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Winter Vinecki - Running the Trails of Chinggis Khaan

Running the Trails of Chinggis Khaan

I spent a week in August in a Ger, the Mongolian term for a Russian yurt, in remote northern Mongolia. Morning views were of the sunrise over Lake Hovsgol, the “Mother Lake,” with the reflection of the distant mountains painted across the still water.…

August 28, 2013

The Red Tent

If your race is going well, you probably don’t even notice the red tents along the way. Filled with cheering, expectant volunteers often wearing red, they are tucked in separate from water or GU stations, right along the path every few miles, especially near…

July 15, 2013

What Becomes a Legend Most?

It’s easy to spot Nikki Kimball in a crowd, even in a crowd of super-fit runners. Her auburn hair is unruly, her pale skin wallpapered in freckles. She’s boisterous, laughs easily, and loudly.  Nikki Kimball is super-fit, but also sturdy, solid, and short. Her…

July 12, 2013
Ronnie Bower

One Run at a Time

In April of this year, we were honored to host a Mother’s Day Contest for All Mothering Spirits. One of the five winners, Ronnie Bower, instantly touched us with her goal to train for and run a marathon so her son could see her…

July 10, 2013

Six Ways to Improve Your Running by Not Running

I remember I was working at a gym. A lanky couple came in inquiring about membership. I was going to give them a tour when they said, “We just want to know how many treadmills you have.” So I told them and proceeded to…

July 8, 2013

Do Not Look Up!

I’m gonna be honest. It makes me sad when people tell me they won’t go on a certain run/ride or enter an event because it’s too “hilly.” I hear way too often, “I hate hills!” I can’t begin to explain what goes on in…

June 17, 2013
Sandy Sanders - Obstacle Run Fun

Obstacle Running Fun

Obstacle Running – Leaping Fun times in Multiple Bounds Ok, what if I told you that you could get a spa mud treatment, knock out an AWESOME workout, relive the fun of childhood, AND walk away feeling like the badarse you are, ready to…

April 24, 2013
Boston 04-15-13
Musings & Meditations Run

Boston 04-15-13

The years I don’t go, it feels like I’m missing a party. I get texts and emails and photos in the weeks and days before the race. I get invitations to gatherings and receptions. I feel left out. And then, on race day, I…

April 17, 2013
Antarctica Marathon 2013 - Winter Vinecki

A World Record in Antarctica, and Much More

THE JOURNEY BEGINS They say the Drake Passage has the roughest seas in the world. Today’s 60-knot winds and 35-foot waves reassured us of that fact. We clung to items being thrown across the ship and struggled to keep our footing. Somehow it seems…

April 10, 2013