Habits of running are contagious

Written on Dec 10th, 2016 By
Category Marlene Farrell Blog

By Marlene Farrell RunWenatchee.com Running gave me an early Christmas present. I unwrapped it on Nov. 1 and it kept growing and amazing me throughout the month. The gift had two parts. One was perseverance (or diligence or grit; it has so many wonderful names). I’ve been running daily for years, only missing a half…

Running as my Ariadne’s thread

Written on Oct 4th, 2016 By
Category Training

By Marlene Farrell RunWenatchee.com Running is my spool of Ariadne’s thread. I unwind it as I navigate the unknown corridors of my life’s labyrinth. Its light but strong familiarity reassures me when I stumble and gives me the courage to go around darkened corners. Recently, though my journey is far from over, it feels like…

Olympic Games vs. Backpacking

Written on Sep 1st, 2016 By
Category Marlene Farrell Blog

  By Marlene Farrell RunWenatchee.com My husband and I planned our summer vacations months ago. That’s just the way we are, we’re planners. And for Kevin, the idea of a vacation is the light at the end of a tunnel of months in his home office, staring at screens, connecting with other humans only through…

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The camaraderie of the Upper Valley Running Club

Written on Aug 28th, 2016 By
Category Marlene Farrell Blog

By Marlene Farrell RunWenatchee.com On a boat at anchor in a rain-dappled bay at the tip of Washington I was thinking about the Upper Valley Running Club’s Tuesday group runs. For me, they are a short jog from my Leavenworth home to Sleeping Lady where I greet new and old friends and sign in at…

On the trail with young harriers

Written on May 16th, 2016 By
Category Marlene Farrell Blog

Preparing yourself mentally for a trail run race

Written on Apr 25th, 2016 By
Category Marlene Farrell Blog, Trail Running


A stranger’s gift

Written on Mar 13th, 2016 By
Category Marlene Farrell Blog