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Sara Dierck  Designer, researcher, photographer, educator. --- I like both kinds of running.

It's nice to be back.

Port Gamble Heritage Park, WA

The best thing about being up before dawn on a Saturday.

Sluys Bakery, Poulsbo, WA

Office views.

KP, WA

Paisley Park, Chanhassen, MN

Twin Cities Marathon, Minneapolis, MN
--- The only time I've ever conservative is when I'm racing. Today I tried something different, and my go-out-fast race strategy backfired on me. No bonk, but I definitely hit the wall.
That said, they ain't lying by calling this the "most beautiful urban marathon in America," and it was truly special to have the best cheer squad ever meet me THREE TIMES along the way.

@barthdoesthings snapped a decent race photo of me and beers with the crew afterward at Surly were perfect.
Thanks @twincitiesinmotion for an awesomely run race and @athorfy and @barthdoesthings for being the most rad.
Summary: It's nice to remember walls, so you can reflect on how to bust through 'em.
And I'm happy to report I still got a BQ.

I just got the news that I didn't get into the Boston Marathon this year, having missed the hardest qualifying window thus far by 39 seconds... one second closer than my miss of 40 last year.
To make myself feel better, here's a photo of me showing off my race scars in a metal brewery in Denver, while drinking a whiskey barrel aged stout after successfully running up and down a fucking mountain.

Henry Wessel was the first photography professor I had at SFAI. I can't believe my fortune of being at the Seattle Art Museum today, where a neat set work from the New Topographics photographers is up, including this image of Tucson. Thanks, Hank.

Awesome visit from @anniemall, Julio and Henry. Happy to teach Katie how to shuck an oyster, and have her get 8 of the 15 we picked up out of their shells. Safe travels, guys!

PLG, Brooklyn, NY

Foothills Trail, near South Prairie, WA --- Yesterday's long run was a struggle at times, but experiencing the new extension of a favorite run route was awesome.
I'm grateful for this trail, one of the few relatively flat, continuous stretches I've found in the South Puget Sound area (essential for flat marathon training). It used to be part of the Burlington Northern Railway, and was abandoned from 1982 until trail development began in 1998. It has beautiful views of Mt. Rainier and the Carbon River. It travels through both forested and open field sections as well as some towns. The Foothills Trail is currently 21 miles long from Puyallup to Buckley. I covered 18 (9 miles out and back)-- a mere portion of its awesomeness.

Lake Cushman and Hoods Canal from Mt Ellinor, Olympic National Forest --> Eagle Creek Saloon, Lillawaup, WA. Perfect day with my mom.

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