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Birthday, Bonsai, and Beaches
A Post and Photographic Journey by Apryle Craig Zach & I at Rhododendron Garden This weekend, Zach and I set out for an easy 8-mile run out our back door on Cougar Mountain. It was a nice morning and the miles rolled off easily and quickly found ourselves 1...

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Chuckanut 50K
Chuckanut 50K Map In regards to the SAID principle, conditions could not have
been more perfect for the Chuckanut 50K. My body had adapted to a specific
weather pattern – 40 degrees and rainy. The perpetual cloud that has descended
upon western Washington t...

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Peru Part 5: Miraflores & Los Pantanos de Villa
Inca Tern To finish out our great Peru adventure, Apryle and I decided
to relax in the ocean-front capital city. After a 600 kilometer overnight bus
ride we arrived at the bus stop rested and ready to take a taxi to Miraflores. Based
on advice from our frie...

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Peru Part 4: Cordillera Huayhuash & Cordillera Blanca
Hiking near Rondoy Pass The decision to honeymoon
in Peru was due in large part to Machu Picchu; however, after reading into the
various mountain treks in the country, Apryle and I quickly became engrossed in
planning other adventures. After ample research ...

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The good the bad and the ugly; Most memorable Long Runs/Hikes
Highschool 3200m in Fostoria, OH I have been running since March 2005, when my basketball coach convinced me to run track. It did not take long until I was hooked, running everyday and pushing my body to the limit. However, it was not until August 2011 that...

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West Seattle Beach 50K & January Training
West Seattle Beach 50K Contrary to my high school and college competitive running
days, when I raced two or three times a week; my ultra distance schedule has
been characterized by five or six races a year. Which makes this three week turn
around between Br...

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Peru Part 3: Machu Picchu
By: Apryle Craig Machu Picchu To get to Machu Picchu, we could either take a tour bus (costs $) or hike (free). The tour buses drive a switchback road and the hiker route cuts the switchbacks, following a steep and relentless staircase built by the Incas. B...

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Bridle Trails 50K and the move back to the Westside
January Lead Up Rainier from Union Bay Loop Apryle and I rang in the
new year unpacking our moving truck at our new home in Newcastle, WA. Newcastle
is a small town situated between Bellevue to the north and Renton to the south
and is bookended by Lake Wash...

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2016 Review
Illaca Lake, Peru This post highlights the
statistics of 2016; not necessarily the most riveting read, but if you are into
numbers you might find it interesting. I have included my main areas of
record keeping – running mileage, time, and vertical gain. Fur...
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