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Race Preview: 2015 Pints to Pasta 10K and Half Marathon

August 2015

Les Schwab’s Hood To Coast Race Series presents their always popular Pints to Past 10k walk/run, with the addition of a half marathon. The race is set for Sunday, September 13 with the half starting at 7:30 a.m. and the 10k starting at 8 a.m. If you hurry now, you can still register for both […]

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2015 Race Recap – Red, White, & Blues 10K

July 2015

I have taken a step back on running this summer and have been concentrating instead on getting at least 10,000 steps a day according to my fitbit. However, I signed up for my 2nd half marathon. Eek! My goal when I started running was to finish a half marathon. Click here to read more!

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Fitness Friday: Training for the Helvetia Half Marathon

June 2015

Tomorrow’s the big day. It’s the day I’ve been training for for the past 2 and a half month and the race I’ve been meaning to run the past 2 and a half years. I will be running the Helvetia Half marathon in Hillsboro, OR. Since having kids and moving to Portland, I haven’t taken […]

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A Patriotic Site To See

November 2014

The race was great!  I usually do not enjoy loops, but this was a nice one because of the view of the military base.  It’s something you never get to see, I got to check out all of the tanks and all of the different types of buildings.  Running through such amazing scenery, while also […]

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The Best Part of the Crawfish Festival

September 2014

What a fun and unique race!  By combining two awesome gatherings – the annual Tualatin Crawfish Festival and the Crawfish Crawl 5k/10k/Half Marathon, I had the opportunity to walk with two friends in the fast, all paved (no cars) bike path course, over a river in the lush, green Tualatin Park.  Though it was a […]

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Fantastic Red White & Blues!

September 2014

What a fantastic time, to be able to experience the joyful Americana race vibe in the inaugural Red White & Blues 5k/10k run and walk in downtown Portland!  During the Fourth of July holiday week, it felt triumphant and redeeming to be able to celebrate a healthful running outlet like this with my husband and […]

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From Iowa With Love For HTC Volunteers

September 2014

Dear Friends at Hood To Coast I’m a 30-year-plus runner, but 2014 was my first ever Hood To Coast and I came all the way from Iowa to run it.  It was epic, a hundred times better than my teammates advertised.   The purpose of this note is to thank the thousands of volunteers for their incredible […]

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My 2014 Helvetia Half Marathon

September 2014

I had a great experience running in the Helvetia Half Marathon. From the packet pick-up to the post race festivities, it was put together very well. Packet pickup was at Dicks Sporting Goods and it was a breeze to get in and out. It was convenient, because I was able to get last minute items, […]

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Proud Mayor of Tualatin

August 2014

With our new format and expanded days the 2014 Tualatin Crawfish was perhaps the best yet.  More than 15,000 over three days enjoyed the 64th annual festival last weekend.  Friday night was the kick off with the Iron Chef Mystery Box competition of crawfish dishes which was followed with great food carts and music on […]

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HELVETIA

July 2014

Hills…you learn to love them, for the challenge, and reward they provide in a fast downhill recovery! Everyone coming together to enjoy what’s annually voted as the Best Half Marathon in Oregon! Loyalty…once you’ve run or walked in Helvetia, you’ll be back again next year, trust me! Views of the breathtaking, scenic, rolling farmland and […]

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