• 2019,  Auburn,  California,  Friends,  Hiking

    Musings: Full Moon Hike #OptOutside

    Freezing bliss for a moonlit hike adventure. Are you a fan of co-ops? I am. Have been since I’ve worked at one and regularly shop at one. It made sends to become one with REI too. I didn’t even realize they were a co-op until more recently. And, you only have to pay $20 to be a member AND they give you a $20 gift card in return…you just have to wait one day to use it. It’s a win-win for everyone. All that being said, I’ve always swooned over thier #OptOutside campaing during Black Friday. But it seems as if they have extended past just that day and it…

  • 2016,  Auburn,  California,  Hiking

    City Girl Hikes: Lake Clementine Trail – Auburn, CA

    Kinda like a staycation… …but, NOT! I thought I had more posts specific about various hikes, but I guess I don’t. But I’m adding to my series I’ve dubbed “City Girl Hikes”: City Girl Hikes: Mission Peak – Fremont, CA   Auburn is only a short 30 to 45-minute drive from probably anywhere in Sacramento. So, it makes for a great place to get outdoors and have some fun. Mostly Auburn has been synonymous with trail running for me. Many races in the hard hills of Auburn, CA have been raced but never hiked (even though it felt like that during most races). I knew it had plenty of trails,…

  • #GaneebanRuns,  2014,  Auburn,  California,  Dirty Secret,  Race Recap,  Race Recap,  Running,  Trail

    Race Recap: Dirty Secret Trail Run

    Been there, done that! Dirty Secret Trail Run HA! Like that means anything. Just because you’ve run the same exact trail (race), doesn’t mean it still can’t kick your ass!! I respect the race, the distance, the difficulty…but I didn’t really respect my training for such a task. My current training plan: no training plan. Oh yeah, pretty smart, right? Enough pity party. This race is put on by our local Fleet Feet (Sacramento). They only put on a few trail races a year, so they fill up fairly quickly. This race offers two distances – the short course is 5.8 miles and the long course is 10.3 miles. My…