Why I asked Obama to Pardon Snowden

This may be a little off-topic for a running blog, but I think it’s important enough to write about. But first, I want to start by celebrating some GREAT NEWS! My name was drawn in the lottery for… Read More

Some may never live, but the crazy never die

I’m a little sad. Tomorrow morning the 2016 Hunter S. Thompson Fear and Loathing 50 miler will kick off at 7 a.m. PST, and I will not be there. It’s because I’m in New Jersey, the exact opposite… Read More

Madonna on Soul Mates

Happy Thanksgiving! I’m on the road back to New Jersey with my dog and material posessions all packed up in this sweet minivan. I’m trying to move as quickly as possible, so it’s not going to be a… Read More

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… Read More

I guess I can’t say “winter is coming” anymore

This morning I woke up in the middle of the sky to an intercom voice announcing initial descent into Newark, New Jersey. I opened my eyes to see the sun peeking over the blanket of clouds and immediately resented the… Read More

What danger is there if you don’t think of any?

I have a truly horrible sense of direction, but I hear that getting lost helps you find yourself. One sunshiny day last week, I woke up feeling hungry for adventure. About twenty minutes of internet research had me… Read More

I ate Gregory and don’t feel bad about it

WARNING: This may offend some people. And if it does, I encourage you to continue reading with an open mind. Sometimes, when I’m in a rush or otherwise not paying attention to the buttons I’m pressing or where… Read More

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… Read More

He calls me “Miss Spiritual Tramp of 1948”

Over the past several months, I’ve re-read a few different pieces of literature originally introduced in my hazy high school years. I’m at a point where books and movies I first experienced over 10 years ago have exciting… Read More

And on the thirteenth day, the giant mechanical crablegs munched some power line spaghetti and said, “Let there be LIGHT!”

After almost two weeks of darkness, the power was finally restored at my house this past Sunday! It’s so nice to walk into a warm, glowing home and not have to worry about boiling water to pour into… Read More