Posts filed under: Guest Contributors

Reventure: Through Life and the Starting Line

by Jeanette Dunlap The night before dinner. The waking up at the crack of dawn. The nerves. The getting dressed to go meet with more people who are up early...
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Nourishing My Body Through Running

by Amelia Hagen-Dillon   I wanted to be a runner for years (before I started calling myself one), but was never sure how to go about becoming a one. I...
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Reading, Writing, Running: Lessons from the Trails to the Classroom

by Lisa Perky Today, (Today that I am writing, not Today that you are reading) DeVos was confirmed as our Secretary of Education. As a public school teacher in an...
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Where to Run: Iowa City, Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa By: Kelly Teeselink I live in Iowa. I know you think Iowa is flat and that we grow potatoes, but neither is true! Well, ok, parts of...
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Kicking Up Dirt

by Amor McGahie Trail running for me will be like guacamole for my son. Once he finally gives in and tries it, he’ll love it and never understand why it...
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Backcountry Bumble: Lessons Learned and Shared

by Taylor White   When setting out for a day in the wilderness, you are always filled with excitement and anticipation and never expect the worst case scenario.  We’ve all...
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Failure is Success

by Steph Imig To what extent does our past define us? Do our memories tell a story with a consistent plot line, or are there inexplicable leaps, twists and turns?...
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Hormones: Run in the Know

by Deborah Dzurinko We have all been there…you meticulously plan race day to the very last detail, only to wake up the day before, or even *gasp* the day of,...
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Female Athlete Triad, or Not?

by Jill Puleo I sat on an examining table in front of the bespectacled doctor with close-cropped grey hair. She was blinking at me, unable to answer the question that...
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The Solo Sunrise Run

by  Laura Overton The awful clanking sounds coming from my kitchen wake me as the coffee maker groans to life. It’s five in the morning, and the pre-dawn sky is...
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Taking Risks & Doing it All

by Jenni Hulburt What if we couldn’t tell the difference between the perfect adventure and our every day life? It really depends on how you define “adventure,” because it could...
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