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Searching for my soul.

September 8, 2017 | Racing | No comment

And just like that, I’m back home. Back to routine and back to real life. But I’m not fully present. Part of me is still wandering the trails in Chamonix. A ghost, floating in the dark mist and searching for my soul. Lost somewhere amongst the sharp peaks of the Mt. Blanc mastiff. The Aftermath…. read more »

At the end of my 33rd year…. Confidence

August 21, 2017 | My year in review, Recent Musings | 3 comments

Every year, on my anniversary of being on this planet, I like to reflect on my past year. Lessons learned, major breakthroughs, opportunities for personal growth, love, and so forth…..these things have shaped me into who I am today. I think of myself as a dynamic being; continuously growing and changing to meet the challenges… read more »

An Ode to Suffering

July 16, 2017 | Recent Musings, Things that matter | No comment

An Ode to Suffering. Haiku style.   Anticipation Still and dark, the hazy glow As focus ensues   The day unfolds, yet not with ease, the doubt seeps in And clouds the mind grey   The body follows suit, and soon all is shattered, tiny pieces fall   Yet they pursue, the Reason unknown, except… read more »

When you bonk you make strawberry donuts

June 4, 2017 | Recipes, Treats | 4 comments

After a failed run yesterday, I slept in and decided to bake something delicious. DONUTS! I’ve been pushing hard to prepare for Western States and my body decided it needed a break. So I indulged. With race day just about two weeks out, these are the days that make a difference. Anyway. DONUTS. The genius… read more »

Luck O’ The Irish

March 10, 2017 | Recipes, Treats | No comment

  Taste the rainbow…. Is there anything that better conjures up childhood dreams of leprechauns, rainbows, and a magical fairyland than a bowl of sugary marshmallow cereal?? Lucky Charms were a rare occurrence in the Howe household, but I do remember a couple blissful mornings of a marshmallow induced sugar coma. So worth it. I like to… read more »

My Friends at Kahtoola

February 27, 2017 | Racing | No comment

In January 2016, despite having a very recent Achilles surgery, Danny Giovale, founder of Kahtoola, signed me to the team. That’s the thing about Danny, he is quite possibly the most caring and generous human being I’ve ever met. Not many individuals would willingly begin a partnership with an injured athlete, especially one who wouldn’t… read more »

Run + Brunch

January 1, 2017 | Breakfast, Recipes, Uncategorized | No comment

SAYONARA 2016! I can’t say I’ll miss you. At all. What a year….. I AM really looking forward to running, cooking, traveling, friends, and adventures in 2017. I’ve already got quite a few plans on the horizon 🙂 But first, brunch. To start off on the right foot (hehe), we started the year with a… read more »

Things That Matter

November 11, 2016 | Things that matter | 3 comments

People matter. Black lives matter. Minorities matter. Refugees matter. Women matter. LGBT matter. Human beings matter. I had a new post written to share about a race I just completed. But now it seems so trivial to be talking about running. There are bigger things on my mind. On everyone’s mind. Heavy. Nothing has really changed…. read more »

Hey, I ran a race!

November 11, 2016 | Racing | No comment

Elk-King’s Traverse 50k Oh that felt good! Well, actually not, but it felt amazing to be able to run 31 miles again! I am so thankful my body is capable of this again. It’s been a long time. A really, really long time. The last time I toed the line was UTMB, and it did not go… read more »

Baked Chocolate Donuts

October 6, 2016 | Breakfast, Recipes, Snacks, Treats, Uncategorized | 2 comments

Sick days are no fun. But, they are better when you make donuts!…. and eat almost all of them in one sitting. Ooops. I’m not going to claim these baked donuts are as tasty as their fried counterparts,  but they are pretty easy to whip up without the mess of trying to make a deep fryer in… read more »