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Pete Lamonica, Inspirational Runner

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I first met Pete at the Seattle Green Lake Running Group, Tuesday evening run several months ago. I knew he was still new to running but I had no idea how new or how much he has changed his life. I heard him say in passing that he'd recently lost a bit of weight. I didn't think too much of it but then I noticed that Pete was getting faster and faster during his runs. I'm not talking just few seconds here and there, Pete has dropped minutes off his average pace! He has completely transformed over this year. I have really enjoyed watching him fall in love with running and be naturally awesome at it! Finally one day I decided I needed to know his story.  When did you realize that you needed to make a change in your life? I had just finished running a 1km leg of a 5km relay. I'd never run a race before, but when a friend invited me to participate in the Fremont Briefcase Relay, I thought that would be fun. I figured that even though I'd never run more than a mile in my l…

2017 Race Calendar

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April 9th - Gorge Waterfalls 50k 
Photo by Glenn Tachiyama Photography

May 20th - Sun Mountain 100k
July 22nd - SOB 50 Mile

September 23rd - Mountain Lakes 100
Potential Races Mt Si 50/50k April 23 Echo Valley 50k June 12

2017 Race Calendar

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May 20th - Sun Mountain 100k
September 23rd - Mountain Lakes 100

Finally a Part of Team Oiselle Volée!

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Welcome, Oiselle Teammates! All of us were attracted to this team for our own reasons. Maybe it was the community, the race singlet, a desire for inspiration, the free shipping :), or any number of things. The pathways to this email are as unique as the individuals reading it. And now, here we are. What now? How will the story of she become the story of we? Whether it's meeting other local runners, connecting online more broadly, or simply making a friend or two, the people we surround ourselves with weave into our beliefs of what we think is possible, and how we view ourselves and our potential. I hope that like me, you find that meeting another Volée for the first time never feels like the first time. That this team calls you up, opens you to receive inspiration, and compels you to let your light shine even brighter. On behalf of the team, we are so excited you are here. Yours, Lauren Fleshman I am so excited that I finally was able to apply for the team. They only have open regist…

The Beginning of Something Great!

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I have started making short videos sharing my journey into the deep unknown world of crazy long distance running.  This video hosts my big announcement! This shows where I am currently physically and where I need to go. This is just a fun after workout video. :D Current body measurements as of today! Weight: 155 Body fat %: 24.2 Water %: 52.5 Muscle: 40.2 Bone: 4.8 Neck: 12.5" Upper Arm: 11.5" Lower Arm: 9" Thigh: 24" Calf: 15.5"
Bust: 37.5"
Hips: 40.5 Waist: 30" Ribs: 31" Naval: 35" 
Keep on Running!

Hot Chocolate Season is Here!

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Hey Y'all! Just a friendly reminder that the Seattle Hot Chocolate 15k/5k is on the way! Use promo code: SEATTLESWAG5 at registration!  I love this race, it is just the right length and the chocolate is amazing! Come join in on the fun! Keep on Running!

Would you rent out your couch to complete strangers? AirBnB update 2

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Since my last post I have successfully had 4 guests stay with me! I never knew that my little couch would come in handy with paying the bills but here it is lending a helping cushion! What's even more shocking is that I am loving it! I have been blessed with extremely nice visitors. They have all been traveling for different reasons and are from all parts of the world. I have loved visiting with them and learning their stories, finding out what they are interested in seeing while in town, etc. 
This is what my current booking calendar looks like. I have just a few more people staying with me! I am booked solid until half way through November. I couldn't be happier! My rate is extremely low, which draws in a lot of people but that works for me. I could raise my rate but then I wouldn't have as many bookings, $2 or $3 dollars a night can make or break an AirBnB listing. I'd rather have more frequent guests at this point. Later when I want "me time" I will adju…

The Trail Running Film Festival - Seattle

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Imagine entering a room where all of your dreams are being stored, walk into the room and just pluck a dream from the shelf, open it up and dive into it. That's what The Trail Running Film Festival was for me. What's more, I don't think I have ever been surrounded by so many people that share the same  dreams and love for the mountains and running as I do. Instead of being afraid of running 100 miles of hell, they join in. Many in the audience completing more races and runs than I could dream of. I sat in a room of my idols as we watched people share their stories in film. We laughed that the same jokes and cried for the same losses. The unity of shared passions was overwhelmingly powerful.  I have held many dreams to myself, tentatively sharing tid bits here and there to my friends but this festival showed me it is silly to be afraid to go for the things that you love. Why not? What would I have to lose? After being surrounded by so many people who love crazy adventures as…

Orca Running 2017 Races are HERE!

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10% Discount!!! SKRH17 Registration is Open!Register now for your favorite 2017 Orca Running events and secure your spot before they sell out. You can take advantage of early bird pricing when you register now thru October 31, 2016.
Planning on registering for more than one 2017 Orca Running event? Check out theOrca Pass and race bundle offers for 2017.
Special early bird rates October 3-31st!Orca Running is back in 2017 with SEVEN great events for you! The line-up includes your favorites from 2016; plus our latest addition to the Orca Running family, the Birch Bay Road Race with 5K, 15K and 30K distances. Registration opens on Monday, October 3, 2017 at 7am PT -- except for the My Better Half Marathon, that one is already open! Check out the calendar below for all event details.  Orca Pass + Race Bundles -- Orca Running is offering a great bundled discount on our long distance run series. The Orca Pass includes registration for the Birch Bay 15KSnoqualmie Valley HalfIron Horse and t…