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Thelma & Louise, a pandemic goal

Winter was looking bleak with no races, group running events, plays or concerts to fill in the chilly days and nights. Then in December, a friend suggested we train for an all women’s race h...

Green completes Coldwater Rumble 100

It wasn’t until August of 2017 that Seana Green decided she wanted to run ultra-distance races. She had dabbled in running a bit in 2006, mainly for weight management, but admitted she was n...

Triumphant return of Tri the Rim triathlon

From 1988-2014, the Fort Lewis College Department of Housing organized the “Tri the Rim” triathlon each year in April. The event quickly became a popular initiation into triathlon season, an...

New Zealand, an outdoor wonderland

From glaciers to fjords and mountains to beaches, there is no shortage of geographical beauty and outdoor adventure opportunities in New Zealand. I spent almost a month there most...

Winter trails abound

It is being called “The Winter that Wasn’t,” with this combination of warmer than normal temperatures and lack of snow. I know it has been especially difficult for skiers and backcountry ent...

Mountain Marmot an adventure in the elements

The one thing we can count on in the mountains is changing weather patterns that happen very quickly and sometimes catch you unprepared. A week ago, I had the pleasure of running...

Sharing a love of exercise and health

Before many of us even thought about fitness as a lifestyle choice, Jo C Soignier fell in love with the feeling of exercising and being healthy. As a child, she was always lean and active bu...

Forty years and still running

In 1978, Dave Rakita never imagined he would toe the line at the Narrow Gauge 10-mile run for 40 consecutive years. Back in those early years, Durango Motorless Transit – now Durango Running...

Running through grief

As we travel along this journey we call life, we do not have to look far beyond our community of family and friends to recognize how fragile and fleeting it can be. While we spend...

Ten years of remembering Marc

Back in the late 1990’s, our local running club Durango Motorless Transit was suffering from a decline in membership, races and volunteers. As luck would have it, a young enthusia...

Moab’s scenic, adventurous running experience

Magnificent Moab. The land of canyons, arches, slick rock and sandstone never disappoints with its spectacular vistas and varied terrain. For runners of the Moab Trail Marathon,...

Embracing down-time, a runner’s challenge

Every runner has experienced a time when an injury or illness has forced them to stop running for a period of time. For those who love the way running makes them feel and the psychological b...