Author: firebirdrunning

A snow run poem.

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 I am dealing with the cost To wake a motivation lost. A simple choice, a habit, and then I find the strength to rise again.…

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Unmotivated

Unmotivated

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 we will find our way and new strength. The day I learned that very lesson was one of the most pivotal moments in my running. I was…

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Leaping Into The New Year

Leaping Into The New Year

I can’t deny that 2017 has had it’s ups and downs. It was started with me finally achieving my goal of sub-three hour marathon and a marathon win. I then shifted my focus toward training for and racing the Gorge Waterfalls 100k. I got hurt a month before but I raced anyway and did well.…

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Hayden Marathon

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 it in. I have been plagued with fatigue, a bad stomach and bloody noses. So, going into a marathon with little…

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Ultra Energy Cookie Recipe

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 flour  Let’s start with the filling.  Juice your oranges then combine the juice with the chia seeds. This will soften your…

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A Fresh Start

A Fresh Start

This year was marked with 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 am finally here, settled and for those who don’t already know, I started a new job working at the local Fleet Fleet.…

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2018 Race Calendar

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 am very excited to run this race after a full winter of training. Not that I will be competing with elites…

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In The Land Of Waterfalls

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 foot than the other. It has been miles since I have broke into a run and there are still four to…

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Dreams Of A Trail Runner

Dreams Of A Trail Runner

As many of us do on our runs, I have dreamed about running all those races you hear about.  The ones you hear all the stories and legends about of the great adventures from both your best friends and in the pages of your favorite magazines. There are endless tales of all the challenging courses…

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Year to remember 

Year to remember 

 I have had a year to remember. I could not have asked for a better one. From the start I wanted to challenge myself. This year I wanted to really experience the ultra distances. I have long decided since my tough time at the Siskyou Outback 50 miler that I would try for the distance…

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One Way To Avoid Cramping

One Way To Avoid Cramping

As many a runner would tell you, we sometimes have races where our legs just cramp on us and we don’t know why. There are many things that can cause your legs to cramp; such as bad training, poor pacing, or running out of fuel, just to name a few. Although the cause is different for everyone, I…

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Thanksgiving Day Special

Thanksgiving Day Special

There are many things that I am thankful for. And once a year comes a day when we celebrate and show how grateful we are for everything and everyone in our lives. For the last six years, I have started out this Thanksgiving by running our local Turkey Trot. This is probably one of my most…

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Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday

The one time I was in the news (four years ago) … training for my 2nd marathon in November of 2012. Winter Storm Slams The Northstate (Note: “My friend” that was mentioned in the article was my brother, Jacob.)