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Feel Good Feet: How a Fit ID Can Improve Your Runs

Not all that long ago, I wrote in the pages of “Out There” that I had been wearing a single pair of green Superfeet running …

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Run Wild: Why Dogs Are The Ultimate Running Partner

I left for this morning’s run without my dog. She watched, old white paws up on the windowsill. “Bye, Em,” I said with a wave …

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More Than Steps: Exercising with a Garmin Running Watch

I’m in a new relationship, and it’s complicated. My husband surprised me with a Garmin running watch a couple of weeks ago, a splurge for …

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Bloomsday: Love of a Hometown Race

Is it an adult rite of passage to start disliking crowds? Maybe it’s just an introvert thing. In any case, well into my 30s, I’ve …

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When Running Loses That Loving Feeling

  This morning’s run was not good. I knew it wouldn’t be when last night I was already trying to talk myself out of it. …

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Photo of Ragged Ridge by Dave Dutro.

Fall Trail Favorites

Warm weather and longer days make summer a favorite time to run for most people, but I love fall running. Fall colors bring out the …

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Run Wild, Spokane: The Makings of a Trail Running Town

Located in the sweet spot between the Cascades and the Selkirk mountains, Spokane’s surrounding region hosts thousands of acres of public lands with hundreds of …

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Fat Ass Runs: A Brief History

In spring 2012, I had raced a couple of trail runs on the west side, and I wanted to bring that energy to the Inland …

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Dressing for Winter Running

Feel that winter chill in the air? Like many, I run on trails year-round, and I adjust my clothing and gear with the weather. Some …

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Trail Running Nutrition

What do you eat during a long trail run? I get asked this question quite often and it’s a pretty loaded question. What works for …

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