• 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…

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    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…

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    Sure, I’ll Trail with You!

    I find it completely normal to just say yes when invited to “most” things, and then b$%#h about it until it’s done. This was no different for my first trail run of 2014. A little history should be shared, so you can really understand what’s going on here. Last year I ran my first trail race – a halfer – one week after a road halfer. Then I did another one about three months later, a little runcation, if you will. For BOTH, I did not train for trail. For the first one I ordered my shoes online and they arrived approximate 4 days before race day. I ran around…