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Traveling and Racing Abroad

I was living the runner’s dream, training in one of Americas most beloved running hubs: Portland, Oregon. It is easy to understand why so many great runners make this city their home. Nestled in the picturesque Pacific Northwest, Portland conjures images of towering Douglas Firs as prevalent as the multitude of runners cruising the city parks, grinding out repeats on the track, or logging long, controlled miles along the beautiful waterfront. I was working in my field as an archaeologist and art conservation assistant, putting in many a rainy mile, enjoying the thriving brewpub scene with my closest friends, and testing prototype shoes for Nike World Headquarters. Things were, effectively, great.
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