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The alarm buzzed. I opened my eyes to darkness. My first breath turned my lungs into ice blocks. My head was surrounded by frost. Outside, my equipment looked old, all grey with a thin layer of ice and snow. I stuffed my bivy into my sled bag and it cracked and...
May 8 thru 14th was a grand adventure! Just what the doctor ordered. A spirit refill of wild leaps down the path of my New Year's resolution to “choose adventure.” This quest to fill my adventure deficit actually started in December when I wrote down “choose...
The 150 mile Desert Rats stage race, 70.3 mile Ironman, 100 mile mountain bike adventure I have already planned for 2018 now took on new meaning.
On both my Summer time birthday and then again at my end of year Winter Solstice I like to hit pause and breathe deep. These biannual gifts of time and space that I give to myself create slack. This invaluable slack allows for honest personal reflection, followed by...
New Year’s is a great time to set goals. There’s a collective energy in the air, as everyone looks ahead, and we feed off each other’s dreams.
It’s a good time to tackle a goal that scares you a little, say the experts in human motivation; it’s how we grow. If the goal doesn’t intimidate you, it’s not pushing you out of your nest.
So I’ve picked a goal that scares me a lot. Gulp.
By Sheryl Collmer, Race SLO Staff, Ultrarunning.com Confucius say: “Man who moves mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” The mountain Sandra Villines moved was the female world record for the North American transcontinental run. That record had been immovably...
She’s in Ohio. If I write too slowly, she’ll be in Pennsylvania before I finish. Sixty miles a day will get you a long way in a hurry.
From San Francisco’s City Hall, Sandra Villines has now traversed California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, and Ohio. That’s around 2,400 miles in 44 days.
Race SLO Ambassador, Stephanie Bruce, long a popular figure among parents, now helps her mother recover from cancer; Bruce to the line at the New York City Marathon on Sunday as one of the top Americans in the field
With the recently announced theme for the 2017 US Trail Running Conference, Making Strides in Innovation, this is the next in a series of posts focused on participating sponsors and our expert panelists on how they have used innovations to drive their products, service and races. This time we interview Samantha Pruitt, Founder & CEO of Race SLO, Ultra Athlete, Lover of Human Badassery
I have never had a five-year plan, let alone an idea of where I would be in five months. In the fall of 2005, the uncertainty of the life I’d made for myself became very real. Montrail’s owner called with news that the company was being purchased by Columbia and come October, just several weeks away, they would be cleaning house and severing most of their sponsorship deals — including the one with my team. Although grateful for the warning that the blade of the guillotine was about to come crashing down, I hung up the phone speechless. Then I relayed the news to all my teammates and support staff.
By Samantha Pruitt, Founder & CEO, Race SLO
Lately I have been finding great joy and satisfaction in the fact that both athletic product companies and the outdoor athlete media pipelines have finally caught on to what has been our reality for years in the sports training-racing scene. World wide millions of women, sisters, daughters, mothers and even grandmothers have been taking the athletic world by storm! It’s been slow gradual progress since the 1972 passing of Title IX, but in the last five years of my life I have witnessed an unprecedented shift in the podium.