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Cabin Fever and X-C Skiing

Cabin Fever and X-C Skiing

Most people get a touch of cabin fever/winter blues/seasonal depression if you live in an area that gets cold weather. It's hard to get out for a run or even get in the car to go to the gym when it's cold, damp, windy, snowy, dark, etc.  I'm convinced I'm solar...

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Winter Running is Fun

Winter Running is Fun

So what if it's cold, get outside and RUN!  Winter running can be refreshing, peaceful and fun but knowing what to wear and the options for various conditions is important. I've loaded this with tips and links to lots of options to convince you that winter running can...

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Renewed Spirit

Renewed Spirit

The plan after I completed the 25K trail race at Big Hill Pond State Park in October was to more or less hang up my running shoes when I got home.  Add more strength training and an easy 3 mile walk, hike, jog a couple days a week.  The trails are very lonely where I...

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True Strength

True Strength

I know that so many folks around the LHRL group are strong.  Crazy strong.  I don't consider myself to be physically strong when I see what the Olympic lifters and Crossfitters in our group are up to.  But I changed my mind.  Early in August I renovated/replaced the...

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White Water vs. Lazy River

White Water vs. Lazy River

I feel like my life shifts drastically between being a lazy river where I'm drifting along with a cold drink in my hand and soaking in all the good things in life and then other days where I'm being rocketed down a Class 5 set of rapids holding on for dear life and...

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Italian Dreams

Italian Dreams

Well, now.  Day 1.5 of shingles virus "recovery". No run this morning.  Right now, I'm happy to put my feet up.  I really was dragging myself through every mile the past 7 days and that completely sucks the fun out of running.  What is a trail runner to do when she...

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Slip ‘N’ Slide

Slip ‘N’ Slide

I  loved the slip 'n' slide every summer in our yard.  We couldn't use it a lot because we lived in the country with our own well water and it was an old well.  My dad was very water conscious and was constantly worried the poor old well would run dry.  Which it did...

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Kicking Off Summer Perfectly

Trail running is the zen in my life right next to gardening, specifically growing vegetables.  For the past week I've been blessed with the time and good weather to do both activities.  I might be exhausted but no one ever died and said "I wish I had slept more". ...

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