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Anchorage-area Earthquake – 7.0 Magnitude

Friday, November 30th, 2018 at 8:29 a.m. is a day and time I won't forget. A day I will remember for the rest of my life. I will talk about it, reminisce about it, and definitely recall how much anxiety it brought to everyone's lives here in Anchorage and the surrounding communities [Eagle River, The Valley (Wasilla, Palmer, Butte), Willow, Houston, Big Lake, Girdwood, and probably others I am leaving out]. I had gone for a 7 mile run that…

The Best Winter Running Gear

Here in Alaska, I easily spend 6 months of the year running in the cold/cool weather. I've lived in Alaska for 11 years now, and prior to that I lived in Minnesota, so I've never not run in a cold, snowy, icy, windy winter weather conditions. The coldest I've ever run in was a bitter cold, windy morning in Moorhead, Minnesota at -40*F. I sure wish that was a typo, but it is not--that's negative sign. I think I had…

Tuesday Tangents

This past weekend Craig and I--along with our friends Brittany and Jake--ran the Kenai River Marathon Relay. This has been a fall tradition for me for several years now. I haven't done it every year, but I did do it in 2009 (before I was blogging), 2010, 2011, 2014 (8 months pregnant), 2015, and now this year, which was my 6th time doing it. (In 2013 I ran the full marathon.) We had so much fun cheering, being support crew,…