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 | 5:55 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 | 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 | 8:17 pm

Dreams Of A Trail Runner

As many of us do on our runs, I have dreamed of running all those races you hear about.  The ones you hear all the stories and legends about of the great adventures from

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by firebirdrunning | 1:00 am

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.

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by firebirdrunning | 4:34 pm

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;

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by firebirdrunning | 9:20 am

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

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