When You’re Down #TheRunningWriter

I miss my trails. Like big time. I’m used to running 30-40 miles per week  I’m used to spending hours out on the trails, frolicking amongst the wildlife, watching sunrises, and bonding with my Trail Sisters. I knew I loved it, but I never realize just how much until I have to step away from it for a while.  Right now, as I sit on my patio watching the sun rise over the hills I’m normally running, I asked my myself, “How will I make it through the next couple of months?”   It’s a fair question for anyone faced[…]

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Hitting a curve ball #TheRunningWriter

Today I’m sitting on my stationary bike, pedaling away, coming to terms with the fact that I might be spending more time than I’d like on this thing. I’d rather be out on my trails, pounding up those wicked hills, taking in the amazing scenery, and spending time with my friends. But sometimes things don’t go as planned. Sure. I’d had plans to run the canyon next month with my sweet hubby, I’d had plans to race the four peaks in November…but sometimes life throws you curve balls. Rather unpleasant and painful ones. How do you handle those unexpected obstacles?[…]

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Take The Shot. Face the Penalty.

Athletics have been in my life since the fifth grade. I played tennis in junior high and high school. I played in college as well, thankful for the resources it provided for me to pay for college. After college I found competitive inline speed skating, road & mountain biking and now I’m into the ultra endurance running. It felt only natural for me to jump into writing a novel about athletes. Especially when it came to women in athletics. As a female athlete, especially one who was wicked-competitive, I faced off with plenty of resistance from men—even other women who[…]

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