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Month: October 2014

Happy Birthday to Me! ?>

Happy Birthday to Me!

  To celebrate my birthday this year the only thing I wanted to do was to run my age. Oh, and eat cake. When I posted on Facebook this past weekend that I planned to run 31 miles to celebrate turning 31 years old, my mom commented that after my run I should eat 31 pieces of cake! I promptly revised my birthday goals to include this suggestion. Unfortunately, I did NOT meet my cake quota (though so far I’ve…

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Siblings Weekend in Minneapolis ?>

Siblings Weekend in Minneapolis

  Sarah and Jared are expecting their first baby any day now, so I went out to Minneapolis this past weekend to visit them, hoping to be there for the birth of my nephew! Alas, it was not meant to be, but since Hannah and Lucky were there as well, we made the most of the rare chance to all be together! And of course whenever we get together, you know there is going to be a fair amount of…

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The Presidential Traverse ?>

The Presidential Traverse

  Hiking the Presidential Traverse in the White Mountains was hands-down the most amazing experience I’ve ever had, and I am still in awe. I feel completely incapable of finding the words to express how beautiful and special those mountains are, so I’m hoping that my pictures will do the job for me. For those who don’t know, the Presidential Traverse is a one-way trek across the summits of the Presidential Range. There are 9 mountains, all in excess of…

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Joe English Twilight Challenge Race Recap ?>

Joe English Twilight Challenge Race Recap

  So I did something kind of crazy last weekend: for the first time ever I showed up to run an ultra without any prior planning or preparation whatsoever. Well, ok, I was sort of half-planning on doing it for a week or two ahead of time, but I didn’t make the final decision until about 3 hours before the race started, and then I just threw my running gear in the car and headed out! I don’t usually fly…

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