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“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

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Parts of this past week were total sh** and completely out of my control as what at first sounded like a bad possibility turned into reality. My sister was supposed to be on the homestretch of breast cancer treatment and we were all looking forward to her reconstruction surgery this summer to put an end ... Read moreWhat We Owe Each Other

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Today marks the three year anniversary (or birthday) for Trail Sisters! In 2016 TS founder Gina Lucrezi launched the Squarespace site from her kitchen table in Boulder, Colorado.

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On my desk I have a picture of my Stepmom, Dad and me. The photo sits in a tan, heart-shaped frame with trees, stars and little golden flecks collaged around us. We’re smiling, albeit tiredly—a sign of those happy, yet tumultuous early days together. Among the trees and stars, there’s a short poem juxtaposing the ... Read moreFeeling All the Feelings

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“Mom, I’m so glad we came out here,” my eldest said from the backseat of our truck. We had just wrapped up a snowshoe trek on our favorite trail and we were loading up to head back home. I leaned in with a forehead kiss as I buckled in her little brother and whispered, “Me ... Read moreRaising Adventurous Kids

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Trail Sisters is excited to announce our 2019 Celebration Tour, presented by Merrell! TS will travel the USA visiting various Trail Sisters Local Groups.

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Friends are great for happy hour conversations, relationship advice + helping you move. You know, the core necessities of a solid friendship! Right?!

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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

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In Lean In Sheryl Sandberg puts forth the idea that one of the most important decisions a woman can make in her career is who she chooses as her spouse/partner.  I happen to believe that the same holds true for ultra running. Please do not misconstrue this to think I am saying anyone “needs a man” […]

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Seven months ago, on May 24, 2017, my Dad passed away unexpectedly. I live constantly with the memories of my Mom’s panicked phone call that my Dad had collapsed at the gym, the initial speaker phone conference with the doctor who proclaimed that the surgery to repair his aortic aneurysm had gone well, and the […]

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THE GREAT “You do that too?!” “Yes!” “Me too!” “I didn’t know anyone else did that!”   Shared Passion We sat across the table from one another excitedly and quickly letting each other into our usually guarded individual worlds. Our commonly misunderstood, misjudged, moderately obsessive, and singularly-focused worlds. Finally. Someone who appreciated and made emotional […]

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Ragna Debats had a stunning 2017 racing all over the world in multiple Skyrunning events and distances – surprising that someone born in the flatlands of the Netherlands can run so well in the Mountains. It was a full year …

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For the first time in my ultramarathon career I had to do something that I’d never done before. I stopped racing an event for the sake of my child. This may come as a complete surprise to some of you. Why? Well…because she mattered most! I could have finished the race with still plenty of...

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By: Tara Holland This is the first Father’s Day since my dad died 10 months ago. I didn’t anticipate how hard it would be to be inundated for the past couple weeks with reminders about celebrating fathers. And yet, it has given me some space to grieve for him a little more, in a different...

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By: Deserae Clarke   “Girls become lovers, who turn into mothers, so mothers be good to your daughters too” – John Mayer   Girls today are constantly bombarded by images of what girls and women should look like, no different from when I was young, or my mom, or her mom.  I can remember some...

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by Lisa Perky My husband likes to say “everything happens for a reason.” I like to imagine punching him in the face, because that saying is the LEAST HELPFUL THING EVER when times are weird. I don’t say “tough,” because my life hasn’t ever been truly “tough,” I’ve just had some “what the hells?” here...

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by Pam Champlain You’ve probably seen that person. The one on television who receives the news of a tragic death and immediately drops to the ground, in public, screaming. I honestly didn’t think people did that in real life. Guess what? They do. At least I did.    On November 15, 2016, the love of...

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by Brigid Pickett Becoming a mom has been one of the most rewarding and challenging experiences I’ve had in my 27 years of life. My journey has brought with it exhaustion, tears, and an ever-changing body. But it has also included countless smiles and an unexplainable bond with this new tiny person. I’ve grown immensely...

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So my family and I are off on an adventure. We pulled our son from preschool and decided to let our travels and the world be our teachers. We are very excited for this big family adventure together. Last time we did this, we sold our home and went in search for the perfect “home […]

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This is my last year of high school. In less months than the amount of fingers I have to count with, I will go to college. Meaning I will be living, experiencing, and working somewhere else. It's a harsh reality and it's a very tangible one. Thousands of teenagers face it every year, I know. But, this is my year to face it. 

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For many of us, running is a top priority, a passion we often shape other aspects of our day around. This is easy if we’re surrounded by other like-minded runners. I’ve written page after page about the importance of running as both a spiritual and mental release. But what about the other not-so-talked-about side? What...

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Upon moving to Utah and exploring the Wasatch mountain range, I discovered my beloved sport of trail running in a whole new view. My distance and time on the trails quickly skyrocketed to ultra distances and racing. Trail running up Read the rest

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In June, I had anticipated pursuing the FKT on the Bryce linkup. This is a route our good friend Craig Lloyd had set up a few years back, that links the entire portion of trails in Bryce Canyon for Read the rest

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“Mom, do we HAVE to keep going,” eight year old Erik whined. Our little nature walk/hike this day was purely selfish on my part as I’ve been working on post-race recovery. It was good to get out and moving. “Mom, I just really, really, really, really have pains in my legs and I can’t move...

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by Deserae Clarke It’s a little after 5 am and I’m part way into my first set of burpees.  As I go down into my push-up, I watch a dust bunny scutter further back into the space between the bookshelf and the tub that holds various pieces of workout equipment for the family. From this...

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by Katelynn Wagner Being lovers of all things outdoors, we know how much connecting with nature helps us cope with our modern (not so nature centered) lifestyles. But all too often we forget that our children have that same need, even if they can’t express it. Being submerged in nature provides infinite benefits to children....

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For the first time in many years, as I am well rested and healthy, I am truly able to enjoy Autumn and take in the beauty through running adventures in my backyard of Boulder. 2015 has been an interesting year, race wise it was not ideal results, but besides racing … Continue reading

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Running has taken a back seat for me most of this summer. Things come up: family crises, car problems, job issues, sweltering heat, etc. When I really need to be running and taking care of myself, disasters strike and sidetrack me. So I have sacrificed sleep, nutrition, and running; which has not helped me deal […]

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