White River 50

I ran my first 50-miler seven years ago at the White River 50. As anyone who has run the race knows, Scott McCoubrey puts on an amazing event with flawless course marking, well-stocked aid stations, and tons of  fun and friendly volunteers. I was in massage school at the time and was pleasantly surprised by how good I felt after the race (which was good, since I was doing Cascade Crest the following month). It wasn't until a couple of years later when I had little aches and pains seemingly constantly, that it dawned on me that the weekly massages I received during school (yep, receiving an average of at least one hour of massage a week was required) kept me not only free from injury, but also decreased my recovery time.

 Finishing White River in 2008

Finishing White River in 2008

So when I moved back to Seattle a few weeks ago and opened up shop last week, one of the first things I wanted to do was donate a couple of massage gift certificates to the race. Two people running on Saturday will get a certificate to help with their recovery.

If you don't get a certificate, however, mention White River when you schedule and I'll give you $10 off your massage.

Good luck and happy recovery!