Soaring Over Iceland’s Rugged Landscape

Is Iceland on your trail running bucket list? If it’s not already, it should be! Watch this zen-like drone aerial footage of one of our favorite trail running destinations to see what all the hype is about: In this short film, the photographic team of Tucker...

Health + Mindfulness-Related Books for Runners

The following five health- and mindfulness-related books for runners come with my personal recommendation not because they’re new, popular or heavily promoted, but because I can honestly feel really good about recommending them to you. Why? I have a personal...

Why Do We Feel Ashamed for Running at the Back of the Pack?

Diane was in tears as she trailed several hundred yards behind the group of women runners on the desert trail. Seething with frustration at being at the back of the pack, she started thinking: “I don’t belong here.” “I shouldn’t have come.” “I knew I wasn’t ready for...

Finding a Fresh Start at a Running Retreat in Spain

After months of preparation, I was finally heading to Spain. And not a moment too soon. I’d been longing to travel abroad in order to regain my equilibrium. Events of the previous several months had ungrounded me. Not only was I deeply affected by the political...

Mind over Emotion: Is Negative Self-Talk Sabotaging Your Running?

At one time or another, we’ve all caught ourselves thinking something like, “I’m so slow” or “I should be running better than this” or “I’ll never be ready for the race in time!” These seemingly minor put-downs actually have a big impact on your running, holding you...

Running Strengthens Voices As Well As Muscles

On yesterday’s run along a snow-covered trail winding through stubby pinion tress and scruffy sage bushes, the sound of icy snow crunching under my feet soothed my scattered mind. With the volume turned down on the usual chatter that fills my head, one dominant...