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No, not like circus juggling. Although, sometimes I feel like I’m running a circus in my household with three kids, 12 dogs, five horses and a field full of cows. The juggling of life while being a mother, wife and runner. I thought I had it down to a science, I had been practicing for ... Read moreJuggling

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Community Inspiration Mothers &amp pregnancy

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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Community Editors' Pick family Inspiration

Ever since I can remember, I’ve always wanted to be a runner. As a child I would see runners on the street, looking free and determined. I wanted my body to be able to do that. I wanted to have the discipline and energy and love of running to become a runner, but it wasn’t ... Read moreBeating Obesity

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Community Editors' Pick Health &amp Fitness Inspiration

I recently was volunteering at a kid’s triathlon in which the youngest participants were three and the oldest were 12. I had this amazing opportunity to be at the bottom of a hill in which I could witness the difference between the kid’s responses (most of them verbal) prior to the hill. I was also ... Read moreChanneling Your Inner Child

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Let me tell you a story about the picture above, taken right after leaving the mile 8 aid station at the Black Canyon 100K. What may not be apparent to the naked eye is that I felt awful. In fact, I’d been feeling awful since the first few steps at the start of the race. ... Read moreThe Power of Positive Thinking

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Community Editors' Pick Empowerment Inspiration

Once upon a time it was the aspiration of every long-distance runner to complete a marathon. Nowadays, it seems, 26.2 miles is just not far enough. The advent of ultra running as a sport in its own right has driven desire amongst runners of all abilities to push themselves further than ever before. Whether it’s …

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Running has been a part of my life for so long, sometimes I don’t stop to think about the reason why.  I just run. But on a recent snowy run, as I was bundled up against the sleet and snow, my face frozen and my fingers numb, I started to wonder what possessed me to ... Read moreThe Runner’s Why

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Community Editors' Pick Empowerment Inspiration

It's just about Trail Sisters three year anniversary, and with much time listening and learning, we've finally decided on what we believe is the best representation for our community...meet Moxie the Mountain Lion.

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Community Editors' Pick Empowerment Equality Inspiration

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

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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

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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

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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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Community Editors' Pick family Inspiration

Innsbruck has twice hosted the Winter Olympics and is internationally recognised as a premier ski destination, but did you know that it’s also one of the best places in the world for trail running? Our friends at the Innsbruck Alpine Trailrun Festival outline 10 reasons why the Austrian city is a must-visit for all trail runners. 1. …

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Ask any runner, juggling love and a running obsession is a tough ask. Generally one has to give a little… and it often isn’t the mileage! This Valentine’s Day we spoke to inov-8 ambassadors Paul Tierney and Sarah McCormack. They not only have us constantly swooning with envy over their social media posts of their …

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Let me set a scene for you. Me, on my couch with my laptop, surrounded by scraps of paper with numbers jotted in what could resemble a haphazard schedule of sorts. I look like I’m being productive, but on the inside I’m feeling deflated. Rather than having a screen full of freshly typed words, my ... Read moreFinding the Motivation to Become Disciplined

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Legos are an inspirational toy. No doubt they have sparked the imagination of countless future engineers, architects, construction workers, astronauts, superheroes and unicorns. The Lego Movie had us both declaring that everything was indeed awesome, while at the same time questioning our core assumptions about what a hero looks like and whether paying for overpriced ... Read moreThe Joy of Legos

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Community Editors' Pick Inspiration Racing &amp training

Winter seemed as good a time as any to commence training for a fast marathon, while living in Anchorage, Alaska. With temps averaging between -6 to 10 degrees Fahrenheit during the daylight hours of 10am-3pm, it was perhaps a more prudent time to cozy up to an off-season or to reintroduce the treadmill back into ... Read moreSolace of Running Cold

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Mud. Some runners love it. Some runners hate it. Either way, there’s no escaping the fact that mud is one of the toughest of terrains to run through. Whether it’s on the trails, the mountains or the fells, mud – especially the thick, gloopy kind – can quickly sap energy from your legs. To stay …

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The last week of 2018 was a week of firsts. On Sunday, I went for a four and half mile run. It was the longest run in more than twice as many months.

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Community Editors' Pick Injury &amp recovery Inspiration

It was a night he’d never forget. 15-year old Jacob Puzey was eating dinner at Union Station in Washington, DC while on a business trip with his dad when the unthinkable happened. There was a shooting in a nearby movie … Read the rest

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Looking to step off road and into trail running? New to trail running and wanting advice? You’ve found the right blog post. We asked inov-8 ambassadors to reveal their best tips for trail running beginners. The following tips are also useful for experienced trail runners who may be seeking renewed motivation. 1 Build up slowly …

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James Lawrence, “The Iron Cowboy”, is constantly striving to “Redefine the impossible”.  From completing 50 Ironman distance events in 50 states in 50 days to competing in the toughest triathlons throughout the world, James has continually strived to live by … Read the rest

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This is a good reminder for my all-in, gung-ho personality. I’m either doing it or I’m doing something else. Does that resonate with anyone else here? A Recent article by Trail Sister Katelynn Wagner got me thinking about mileage defining a runner. I’ve had countless people tell me “I run, but not like you do.” […]

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Editors Note: Emma Murray is one of six awardees from the 2018 Trail Run Adventure Grant presented by Trail Sisters, CamelBak and Under Armour.   When I close my eyes, I see myself picking a line down a steep gulley that I’ve never been through before. It’s chossy and loose and exhausting; it’s slow going, but I’m going nonetheless, careful to […]

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A 28-year-old dentist from Belgium just completed the Appalachian Trail in record time. Not only did he beat it, but he crushed it by four days, finishing the 2190 mile journey in 41 days, 7 hrs and 39 minutes. This … Read the rest

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Editors Note: Kelly Rappe is one of six awardees from the 2018 Trail Run Adventure Grant presented by Trail Sisters, CamelBak and Under Armour.   Iceland has become a very popular destination for Americans. It is very much a hot spot because it’s so conveniently located in between the USA and Europe; in addition to how amazing it is. I noticed […]

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Adventure Editors' Picks Inspiration Trail Run Adventure Grant

The Trans Rockies Run – 6 day race has been one of the major bucket list items for me for several years now. As luck would have it, an opportunity to run the team event presented itself this year, so … Read the rest

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inov-8 ambassador Damian Hall has completed Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB) – the world’s biggest ultra-distance trail running race – in each of the last three years, steadily progressing his way up the field each time. In 2015 he placed 31st, improving that to 19th in 2016 and then last year finishing 12th (and first veteran …

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It was never about the racing. It was so much more than that. I was intrigued. Intrigued to explore more of nature, of cultures, to meet people and see new places. I wanted to see what was over that mountain, around that corner, or up that river and running was the perfect way to see […]

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My fingers gripped securely along the knife-edge of rock, and I took comfort in the firm stay of my shoe rubber on the two-inch ledge. I could smell the heat coming off the slab as the newly-risen sun began to … Read the rest

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Last year, my number one Trail Sister moved from Iowa City, Iowa to Fort Smith, Arkansas. Julie and I met while training for road marathons in 2012 and both became interested in running trails and ultramarathons at the same time. We were both at each other’s first ultras and supported each other at subsequent 50-milers […]

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Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) is a sport that has witnessed a huge surge in popularity over the last decade. Attracting competitors of all abilities, OCR events are not only a test of running speed and endurance but also physical and mental strength. Courses vary in length and obstacles range in difficulty, but hills, thrills and …

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Once upon a time it was the aspiration of every long-distance runner to complete a marathon. Nowadays, it seems, 26.2 miles is just not far enough. The advent of ultra running as a sport in its own right has driven desire amongst runners of all abilities to push themselves further than ever before. Whether it’s …

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All Posts Tips &amp Inspiration Run Forever