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Heart Breaker Half / 5K / 10K: Race Review

By On February 16, 2016

The Heart Breaker Half and Providence Heart-to-Start 5k/10k is a strong race, and its two strongest points are the lovely course, and the great people who run and walk it. I got… Read More

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Our Favorite Funny Running Sayings

By On February 9, 2016

Who’s up for some funny running sayings? We work too hard out there; it’s time to break it up with a giggle now and then. Each of these bite sized quotes is… Read More

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Race for Warmth 2016: Race Review

By On February 2, 2016

The 2016 Race for Warmth is one I have been looking forward to running. I ran the race in its first year, in 2015. Organized by Clark Public Utilities, I thought its… Read More

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How to Fuel Your Run with Real Food

By On January 25, 2016

Stacking on the miles and not thrilled with gel packets? Try some real food for fueling on the run. OK, so here’s the scoop. When you are building up your miles for… Read More

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7 Great Ways to Refresh Your Running Goals

By On December 30, 2015

Been there, done that, got the tech fabric T-shirt? If your running goals need a refresh, read on for great ideas to get pumped about reaching a new goal!   1. Plan… Read More

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Stuff Moms Say: Toddler Edition

By On December 6, 2015

Becoming a parent will teach you new phrases.  (No, I don’t mean the colorful kind, full of four-letter words–although I have been known to throw those around too.) And yet, 100% of… Read More

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8 Rules for Running in the Rain

By On November 12, 2015

Running in the rain is one of those messy, wonderful adventures that only the brave souls who dive into it will ever quite appreciate. If you’ve never felt that satisfaction that comes… Read More

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The Best No-Effort Baby Costumes for Halloween 2015

By On September 18, 2015

Hey, Mama! Put down the Martha Stewart and STEP AWAY FROM THE PINTEREST. Take my hand. Follow me, and sing a happy little song while we skip to the front of the… Read More


Top 10 Things I Learned While Running a 21-Miler

By On September 15, 2015

On Sunday, during training with Portland Fit, we ran 21 miles – our longest training run before the Portland Marathon. Most of it followed the marathon’s route, to give us a preview.… Read More

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The 17 Kinds of People On Your Portland to Coast Team

By On August 25, 2015

So lucky to know these people. Are you running Hood to Coast this year? Or maybe, like me, your team does Portland To Coast, the walking portion of the race. (It’s a… Read More