running

179 – Passing the Baton to Sarah Ratzlaff

It was August 2019 and I couldn’t sleep. I had just received word that our biggest account had decided with no notice to simply “not take” the inventory they had committed to that season. My thigh was twitching. It didn’t stop for 3 months. I couldn’t stop the negative thought cycle. I’d been here before. […]

175 – How Cindie Collins Learned to Hold On & Let Go

I met Cindie Collins through the amazing Skirt Sports ambassador community. In 2019, she was one of the featured speakers at the Skirt Ambassador retreat. Her talk was called STROKE – Suffer The Results Or Kickass Everyday. When Cindie was 27 years old, she was pushing hard, working three jobs and striving for what she […]

174 – Amanda McCracken 41 Year Old Virgin No Longer

Amanda McCracken is many things: award-winning writer, competitive endurance athlete, massage therapist, daughter, wife, soon-to-be-mom, and more recently than you’d expect, no longer a virgin. I’ve known of Amanda for years; we run in the same athletic circles in Boulder, Colorado. What’s funny is that she’s a little more well-known for her outspoken writing about […]

172 – Darrietta Lee Transformed & Empowered

I first met Darrietta in person at the 2018 Skirt Sports Ambassador Retreat in Boulder, Colorado. She stood out from the crowd as our only black muslim athlete but she also blended in so perfectly with her shared commitment to health and fitness that our ambassador community prioritizes. I knew I needed to have her […]

151 – Olympic Hopeful Nell Rojas’ Strength is her Strength

Nell Rojas is a late-start marathon runner - and it suits her. At 32, she qualified handily for the Olympic Marathon Trials in her first marathon ever. Then she followed it up with a 2:28 win at her second marathon and a top 15 ranking in the US. We all have interesting and often winding paths to the things we were meant to pursue. Nell is no different, but the really intriguing part of her story is that her success and ability to tap into her greatness seem to be happening almost by mistake - or maybe by default! Like there's a grand master plan that she is just stepping into at the exact time she's supposed to.

150 – “I’ve Always Loved Change” Runners Brittany Charboneau and Jenni Nettik Trust Their Guts

Meet Brittany Charboneau and Jenni Nettik - runners, coaches, dreamers, fun-creators. Brittany is one of the country's newest distance stars, fresh off a win at the 2019 Marine Corps Marathon and gunning for the 2020 Marathon Trials. Jenni is the founder of Mercuria Running, a coaching business that focuses on more than just running - it's about nurturing a passion for the sport without the "at all costs" philosophy of most hard core programs.