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Trail Sisters Journal

I Am Doing This, and So Can You

Run an ultra, climb mountains, push through pain? For years I just assumed I wasn’t strong enough, brave enough, tough enough. Doing things that were really hard took a different type of people – or so I thought.

Not a Runner to Now a Runner

How true this statement was not many years back. In fact, I loathed running as a child and student. I dreaded the timed mile. I was never “athletic” and was quite frankly the girl who always got hit in the face with the ball. I mean… EVERY. SINGLE. TIME.

Trail Sisters Launches Free Educational Courses

The courses are set up to include multiple lessons, breaking things down into bite-sized chunks. The information is conveyed or displayed in video, photo, and text format. At the end of each course is a five question quiz. The quiz serves as a challenge for readers to digest and retain what they’ve just read…and who doesn’t like a challenge!

Mental Health and Hiking

In Japan, there is a practice called shinrin-yoku, forest bathing. While it isn’t about exercise, it is about being in nature and experiencing it with all your senses. It touches something many of us who need time on trails as part of our life know: spending time in nature naturally reduces our stress.

Lake Sonoma Race Series Expands and Diversifies for 2022

The Lake Sonoma Race Series and Trail Sisters, the leading women’s trail running community whose mission is to increase women’s participation and opportunity in trail running, will join forces to inspire, educate and empower not only women, but also BIPOC runners in the ultra-running community.

My Trail to Truth

I remember the exact moment. The moment that altered the course of my life. The moment that I saved my life. The day I told someone…I have an eating disorder. I suppose I should back up slightly and start about 14 years before that moment. There I was… a small-town Missouri girl who had her mid-life crisis at 18. I ran off and joined the Navy.

Go Do a Lap

Nothing has ever sounded harder to accomplish than my Mom’s push of going outside and doing a lap around our pond. Barely 0.30 miles with a slight incline, I had done this a million times before, including in a billowy wedding dress in 95 degree heat, yet this well-intentioned suggestion felt like she was trying to kill me.

The False Summits of Motherhood

Pregnant. You’d think for a 30 something woman not new to the joy, sorrow, and implications of the word, seeing it appear clearly on the plastic stick might have been less shocking. I read it while my 18-month-old firstborn was methodically unraveling a roll of toilet paper onto the bathroom floor.

Trail Sisters X HOKA

Local Group Events

Trail Sisters

Women's Trail Half Marathon

Saturday, September 11th, 2021

Buena Vista, Colorado

Projects & Grants

Adventure Grant

presented by: The North Face

Childcare Grant

presented by: The North Face

We want women to feel included and encouraged to play on the trails, no matter their pace or mode of foot-to-dirt powered activity.

AJ Wojtalik

Brooke Larrabee

Kelly West

Bree Rehac

Lauren Steinheimer

Alyssa Godesky