As trail running continues to grow in popularity as both an invigorating and healthy transport from our everyday lives of routine and predictability into adventure and exploration, so do the many positive side effects of participating in this great sport.
Author: Christy Williams
Christy is a professional photographer and running coach. She is passionate about coaching both her high school cross-country team and individual athletes. She is driven to help mentor/coach athletes back to health and activities such as running, hiking and biking who deal with chronic health conditions such as MS, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, etc. Christy herself lives, trains and races with an auto-immune disease called Sero-Negative Spondyloarthropathy that affects her spine, peripheral joints and overall systemic health. She is currently in remission due to a new biologic medicine she receives monthly by infusion. Since her doctors once said she would never run again she embraces every day she has while in remission to do just that. Run. Her passion is first and foremost trail running and exploring all the beautiful trails and mountains that bring so much energy and joy.Christy is a wife, mom of two kids and a golden retriever. She is a 2X Ironman Boulder finisher, Xterra Pan Am Championship and Xterra Beaver Creek finisher and trail runner of many amazing destinations and races.
I set out to do a trail run early one morning, just like I would any other morning. The air was especially cool and a