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Kristen the Crafty Runner
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I like running and crafting.
I like running and crafting.

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DogWood Canyon 50k
I was pretty excited for this race.  Sometimes you just need to run 30+ miles to get yourself back in the right mental state.  It was a quick trip but friends were going and I got to skip the weekend shit ( I mean shifts)  at work.    Dogwood Canyon was put...

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That Time I Got Poison Oak
That time I got poison oak, ivy, sumac or something of that nature. It was 4ish weeks ago.  I have been outdoors plenty in my 38 years and never once have I gotten a rash from a poisoned weed. I went out to this well traveled trail that I don't frequent  of...

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Rock Bridge Revenge Race Report: I Ran A Little Extra
 Apparently Rock Bridge Revenge was closer to 30 miles but since I can't follow directions I added a few miles on. Originally I had planned on making the drive from Kansas City to Columbia the night before but that didn't work out so instead I was up at 3:4...

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How To Spectate A First Time Marathoner
T J (boyfriend) ran his first marathon last weekend at Twin Cities.  I went along to watch the big event. Since I wait tables I am expected to work weekend shifts.  I  have to carefully balance my requests off with keeping the good shifts at work.  Luckily ...

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How Waitressing Prepares You To Run Ultras
Unfortunately I have to have a real job since people expect me to pay bills and stuff.  There has been talk of moving to a cave with some running friends and avoiding the bill stuff but I suppose a cave presents its own problems.  So I try to find ways my j...

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William Landahl Park
Landahl park was one of the first trail parks I learned   of in the area after running my 1st trail race in 2012 and have spent many miles there since.   Back in 2012 I ran my first trail race over on the Kansas side of KC at WYCO.  It has lovely mountain b...

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Wallace State Park Run
State Parks are pretty cool, Wallace is a little one up by Cameron, MO.  Last month my daughter had spent a couple days with my aunt in Cameron so when I went to pick her up I figured I needed to make a stop.  Wallace is about an hour drive right off of HWY...
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