“Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live.” – Anne Sweeney What makes a Trail Sister? Are there requirements one must meet to join the sisterhood of the trails? A certain distance covered, pace maintained, number of trucker hats purchased? In a society ... Read moreOwn Your Sisterhood
Almost exactly two years ago, I was on these trails – running my first ultramarathon since giving birth to my daughter sixteen months prior. I was still “bouncing back” from my third pregnancy and excited to have a friend tag along for her first ever ultra – the Napa Valley 50k. “It’ll be fun,” I ... Read moreI’ve Only Run This Once Before…
For a long time I wanted to be a runner. It seemed freeing. There was a man in my hometown who was a marathon runner. I watched him take off for his run daily, and admired him when I was a child. I grew up as a complainer, and although I loved the outdoors and ... Read moreFalling in Love with Running
Before a few years ago, I was always floored by the people who could casually mention, “Oh, I’m going out on a run.” I couldn’t imagine how someone would voluntarily put one foot in front of the other in rapid succession, purposefully increase their heart rate, and deliberately engage in such a painful activity. I’ve ... Read moreThe Gift of Low Expectations
A friend introduced me to a running group. I agreed to try it, even though the prospect of making small talk while wheezing and struggling to keep pace with a group of former iron-women sounded frankly awful. First of all, I am not a joiner. I don’t like meeting new people. I don’t like to ... Read moreThe Church of Running
Today we are really excited to introduce a new addition to the site. It was spearheaded by TSer Sandi Nypaver, an avid trail runner and pursuer of change and betterment within our sport. Like TS, Sandi also noticed the lack of information, education and resources for women in trail running, so she wanted to help do ... Read moreFemale Running Coach Directory
I remember the days when I used to hike and see trail runners. I remember thinking, “What are they crazy? They’re going to fall down and hurt themselves.” Then a few years ago I decided I wanted to try trail running… and I did… and the rest is history! As a running coach, one of […]
By: Tara Warren “So, I just go down the street for two miles, and I’ll really just bump into a trailhead?” I asked my trail runner hubby, Bryce. “Yeah, you can’t miss it. Take the trail all the way down to a parking lot. It’ll wind around, have some good rollers and go down hill...
By: Laura Douglas I ran a pretty awesome trail just a couple of days ago. It was hard, it was steep (3,150ft), I panted, I dripped sweat, I questioned my sanity, got to the top, saw this view….. and knew without a doubt that I was strong, unstoppable and a force to be...
USA Track & Field certified coach, elite athlete, and author of “Running For Happiness and Health: A Beginners Guide to Faster Pain-Free Running“, Jason Fitzgerald joins The Nation to discuss some of the basics of running. Whether you are a beginner or seasoned veteran, Jason’s book will give you practical advice and drills that can […]