Too wild for this world: essential rebellion in ultrarunning and entrepreneurship

  Working for yourself is scary and challenging. This past week, I've interviewed a couple of young, creative entrepreneurs who are either in the process of, or already have taken the plunge into self employment. Speaking with these guys, I was inspired, impressed, and most of all, struck by how similar entrepreneurship is to ultrarunning.…

I guess I can’t say “winter is coming” anymore

This morning I woke up in the middle of the sky to an intercom voice announcing initial descent into Newark, New Jersey. I opened my eyes to see the sun peeking over the blanket of clouds and immediately resented the East coast for being three hours ahead of the time zone I've grown accustomed to. After eating,…

What danger is there if you don’t think of any?

I have a truly horrible sense of direction, but I hear that getting lost helps you find yourself. One sunshiny day last week, I woke up feeling hungry for adventure. About twenty minutes of internet research had me set on hiking the Castle Crags Dome Trail. I remember reading about Castle Crags in Cheryl Strayed’s…

I ate Gregory and don’t feel bad about it

WARNING: This may offend some people. And if it does, I encourage you to continue reading with an open mind. Sometimes, when I’m in a rush or otherwise not paying attention to the buttons I’m pressing or where my mouse is, the image of a severed goat’s head in a cage pops up on my…

YES! I aM Crazy! It’s LiBerating, you should Try it!”

When I first started this blog, it was primarily about running. It’s my true love, the thing that saved my life and keeps me going. That’s kind of why I chose the name “irunintotrees.”* Trail running is way better than road running (obviously) and sometimes, when I’m not paying attention (often) or when I run…

He calls me “Miss Spiritual Tramp of 1948”

Over the past several months, I've re-read a few different pieces of literature originally introduced in my hazy high school years. I'm at a point where books and movies I first experienced over 10 years ago have exciting new meanings. Re-reading "Brave New World" helped inspire my move to Brooklyn (I can explain). Quotes from…

And on the thirteenth day, the giant mechanical crablegs munched some power line spaghetti and said, “Let there be LIGHT!”

After almost two weeks of darkness, the power was finally restored at my house this past Sunday! It's so nice to walk into a warm, glowing home and not have to worry about boiling water to pour into my turtle's tank anymore. But the Leonids meteor shower  is going on right now, so I'm actually…