Category Archives: Running Shoes

First Run

Recently, during a conversation about running, I mentioned that I had cut back my workouts because I was suffering from shin splints. A well-intentioned person proceeded to give me all kinds of advice on how to overcome this challenge. I … Continue reading

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My Dog for a Morning

My love of all things furry began when my family got a dog. I was three years old. Her name was Heidi and I loved her instantly. After the first night Heidi spent at our house, my mother went to … Continue reading

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A Geologic Instant

Fall had already come at 9,000 feet elevation. As I stepped outside, closing the hotel room door softly behind me, the cold bit at my bare legs and I couldn’t have stopped them from running even if I’d wanted to. … Continue reading

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Attacked

I have always loved animals. I spent my childhood begging my parents for pets and I envied every dog, cat, hamster, bunny, guinea pig-owning friend I had. Now that I’m all grown up I still love every (furry) animal that comes … Continue reading

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A Search for Lava

Anyone who knows me has heard me “geek-out” about rocks. And 90% of those people have rolled their eyes when I tried to convince them that the absolute best major you can choose in college is to be a geologist. … Continue reading

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Miraculous Morning

Lately I have been struggling with feeling overwhelmed and lonely as if the whole world was resting on my shoulders, and as these types of feelings seem to wax and wane like the ocean tides, yesterday was a spring tide. … Continue reading

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Why Orion

Each October, early in the morning, when the dawn is still too far away to have dulled the glory of night, Orion and his dog watch over the world as I slip on my running shoes, quietly step out the … Continue reading

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