Weekly Roundup 8.9.12

Yeehaw! We had a great week!

This week’s cowgirl wisdom: “Every trail has some puddles.”

Last weekend I let the cats out of the bag. That is, I’m easily fascinated by simple things! If you’ve ever been annoyed by tying and untying shoelaces check this out: The Big Duh: Speed Laces!

It’s nice to start the week off by doing good for others, and Rosemary and Mint did just that!

Rosemary shared the inspirational story of Meggie Feran, a runner who has recently recovered from eating disorder: Choose Recovery, Choose Life: An Inside Look at Eating Disorders

Mint gave some insight on Giving Back: Blood Donation Alternatives for Runners. Even if you can’t give, you can help!

Ginger is getting all dreamy, thinking she could become a pro runner.  You know what? She could! It’s a long road from here to there but girl, Sometimes You Gotta Dream Big!

On the other side of the spectrum, Paprika has been doubting herself: Am I Born To Run? A Runner’s Fear of the Fifty Miler.  Do you think she can do it?

Wednesday was Burning-River-Palooza!  We celebrated Clove’s most recent 100-mile achievement by releasing her amazing race report in installments (that coincided with the times she came in at different aid stations – neato!)  Check out Salty’s intro: Clove’s Burning River 100 Mile Race Report.  There you will find links to each installment, a post from Salty’s spectator perspective, and see a full map of the 2012 Burning River 100 course–the only one on the Internet, since I had to make it myself!

To cap off the Burning River fun, Pepper shares her own Burning River experience Captaining an Ultrarunning Aid Station! Man, there’s a lot that goes into making sure every runner’s day (and night) goes smoothly!

Leave it to me to not let a week go by without talking about science!  I’ve been wanting for a while to have A Real Conversation about Unreal Food with you guys, and there’s been a lot of press lately about how science is beginning to back up my opinion that unnatural stuff just can’t be good for us.

Sassafras is honoring Five Women Who Blazed the (Running) Trail, sharing the stories of 5 amazing women runners who helped change the story of the sport!

And Salty Reader Debra S. won Comment of the Week… for the second time!  Go Debra!



Cinnamon made Salty Running, takes lots of pictures and drinks lots of coffee. By day she's a camera assistant for films and tv in New York, and by night she's on a quest for zen in the 10k. Her writing is a mix of satirical humor, finding wholeness as an average runner, cheering for runners at all paces and more.

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