by firebirdrunning | 8:23 pm

Hayden Marathon, Run Like Not Finishing was Never a Question.

 When we step onto that starting line, being so far from where we started, it is no longer a question “Can we make it around the lake?” But “How much fun can we have doing

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by firebirdrunning | 4:48 pm


If it doesn’t Challenge you, it doesn’t Change you. To me, this may be the race I have been the most challenged to finish. To start, I was under-trained for the hills but still

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by firebirdrunning | 10:42 am


Should I even attempt this totally random attempt at inspiration? After all, I am not the most disciplined person, my running at this point might as well be attributed to the work I put in a while ago. My writing

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by firebirdrunning | 5:41 pm

BigHorn Mountain 100 Miler

Did I ever doubt I would finish? NO! Did I ever want to quit? YES!  Patience! One thing I learned over the years is that this is the real difference between a runner and an

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by firebirdrunning | 1:02 pm

Local Firefighter Sets To Attempt a World-Record Run In Full Fire Gear

Sandpoint volunteer firefighter and ultra-marathon runner Gwen LeTutour teams up with newly formed local charity Plant-Positive in an attempt to set a world-record on April 28th, 2018: *In an effort to raise awareness about

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by firebirdrunning | 5:55 pm

A snow run poem

Shall I go into the cold,   And find my heart in a place untold.   My feet follow a path I set   As if by movement my fate is met.   Today

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by firebirdrunning | 10:12 pm


At any moment, we can lose sight of everything we worked so hard for and want to give up completely. I learned so long as you keep moving, you will find your way and

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by firebirdrunning | 9:02 pm

Leaping Into The New Year

I can’t deny that 2017 has had its ups and downs. It was started with me finally achieving my goal of a sub-three-hour marathon and a marathon win. I then shifted my focus toward

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by firebirdrunning | 10:45 am


THE DAWN OF ENDURANCE SPORTS: PART 1 Ultrarunning. A sport where your mind takes over and body tries to hold on. Running a distance most say “I don’t even like to drive that far.”

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by firebirdrunning | 8:41 pm

Hayden Marathon

When I go into a marathon, I have a mixed set of emotions. This comes from having many experiences; from having it all come together, to blowing up, and straining my leg and walking

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by firebirdrunning | 1:54 pm

Ultra Energy Cookie Recipe

Ultra energy cookies filling 1 cup of dried cranberries diced 1/3 cup of orange juice (2 oranges) 2 tablespoons of lemon juice 2 tablespoons of sugar 2 tablespoons of Chia seeds 2 tablespoons of

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by firebirdrunning | 9:37 am

Why am I drawn to running?

  There is a desire in all of us to reach high. Look towards a difficult road and decide it’s worth it to travel to the end.  Success: we all feel and define it differently. 

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by firebirdrunning | 6:35 pm

A Fresh Start

This year was marked by a big journey. In the spring, directly after the Gorge Waterfalls 100k, I moved to CDA Idaho. Which was a much bigger process than I ever imagined? But I

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by firebirdrunning | 8:44 am

2018 Race Calendar

Hayden Lake Marathon: October 14th, 2017 This will be my first race back in the game after our move to the Pacific North West. Result 2nd place 3:02:43  Chuckanut 50k: Mar 17, 2018 I

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by firebirdrunning | 2:48 pm

In The Land Of Waterfalls

“You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage and with the best that you have to give.” Eleanor Roosevelt.  Breathing heavily,  I was just lifting one

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