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Vanessa Runs

California M2N0B9
I'm Vanessa! I am an ultra marathoner, trail runner, and barefoot/minimalist runner. I am also a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and health writer. Follow my adventures at vanessaruns.com.
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Your Ultra Adventure with Grand Circle Trail Series by Vanessa Runs Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running vanessaruns : I am honored to have been chose as an Ultra Adventures Ambassador. Below is more info about a tremendous race series I am proud to support. In on ... Read on »
Endurance Running: The New Counseling for Couples? by Vanessa Runs Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running By Curt Davies There comes a time when couples will experience tension in their relationship. For some, relationship counseling may be beneficial; for others, not so ... Read on »
10 Non-Running Books for Your Athlete by Vanessa Runs Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running If you’re anything like me, you’ve been asked whether you’ve read / need to read / want to read / want to borrow the book Born to Run approximately one bajillion ti ... Read on »
5 Tips for Marathoning Over 30 by Vanessa Runs Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running By Curt Davies As your body begins to age, you may notice you aren’t as “able” to train as much as you were when you were in your 20s (or younger). That’s not t ... Read on »
When I Say Hobo, I Mean Hobo by Vanessa Runs Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Photo: Permanent Slab City resident “Granny” This month my friend Crista Scott wrote her first article for Trail Runner Magazine about the ten things she learne ... Read on »
2014 Javelina Jundred Race Report by Vanessa Runs Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running vanessaruns : So honored to have paced my girl Holly Miller to her second 100-mile finish at Javelina Jundred! Here’s her race report. Fingers crossed for West ... Read on »
4 Trail Beards You’ll Want to Fondle by Vanessa Runs Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running By Ethan Brown A beard in the ultra world is an authoritative tool utilized by many. It’s almost like the thought of running an ultra can spur the body into instanta ... Read on »
In Defense of Disney Princesses (Okay, just the Little Mermaid) by Vanessa Runs Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I didn’t grow up with Disney dolls. I was one of those lucky kids that grew up surrounded by books with free reign of the outdoors. I didn’t live on the glamorous side o ... Read on »
Trail Therapy: Why Movement Outdoors is a Game-Changer by Vanessa Runs Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running By Gigi Griffis About a year ago, I was having a full-on meltdown about my finances. I’d been scammed out of $350 and the whole thing sent me into a spiral of a ... Read on »
Funny Running Shirts Giveaway by Vanessa Runs Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running You know that favorite shirt you love so much that you wear all day, then to bed, then again the next day… for weeks on end without washing? No?… That’s just me, you ... Read on »
Your Dirtbag Hospitality Guide by Vanessa Runs Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Are you passionate about supporting your local dirtbags, but aren’t sure what exactly they need (other than a shower, obviously)? Worry no more! After three ... Read on »
9 Ultrarunning Norms You Can Break by Vanessa Runs Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running vanessaruns : I love this girl. If you don’t know Ash, you may want to give her a follow. In the meantime, be an out-of-the-box runner and start with this list ... Read on »
What’s it Like to Quit Your Job and Travel? by Vanessa Runs Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Two things happened recently to inspire this post: Shacky and I just hit our 50,000-mile mark of full-time travel and dirtbagging North America in our little ... Read on »
How a Road Runner Learned to Stop Fearing Snakes and Embrace Joy on the Trails by Vanessa Runs Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running By Gordon Harvey August in Alabama. The heat is unrelenting and the humidity unbearable. I was being dragged through the Talladega National Forest along the Pinhot ... Read on »
RACE SPOTLIGHT: Running Wild – The Polar Bear Marathon in Churchill by Vanessa Runs Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running  Photos and story by Birgit-Cathrin Duval Minus 41C wind chill (-41.8F) and a polar bear alert. Most ultrarunners worry about hitting the wall. If you’re ru ... Read on »
Two Women Beat All Teams at TransRockies Run by Vanessa Runs Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running We need more female role models in sports, and it looks like Magdalena Boulet and Caitlin Smith have stepped up to the plate. Together, they won the Women’s Open Di ... Read on »
Whitney Weekend Run Report: High on Life by Vanessa Runs Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Summit: Sunday, July 27, 2014 Elevation: 14,505 feet (highest point in the lower 48) Distance: 22 miles Time: 12 hours Summit Buddy: Robert Shackelfor ... Read on »
Caballo Blanco Documentary Run Free: A Call for Support by Vanessa Runs Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Photo: Luis Escobar A documentary about Caballo Blanco, his race, and his legend is in the works. We now have a chance to be a part of it. This is a story abo ... Read on »
Man vs Horse Race Entry Giveaway by Vanessa Runs Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Think you could you outrun a horse? Here’s your chance to find out! Throw your name in for a free entry to the Man vs Horse race in Inyokern, CA on October 11, 20 ... Read on »
San Diego 100 Race Report: Will Run for Ramen by Vanessa Runs Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Out of all the 100s I’ve run, I was the least confident going into the San Diego 100, and rightly so—I was vastly undertrained. Probably not as undertrained as my first ... Read on »