Ashley Wallinger

Ashley Wallinger

Ashley grew up hiking and camping in the beautiful Colorado mountains but didn’t start running until after college when she moved to Oklahoma. It was there that she first discovered trail running. She now calls Arizona home and loves exploring the gorgeous trails of the Sonoran Desert. When she isn’t out running, Ashley is playing with her rescue dog, Honey, and writing blog posts.

Slow and Steady: Lessons in Reframing Comparisons

Runners are number-obsessed. From how many miles we ran to how fast we ran them, we are always looking at the data and finding ways to make those numbers “better”. That’s not always a bad thing. Most of us aim to be faster, fitter, stronger runners and seeing those numbers change helps validate our improvements. But numbers don’t tell the whole story, especially when it comes to trail running.