Sled dog races

This past weekend we pulled on our boots and warm coats and ventured out to the Campbell Tract trails to watch the Fur Rondy World Championship Sled Dog Races. We walked back into the woods and stood at the side of the trail, no one else around. Everything so quiet; we could hear snow fall […]

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Still running, after all this time

Holy, holy, I haven’t posted here in forever. How did that happen? How did time get so far away from me? The good news is that I’m still running. I never stopped running; I simply stopped writing about running and I’m not sure why. Maybe I didn’t have anything to say. Maybe I had too […]

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Really great video (and it’s short, too)

I love this video by almost-elite runner Shani Kano, and what I love most about it is that she appears to be so normal. She’s just, you know, like all of us. Best yet? It’s sponsored by MeUndies. How cool is that? Enjoy. Produced: Shandi Kano & Nate Gunn Directed, Written and Edited: Nate Gunn […]

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Bear poop, bad back and a bummer week

Last week was a bust. I ran a total of six miles. Yeah, six miles–my weekly total. Worse still, I wasn’t able to run in the Alaska Endurance Trail Run. Instead of mindlessly and joyfully running a six-mile trail loop for 12 hours, I lay on the sofa, a heating pad tucked beneath my lower […]

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Birthday run

I’m not a very social person. I’m introverted and odd, and majority of the things I love to do are solitary–writing, reading, running and swimming. So when it came time for my birthday I knew I didn’t want a party or a large gathering. I didn’t want to go out to eat or go to […]

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Slowest 16-miler ever

Sunday I ran the slowest 16 miles ever. I bonked at mile five. Yea, mile five. Of a 16-miler. Who does that? Well, apparently me. I ran 10 trail miles, followed by a 32 lap swim, the day before and my legs, while not horribly heavy, weren’t exactly fresh. But that wasn’t the problem. My […]

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Running through Christmas in May

It’s almost summer, people. The trees are bursting with buds. Soon everything will be green, green, green. Until then, the trails still look a bit drab, a bit brown, a bit bleak. But still, there is so much beauty. Sometimes when I’m running I almost can’t stand it, the birch trees leaning with the wind, the […]

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