The February issue of Trailrunner magazine has a writeup of my JMT speed hike in the "Making Tracks" section. I am honored that they chose to report it and am overall pleased with the article. Kate, the writer, was pleasant and enthusiastic. I am slightly disappointed, however, that the finished product turned into a bit of a female-empowerment piece after much back-and-forth Q&A covering many other aspects of the undertaking. NOT that I'm against empowering women, but I wish the focus had been more on the adventure itself and not on gender. It's obvious that I'm female, so people can draw their own conclusions about what that means to them, if anything. Perhaps it's simply impossible for one to be completely satisfied with what is written about her... or maybe I'm just too much of a perfectionist!!
The photographer, Brian S., took a bunch of photos on the Ray Miller Trail here in the Santa Monica Mountains. It was very strange to "pose" for running shots! (He gave permission to use his photos on my blog.)