A Day of Nothing #TheRunningWriter

This morning, about the time I’m typing this, I had been scheduled to be running down the South Rim of the Grand Canyon on my grand adventure of running Rim to Rim to Rim (R2R2R). Instead. Here I am:  I get to spend the next week pretty much like this. Foot up. Netflix binge-watching on the TV. And my little friend Rocket carrying me around the house. I’d been planning the R2R2R adventure for over a year. My sweet hubby and I were going to do it together. He’s never done Rim to Rim, and I’ve done it twice. But[…]

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Epic Adventures #TrailSisters #TheRunningWriter

I can’t put into words how amazing this adventure was. It’s days later and I’m still thinking about it. These two amazing women are strong, beautiful, funny, quirky, inspiring, compassionate, loving, self-less, encouraging. They just make me smile. I was privileged to spend just under five and a half hours with them running down the Grand Canyon to the river and then back up. It’s not an easy feat as it included more than 6,500 feet of climbing (according to Strava). At points it was so steep we were all but crawling. It was invigorating and challenging. We kept encouraging[…]

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Rim to Rim Adventure with my #TrailSisters

WOW. Yeah, I’m an author and I can’t think of a better word to describe my adventure yesterday. Starting at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, then jogging/hiking to the South Rim. 25 miles.  10 hours total time. 7 hrs 45 minutes of jogging/hiking time. A challenge not made for the weary, that’s for sure. About 15 miles down, which is so hard on the legs, then about 9-ish miles back up, out of the Canyon. That’s where the challenge really starts as far as I’m concerned. Even after thirty minutes of rest and refueling at the bottom (Phantom Ranch),[…]

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Taking time to smell the roses #GetInspired

My next adventure is running the Grand Canyon! I’m super excited for a couple of reasons. First, it’s on my bucket list to run down to the bottom of the canyon and back up in one day. Second, it’s awesome Daddy Daughter time—YEP, my dad is running it with me! My super coach (and sweet hubby) has me on this wicked awesome (and tough) training plan. And today…I got to do a trail run. One of my favorite places is Deems Hills Trails. It’s amazing the sites offered right here in the middle of the city. So…I had to do[…]

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The Grand Canyon

Ever been to see the Grand Canyon? Ever try hiking it? I’d been to see it once before, but never ventured into the canyon for a hike. My dad, who loves to hike, climb mountains, bike, you name it….., asked me to go on a little hike with him. So, I made the trip up to Sedona and he carted me up to the Grand Canyon. The day started out so beautiful. A little chilly according to my desert-sun-loving-skin—but beautiful nonetheless. We started at Bright Angel Trail, jogging down the steep trail. All the while, in the back of my[…]

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