Thursday, January 3, 2008

Trailrunner article

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.)

8 comments:

Jamie said...

Awesome! I'll have to pick it up this weekend. Good on you!

bruno said...

way to go sue!!!

Garrett M said...

your accomplishments in the Feb. issue of Trail Runner article are truly inspiring. i believe it said that you spent something like 5 months by yourself in the mountains hiking the appalachian and long trails is amazing, and pretty hardcore. keep on truckin'

Sam said...

Sue, I thought the article was fairly good overall, although I wish it had more about the highs and lows you experienced on the JMT, the lessons learned, etc. I had my wife read it and her response was, "She's amazing". Mine in return was, "Yet wonderfully modest". I think the TR editors were going for the amazing response.

Congratulations on your JMT adventure !

Sam
theworldatdawn.blogspot.com

olga said...

You "pose" very natural! Way to go, Sue!

Loomdog said...

Sue Rocks! Hey you going to comeout east for Grindstone??? We miss you.

davidultra49 said...

Sue good article. It doesn't really matter how it came off. I think that everyone should understand that doing a feat such as the one you accomplished. Is a big deal regardless of gender. All I saw was a fellow trail runner getting it done. Congrats.

Sue said...

Thank you all for the kind words. :)