When you’re approaching mud on the trail, what do you do? Leave No Trace principals and trail etiquette

When the trail is wet and muddy When you're trail running and you come up on a mud puddle or muddy section, what do you do? Do you go around, stepping off of the trail to avoid it? Do you go through it? Do you leap over it? When people are asked this question, there … Continue reading When you’re approaching mud on the trail, what do you do? Leave No Trace principals and trail etiquette

“Finish Stronger”

Finish Stronger Mindset Coaching logo I came up with the name Finish Stronger Mindset Coaching (I am also the owner of Finish Stronger Counseling) from my experience and passion for running. To "finish stronger" means to end the session better than when it began. Whether it is a race, training session or a mindset coaching … Continue reading “Finish Stronger”

Strava

Let's connect on Strava! I started my account in April of 2021 to participate in Badwater 267 VR Elite, which was a virtual race where we had 16 days to complete 267 miles. Strava helped with verifying everyone's stats. I really didn't need another running social media account, this is similar to not needing another … Continue reading Strava

Pennsylvania’s Most Kickbutt Trails: 30 plus miles long, lots of vert, and mostly dirt

PA trails: 30 plus miles long, lots of vert, and mostly dirt Some of the trails are home to PA's toughest ultramarathons, like the Triple Crown, Laurel Highlands, and Oil Creek 100. The information that I found on the trails was from various state park websites, hiker blogs, and on All Trails. Gerard Hiking Trail, … Continue reading Pennsylvania’s Most Kickbutt Trails: 30 plus miles long, lots of vert, and mostly dirt

Twitter

Follow my tweets, no politics! Just running, mental health, and all of the <<positive vibes>> https://twitter.com/be_short

YouTube

My YouTube channel is full of short clips from running trails and ultramarathons. I also treat the channel like a vlog, sharing about more personal details along the way. "Like" the videos to help other runners find them and "subscribe," so that you can learn about what's going on in my neck of the woods. … Continue reading YouTube

The Connoquenessing Valley Heritage Trail

10.82 mile hike with my husband, Stephen, on the Connoquenessing Valley Heritage Trail in PA (10/11/2020). The Connoquenessing Valley Heritage Trail The 9 mile trail circles Harmony, Zelienople, and Jackson Township with sections winding near and some overlooking the Connoquenessing creek. There are also connecting trails and out-and-backs. The terrain varies. There is single track, … Continue reading The Connoquenessing Valley Heritage Trail

Mindfulness Walk Activity

Mindfulness and walking are highly beneficial to your mental health, especially when you do them routinely. Try combining them! Go on a walk. You can walk inside (yes, it still works) or outside, done alone, while walking the dog, or with another person. - just don't have a conversation with the other person while doing … Continue reading Mindfulness Walk Activity

Pinterest

My Pinterest boards are full of things that you will find helpful: Outdoor adventure information, hiking, trail running, ultra everything; Plants and gardening ideas for bringing the outdoors indoors; Making our outdoor space friendly towards bees, butterflies and other critters; Environmentally friendly; Children's outdoor; Vegan food; Jeep!; Faith; Quotes; Indoor gym; CrossFit; Rock, heavy rock, … Continue reading Pinterest