About Me

Working as Race Director/Owner at Destination Trail. Photo by Ross Comer.
I'm an adventurer first and foremost. I am an avid trail runner, student of yoga and crazy for slack lining.

I'm here to answer the tough trail running questions like "What makes ultra runners so crazy?"  Or "Why not run 200 miles in the mountains tomorrow?"  Or "How can I challenge and inspire athletes next as a race director?" And "How can I stay upside down longer during power vinyasa class?" When I'm not running, writing or causing trouble, I work as a race director organizing and executing a trail race marathon/half marathon series in Washington State as well as the first single loop 200 mile trail race in the USA, the Tahoe 200, and the Bigfoot 200 mile/ 120 mile/100k races, point-to-point trail races in the Cascade Mountains.  I own/operate Destination Trail, LLC, a company that organizes trail races in the USA. I'm also a student of power vinyasa yoga. I like to see the world upside down and I hope my blog helps you see it that way too.

I run for Ultimate Direction and Altra Zero Drop Shoes.

Welcome! I love hearing from you. Please feel free to send me feedback at runcandicerun@gmail.com or comment on my posts.

Be the mountain: be playful, be wild, be dangerous but never, never be boring.
Photo by Brett Rivers, SFRC
Athletic Highlights
  • HURT 100, 2nd place female, 2016
  • Ultra Fiord 108mi/173K, 1st place (5th overall) in 37:12, April 16-18, 2015 Patagonia, Chile
  • 2015 Created & executed the first point-to-point 200 miler in the USA, the Bigfoot 200 Endurance Run
  • 2014 Created and executed the first NRP (non-repetitive) 200 mile ultra in the USA, the Tahoe 200 Endurance Run, a single loop 200 mile solo footrace. 
  • Zion 100, 1st place (9th overall) in 23:04, April 4-5, 2014
  • HURT 100, 2nd place, 27:58, 2014
  • HURT 100, 3rd place, 28:35. 8th fastest women's time ever, 2013  
  • Women's FKT for the 93 mile Wonderland Trail around Mt. Rainier.  Unsupported and solo, 2012
  • 2nd place (7th overall) for the Tahoe Rim Trail 100 mile endurance run, 2012  Finishing time: 22:50:47
  • 1st female, new course record  Lost Lake 50k, 2012 
  • Created the Bellingham Trail Running Series, 2011
  • FKT (fastest known time) for 48 mile Trans-Zion Crossing, unsupported record (Women), 2011
  • 2nd place in the Washington Ultra Series, 2011
  • 1st place Washington Ultra Series, 2010
  • 1st female (3rd overall) in the 50 mile Rainier to Ruston Ultra, 2011
Upcoming Events/Adventures
January -- HURT 100 Endurance Run
April -- Scouting for the new Moab 200, the tephen Jones inspired course
FKT Attempt on the Arizona Trail, date TBD
FKT Attempt on the Tahoe Rim Trail, date TBD
July -- Tahoe Rim Trail 100 miler 
Training run before TNF50 San Fran, 2012. L to R: L to R: Emelie Forsberg,
Miguel Herras, me, and Francoise D'Haene