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Trail Sisters Journal

Stop Apologizing – For Being “Slow” and Everything Else

I met my best running friend (BRF) in the copy room of the high school where we work. She was a new hire. I don’t know who said “I heard you’re a runner” first, but it probably wasn’t me, since I was still terrified of running with other people. But I like to challenge myself and grow, so when she asked if I wanted to go for a run, I said “Yes, but…” Thus, a long line of excuses was born.

We vs. Me: Learning to Own Our Accomplishments

Sometimes running can be a process of self-discovery. I didn’t know how profound this self-discovery could be until I finished my first self-directed, solo self-supported 200km run through the Boreal Forest of Northern Alberta, Canada.

2,021 Hours for the Planet, Wrapped Up

In honor of Earth Month, we wanted to do some special, putting the pressure on more trail clean-up and trail maintenance. Many organizations and trail enthusiasts look after the Earth with daily trail care, but the reality is, most of us are only able to commit a certain amount of time and energy.

There’s More To Running Than Speed

Does fast equal better? For me, I am 51, so I’m headed away from my peakest of peak years of speed and strength. By this “fast equals better” metric then, I’m looking at becoming a “worse” runner. But the reality is, in many ways, I’m becoming a better athlete all the time.

ASK TS: Prep for Mountain Running

How do you train for altitude and vert if you live at sea level or in a flat-ish area? Any tips, tricks, or suggestions would be great!

The In-Between Trails

I may be a frequent visitor to remote places, but I still live in a city. And so, I rely on a broad patchwork of lands where I regularly seek out fresh air, dirt trails, and observe the local flora and fauna. These in-between lands are a marvelous intersection of human use meeting the tenacious and ever-surprising natural world.

ASK TS: Body Image and Self Acceptance

I am a newer trail runner, and definitely back of the pack. I struggle with body image and would love to hear your thoughts about accepting one’s body the way it is, rather than trying to fit the mold of a traditional thin runner.

Traversing Doubt and Actuality

I got into trail running in my mid-30s after having two kids. After practicing classical ballet for the first two decades of my life, I immediately recognized the focus and agility required on the trails and was hooked.

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.

Ray Nypaver

Stephanie Bales

Meredith Zaccherio

Aneta Zeppettella

Jill Wheatley

Jessie McClurg

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