GRETCHEN KARSTENS: Kind of a Tough Runner

This is the story of my friend Gretchen Karsten's first 100 mile trail race: the Superior 100 mile in Northern Minnesota. Gretchen is a pediatrician, a mom of two girls, and, despite what she says in this interview, very much a runner. Prior to the Superior 100, she had run several road marathons, several 50k's... Continue Reading →

TAMMI BRAUND: Running is my Escape

Tammi Braund is a trail runner, a cross country coach and a mother of six. Last year, Tammi ran the Voyageur 50 mile a mere five days after her oldest daughter Jordan was in a serious car accident. Jordan's accident caused her to ultimately lose both her legs. After last year's Voyageur 50 mile, I... Continue Reading →

NICHOLE DIVER: Running as Medicine

I spoke with trail runner and mother Nichole Diver shortly after she ran her first fifty mile trail race: the Voyageur 50 mile. Nichole first started running just after her second child was born, at a time when she was struggling with postpartum depression. While most of us run less when we have kids, Nichole’s... Continue Reading →

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