain, 13.1 miles and crazy technical. The distance was just right - I... Continue Reading →

Perspective Gains

No joke, I have 10 blog drafts in the queue, waiting to be finished. I *promise* they will be. But first, I had an insight to share.  Hopefully a quick one today. Cliche, but... what a difference a year makes.... Continue Reading →

Unwind at 10,000

So, I'm not sure those weekly recaps are ever going to materialize. Perhaps in some form or another, but not as I originally envisioned. Oh well. That in itself is part of the journey. Instead, I figured I would share... Continue Reading →

Who’s The Real Dirtbag?

Still me. But also the person who stole my phone in Yellowstone. It's surprising how quickly you forget that you are in fact a tourist and that tourists are targets.  Having lived in Boston for years, maybe I'd become complacent... Continue Reading →

Rewind: Spring Highlights 2

Ok, here we continue... One new adventure has been Mountain Races (Sleepy Hollow and Loon Mountain) – I’m loving the challenge of the mountains, relishing the mid-race singletracks and struggling with the 10k-ish distance. Since tackling the 50k, I’m finding... Continue Reading →

Rewind: Spring Highlights 1

Attempting another quick recap. I’m more excited about theme-based writing, but giving a rundown of my favorite adventures of the past few months allows me to put them aside and only look forward. Does anyone else understand that release of... Continue Reading →

No More Sandwiches (or how #DirtbagSummer came to be)…

Wow, my last update was a while ago! As I mentioned, I was struggling through a tough spot and focusing on keeping busy socially to get through the last 10 weeks of work. Seriously, who gives 10 weeks notice?! I... Continue Reading →

Running On Empty

Or is it too full? I was about a mile into my run last Saturday when I noticed hunger pains I hadn't experienced in what felt like ages. Apparently, a return to my pre-training diet didn't come with a decrease... Continue Reading →

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