Author Archives: Dawn Whiting

Adventure run


So, I actually wrote this four weeks ago and realized a few days ago I never posted it. Whoops. One of my favorite things to do when I get to a new place is to just take off for a … Continue reading

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Katsuren Castle Ruins and a Run on Farm Roads


I had a great weekend. Now, if you were one of the people I spoke to yesterday when I was so very homesick you would never know that, but it’s true. I blame my family and friends for the homesickness. … Continue reading

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Foodie Weekend!


I had some awesome food this weekend. Probably a little too much of it, but I couldn’t help myself. It was just so good. Luckily I knew this was coming, so I was prepared to earn it. Saturday morning started with … Continue reading

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Running Myself Happy


Despite my best efforts, the inevitable happened on Friday…I got pouty. I didn’t have a great day – not bad, just not very good – and I was lonely. I’ve met a lot of great people here already, but I … Continue reading

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Afternoon Trip to Onna, Okinawa


Today was absolutely beautiful here in Okinawa, mostly sunny with temps around 70 degrees, so I decided to head out for my first Japan adventure that didn’t involve food! I chose Onna as my destination because it is relatively close, … Continue reading

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Adventures in Okinawa – Part 1


I am finally in Okinawa after a long, but blessedly uneventful, trip! Day 1 consisted of getting to Seattle, which turned out to be the most difficult part thanks to nasty weather up and down the east coast. Once I … Continue reading

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Bel Monte 50K Recap


The 2015 Bel Monte 50K was my second ultramarathon, and I went into it with a fair amount of confidence. Even though I hadn’t gotten as many miles in as I would have liked, my long runs were strong, I … Continue reading

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Relatively healthy drink for the holidays!


A pomegranate and lime light white wine spritzer for when we want to keep it classy…I don’t think any of us need help on the days we don’t… 😉  

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Inspiration is temporary; dedication is forever


I hear a lot of people say they are looking for inspiration or motivation; whether to eat better, exercise more or both. I think “inspiration” as we currently view it is a myth, one which I am probably guilty of … Continue reading

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Be thankful…


It’s too easy to lose perspective. We are truly blessed. Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Things to Be Thankful For Be thankful for the clothes that fit a little too tightly, because it means you have enough to eat. Be thankful for … Continue reading

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