Story of a Runner

Mid-twenties living in Portland. Runner. Love yoga. Getting married summer 2014. Freelance writer/blogger. Vegetarian. Love to dance. Crazy case of wanderlust. Hopelessly addicted to coffee.

Trail of Ten Falls : Silver Falls State Park

This past weekend Alex and I went on a semi-impromptu hiking adventure about an hour and a half south to Silver Falls State Park to hike the 8.7-mile loop of the Canyon Trail or Trail of Ten Falls, which as you can guess by the name, is a waterfall hike.

Trail of Ten Falls - Silver Falls State Park

There’s not much I can say about this hike except HOLY GORGEOUS! The Silver Falls State Park is the largest state park in Oregon located just…

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I don’t think I’ll ever stop being in awe of the trees around here (at Silver Falls State Park)

I don’t think I’ll ever stop being in awe of the trees around here (at Silver Falls State Park)

Retrograde

The concept of Retrograde has followed me for the past six years, occasionally brushing up against me if I pause for long enough, taking my breath away and forcing me to accidentally grasp onto a greater understanding of myself as I try to catch it again.

I took a Philosophy of Science class my sophomore year of college, which always surprises me when I remember it because the majority of my…

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My fiancé runs out to the grocery store on weekend mornings to make me fancy breakfast. I think I’ll keep him.

My fiancé runs out to the grocery store on weekend mornings to make me fancy breakfast. I think I’ll keep him.

A #selfie is an expression of self-love, a desire to capture the moments when you feel most comfortable in your own skin.

A #selfie is an expression of self-love, a desire to capture the moments when you feel most comfortable in your own skin.

Shamrock Run Portland 2014 and How the Oatmeal Made Me Cry into My Morning Coffee

You may remember that I posted a pretty extravagant goal to run 2014 miles in 2014. Of course major milage increase makes you seriously prone to injuries, and guess what friends, this runner was sideswiped by runner’s knee. Or maybe something else…it had seriously bothered me during a large chunk of the Camino this past summer, but either way, I had to step back and seriously consider my goals.

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In This Moment

It’s been awhile since I’ve written an In This Moment, and while maybe writing one every week is a bit much, taking the time for the occasional update is a perfect way to capture all the little details that don’t quite qualify for full-blown blog posts, so here are some things that have been happening lately…

Portland Timbers Soccer

Two weekends ago, Alex and I went to our first Portland Timbers soccer game! It was the…

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Had to drop the 15K because my knee is not having it, but excited for the @shamrockpdx run all the same! (I’ll come back next year for my medal) #running #runportland #runpdx #runchat #shamrock

Had to drop the 15K because my knee is not having it, but excited for the @shamrockpdx run all the same! (I’ll come back next year for my medal) #running #runportland #runpdx #runchat #shamrock

All the trees in Portland are in glorious spring bloom!

All the trees in Portland are in glorious spring bloom!