Happy man running on a mountain trail

Five years after How to Run Stoned- cannabis and ultrarunning are things people talk about, now

Before March 2015, I had been pretty secretive about my cannabis use. Even after moving to California, where it was legal for medical use at the time, I didn't want my family or employers to know. But that all changed the day Outside Magazine published my first online article, How to Run Stoned. The whole…

How to keep runnin’ when you’ve lost that lovin’ feelin’

I know I’m not the only one who goes through periods where running feels like a chore. It’s almost May, and I’m wondering where the passion I finished my 2017 ultra race season with has been hiding. This year’s been off to a weird start. So far, I’ve skipped the only two races I was…

Mt. Shasta trail running

Cheers to crazy friends, crushing PRs, and living to see another year

It's the day before the winter solstice. My garlic is planted and I got my first snowy run this morning. There's something totally magical about frolicking (because that's how I run) among fatty flakes floating gently toward the ground. Until your jacket starts to soak through. Then it's time to go home. Yesterday I moved…

Headwaters Trail Runs 30k and 50k start

Quadruple the pain, quadruple the fun: Headwaters 50k Race Report

Four years is a big deal in the mind of a restless wanderer. There aren't many people, places, or races that can keep this girl around for that length of time. But last Saturday I successfully suffered through my fourth running of Headwaters Trail Runs 50k. That's some major commitment. I didn't even go to the same…

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.…