Hi! I’m Gina, founder of Trail Sisters. I wanted to share a little bit about my background, and why/how this project began.
In 2011, I jumped on board with Trail Runner magazine as their Advertising Manager. At the time, Ashley Hunter Arnold was the Associate Editor. Ashley and I were both competing at a high level, and ended up being great training partners. And if that wasn’t enough, we were also housemates.
Ashley and I spent practically every-day all-day together, and the main topic always revolved around running. We were each other’s biggest fan and motivator, we were also the thorn in each others side. We were sisters…Trail Sisters.
My hope is to create a community where anyone can visit and find camaraderie, empowerment, and motivation from shared stories and experiences.
The relationship that we had was empowering, and the epitome of camaraderie. It was special, and something that everyone should have the chance to experience.
It’s with this experience in mind that I decided to curate TrailSisters.net. My hope is to create a community where anyone can visit and find camaraderie, empowerment, and motivation from shared stories and experiences.
Historically, women don’t have very much voice in sport (for multiple reasons), so this site serves as a platform for female expression. The information can be digested by everyone, but will always come from a female’s point of view.
Since we come from different backgrounds, shapes, and speeds, we have included contributors from all corners of the spectrum. One of the goals is to make sure every reader who visits the site can leave feeling connected, comforted, and that they too, are a Trail Sister.
I believe we can grow stronger when we come together, and that power in numbers aids to personal and communal success. Trail Sisters is a vessel to help pilot us to positive, inspirational, and memorable experiences.
I hope you enjoy the site!