Author Archives: wfig

About wfig

Longtime horsewoman and hiker, occasional world traveler and professional biologist.

Boston 2013

Boston, you are in my prayers tonight.     Advertisements

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Running Moments

In no particular order, some of my favorite running moments from the last year: Hearing someone use an actual bugle to play the ‘call to post’ (normally heard to start horse races) during the Fargo Marathon. Running downhill to the … Continue reading

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Let the River Run

South Platte Half Marathon – Littleton, CO 4/7/13 This is a great spring race from Downtown Littleton, north along the South Platte River, into Denver.  After a two mile loop around the town, there is a 10 mile stretch of … Continue reading

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The Highs and Lows of Hilo

Hilo Marathon – Hilo, Hawaii, March 17, 2013 First tropical marathon. First trip to Hawaii. First time training aboard a cruise ship… Where to possibly begin?  This isn’t a travel blog and in any case I believe a place like … Continue reading

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So… it looks like you are doing some traveling.

Yeah.  Ok – remember that whole competitive thing?  Yeah.  Well… there’s this running club called 50 States & DC Marathon Group USA.  It seemed like a plan – I’m needing to run long distances to get in shape to run … Continue reading

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Running Road Trip #2

So, I’m waiting with close to 10,000 other people for the start of the GoFargo Charity 5 k. At 95 degrees and a light 24 mph wind, I’m glad this is short. Let me just say – the locals love … Continue reading

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Running Road Trip!

And the next race up: Fargo Marathon in Fargo, North Dakota. I’ll admit I haven’t trained for it. I’ve been doing many things these last couple of months but running hasn’t featured heavily on the to do list. That’s ok … Continue reading

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The Dash of the Valkyries

We said we were going to do it… and we did!  The following post is by my mom regarding our rampage stroll through the Arizona battleground.  The weather was gorgeous, the crowd was big, the costumes were insane and I … Continue reading

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Race Coming Up! Arizona (Warrior Dash)

My mother and I are currently registered for the Warrior Dash in Florence, Arizona on April 28.  Yeah, this is it – the one the Valkyrie in Training has been focused on for the last 8 months.  As this has been a personal journey for … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day 5k

Races #8 for 2012 is checked off: the St. Patrick’s Day 5k in Brush, CO.  These races were a loop around the south edge of the town and into the county.  I’ve run parts of this course on my daily training runs and thought … Continue reading

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