When a mud marathon champion bites the dust, Meg Reed has to go the distance to make sure a killer comes clean . . .

Back home in Portland, Oregon, Meg is ready to take her career as an outdoor writer for Extreme magazine to the next level. Lesser journalists sling mud—Meg plans to run through it. To train hard for Mud, Sweat & Beers, an extreme 5K mud run, she’s signed on with the Mind Over Mudder team, run by ten-time mud marathon champ—and former drill sergeant—Billy the Tank. But when Meg finds her tenacious trainer dead in the locker room, she has a sinking feeling someone may have been pushed too far. Digging through the hidden secrets at Mind Over Mudder is a dirty job, but somebody’s got to do it. Meg will have to tread carefully, though—or she may soon be running for her life . . .

Meg’s Adventure Tips

Mind Matters

Many professional athletes implement a practice of mindfulness in their training routine. Meg is fortunate to have Gam in her life as a guide and model for the importance of taking a moment of pause each day. The act of meditation (even for short period of time) has been shown to reduce stress, lower blood pressure and heart rate, improve the immune system, speed up metabolism, and sharpen focus and your ability to concentrate. Meditating is easy and can be done anywhere. To start, find a quiet place to sit or lie down for ten to fifteen minutes. Focus your attention on your breathing, inhaling through your nose and exhaling through your mouth. Try to keep a slight smile on your lips as you breathe and release any tension in your body. If thoughts appear, simply acknowledge them and return your focus to your breath. You can hold a stone or crystal to help ground you as you meditate, or work on visualization by imagining an object (for example, a flower or heart) or repeating a word (like peace or calm) over and over again as you breathe. Start by meditating for a few minutes a day and see what impact it has on your health and daily life. As you continue to practice you’ll find yourself being able to maintain a calm and relaxed state for longer and longer periods of time.

 

When a mud marathon champion bites the dust, Meg Reed has to go the distance to make sure a killer comes clean . . .

Back home in Portland, Oregon, Meg is ready to take her career as an outdoor writer for Extreme magazine to the next level. Lesser journalists sling mud—Meg plans to run through it. To train hard for Mud, Sweat & Beers, an extreme 5K mud run, she’s signed on with the Mind Over Mudder team, run by ten-time mud marathon champ—and former drill sergeant—Billy the Tank. But when Meg finds her tenacious trainer dead in the locker room, she has a sinking feeling someone may have been pushed too far. Digging through the hidden secrets at Mind Over Mudder is a dirty job, but somebody’s got to do it. Meg will have to tread carefully, though—or she may soon be running for her life . . .

Praise For Scene Of The Climb

“A splendid overview of the greater Portland and Columbia River Gorge region, perfect for travel buffs. Her protagonist shows promise with her determined attitude and moxie.” —Library Journal

“A fun, terrific adventure.”—Suspense Magazine

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