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It's About The Community

Posted by Breanna Cornell on January 11, 2016 at 8:35 PM Comments comments (0)

I’ve changed states a number of times in the short time that I’ve been an adult in "the real world" (not college). If there’s one thing it’s taught me, it’s how to learn to connect with other people with similar interests – in this case, how to find the trail running community.


It may seem like an easy task – just search on Facebook for the nearest run group, right? But fitting a group run into a training plan and around work and l...

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Thunder Rock 100

Posted by Breanna Cornell on May 19, 2015 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Thunder Rock 100

May 15, 2015

101 miles –16,100 feet of climbing

My 4th 100-mile finish.


It feels so good to just be. This whole race was a...

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A Quiet Return

Posted by Breanna Cornell on May 8, 2015 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Hello? Is anybody there? No? It’s just me?


Ok, good.


Here is my quiet return to blogging. It’s been almost a year since my last post, and the past ten and half months have provided some time for reflection. I’ve fallen off the social media band-wagon a bit, mostly because I just have not had the time and energy to keep up with Twitter chats and spend more time on Facebook just sta...

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Summer 2014 Road Trip: Week 4 & Beyond

Posted by Breanna Cornell on June 20, 2014 at 4:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Week 4

Day 22: Monday, June 9

With the Bryce Canyon 100 less than a week away, I didn’t have any super-adventurous runs or hikes planned for the week. However, Rob, who I had met at the Yellowstone-Teton 100 in October, contacted me letting me know that he was going to be driving through Salt Lake today. Rob and I met up and we went for a beautiful run through the hills that butt up against the city’...

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Summer 2014 Road Trip: Week 3

Posted by Breanna Cornell on June 11, 2014 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Week 3

Day 15: Monday, June 2

I awoke early for a short run through Florence, Alabama. It was a cool 70ºƒ with humidity hovering around a wet 70%. Running through downtown brought me to the University of North Alabama. A beautifully small campus, they housed two lions, brother and sister, Leo and Una, in a luxurious cage centered on campus. Unfortunately, the two were not out while I ran past. In addit...

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Summer 2014 Road Trip: Week 2

Posted by Breanna Cornell on June 2, 2014 at 11:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Week 2

Day 8: Monday, May 26

I awoke before Adam or Nick, who had expressed some interest in a morning run. Unable to stay in my car much longer, I got up and went for a quick three-mile jaunt on the roads before returning to camp. In the parking lot was a man wearing the Superior 100 hat. It turns out that he had raced the 100 this past year, same as me. Vacationing for Memorial Day, he was headed back to Minne...

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Summer 2014 Road Trip: Week 1

Posted by Breanna Cornell on June 2, 2014 at 10:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Admittedly, a road trip is a very personal thing; as cliche as it may sound, it is a journey of self-discovery. For this reason, I am a bit hesitant to really go into detail on my blog, as it is mainly devoted to race reports and experiences I’ve had while running. This road trip isn’t solely focused on running. It’s about visiting friends, National Parks, job interviews, and making the most of my time between graduation and employment. To say the least, I have been very pri...

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Chippewa, Graduation, and BEYOND

Posted by Breanna Cornell on May 1, 2014 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (1)

I wanted to devote a whole blog post to the Chippewa 50k, but honestly felt that it would be a lot of miscellaneous details irrelevant to many readers. There are plenty of race reports out there detailing the...

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Zumbro 2014

Posted by Breanna Cornell on April 13, 2014 at 9:15 PM Comments comments (0)


Zumbro: Return to the Beast


***Warning: This post contains gross pictures of feet. If you find this disturbing, I suggest you don't run long distances or continue reading.

I went back to

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2013 In Review

Posted by Breanna Cornell on December 30, 2013 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (0)

¡Adios 2013, Hola 2014! (y más!)

The new year always brings a time of reflection and goal setting for the coming year. With the closure of 2013 upon us, I thought I would write a blog post covering just that. However, with the recent development of the Death Valley National Park (DVNP) service discontinuing issuing permits for running and cycling events, I wanted to take a moment to reflect upon this instead.

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