Kill the e-brake: How to stop screwing yourself over

I loved this TED Talk by Mel Robbins so much that I just had to share. In it, she touches on some frighteningly familiar ways in which we self-sabotage our dreams and carve out little ruts of spiritual dormancy in our lives. If this sounds depressing to you, that’s a good sign! But don’t let…

Too wild for this world: essential rebellion in ultrarunning and entrepreneurship

  Working for yourself is scary and challenging. This past week, I've interviewed a couple of young, creative entrepreneurs who are either in the process of, or already have taken the plunge into self employment. Speaking with these guys, I was inspired, impressed, and most of all, struck by how similar entrepreneurship is to ultrarunning.…

Nothing is so much to be feared as fear

I was really inspired by this video. Like everyone else, I read Eat, Pray, Love. I read it in Costa Rica right after I had resigned from my secure-ish ivy research job in favor of a life of constant uncertainty and steadily dwindling funds chasing my dreams. I really admired the courage she, and so many…

Learned to let go of the things we can’t control…

Left em behind, and followed rock & roll. This morning I saw a man dressed in a button down & tie for the first time since moving to Northern California. I think I love it here. After that unusual spotting, I had breakfast in the café attached to my favorite locally owned health food store (there's…

YES! I aM Crazy! It’s LiBerating, you should Try it!”

When I first started this blog, it was primarily about running. It’s my true love, the thing that saved my life and keeps me going. That’s kind of why I chose the name “irunintotrees.”* Trail running is way better than road running (obviously) and sometimes, when I’m not paying attention (often) or when I run…