About Me

Running the Desert Rats Kokopelli 150 Race (2017)
I'm an adventurer first and foremost. I'm an entrepreneur at heart and I spend a lot of time in front of a computer working on my business, Destination Trail. I am an avid trail runner, but I have learned that if I have the choice of skiing up and down a snowy mountain or running it, I'll always choose skiing! I enjoy using all the tools I can to explore and I love mountain biking, back country skiing, slack lining in addition to trail running which will always be my first love due to its perfect simplicity.

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?" 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/ 100k/40mi/20mi races, point-to-point trail races in the Cascade Mountains.  My latest adventure event is the 240 mile Moab 240 Endurance Run. I own Destination Trail, LLC, a company that organizes some of the most scenic, challenging and, well, LONG 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 DirectionAltra, and Muir Energy!

Welcome! I love hearing from you. Please feel free to send me feedback at runcandicerun@gmail.com or comment on my posts. You can also reach me about work related questions at: racedirector@destinationtrailrun.com

Be the mountain: be playful, be wild, be dangerous but never, never be boring.

Running the HURT 100, by Rob Lahoe

Athletic/Professional Highlights
  • 3rd place Capitol Peak 50 mile (April 2018)
  • 3rd place Badger Mountain 50mile (March 2018)
  • 3rd place Ray Miller 50k, 2017
  • 2017: Created the Moab 240, which will debuted in October. See Moab200.com
  • HURT 100, 2nd place female, 2016 Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 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
You can find me on the road adventuring in my Toyota truck or on some of the most remote terrain I can find. Skiing, Trail running, mountain biking, adventuring.

May 27 Annecy Maxi Race 15k Annecy, France
June 2 Red Devil Challenge 50k Cashmere, WA
June 23 San Juan Solstice 50mile Lake City, Colorado
June 21 Tahoe Rim Trail 100 mile incline Village, NV