Back on The Trail: Return to Running

In the Runner’s World spring special issue, The Trail, there’s a piece I did about my return to running after nearly twenty years on the bench.  Like many writers I know, I used to be a runner and for years it was a huge part of my life.  But I had to leave the sport because of knee injuries for what I thought would be forever.  Then last year, after reading Chris McDougall’s Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen, I started again with some minimalist shoes on the trails along the Mississippi. And while I’m not as fast as I used to be, it’s so nice to be back out there that it doesn’t seem to matter.  Because I can still remember what it’s like to run fast.  Now I want to know what it’s like to run far.  (The piece isn’t online, but you can, apparently, get it on your ipad or iphone.)


  1. Thanks so much Lorie. That’s very nice of you, and I’m glad to hear you enjoyed the story. That one came from the heart. And of course, you’re more than welcome to reference it.

  2. I loved your article in Runner’s World. You are such an excellent writer. Thank you for sharing your story! I look forward to reading your works more often. I hope it’s okay to reference your article on my blog. Thank you.

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