Tracy MacDonough

Tracy MacDonough

Tracy is a banana slug and orange-bellied newt enthusiast. You can find her saving both creatures from imminent squishing while out on a rainy trail run, much to the chagrin of her training partners. She has an advanced degree in Neurobiology and currently works for a pharmaceutical company making drugs that help your immune system fight cancer. Tracy lives with her husband and two cats in the coastal redwoods of Santa Cruz, California. You can follow her trail adventures on Instagram @tmacdono

Learning to be Courageous

As I was getting out of the car at my favorite trailhead after a long commute home from work, all I wanted was to move my body underneath the bright sun before we both tucked in for the evening. There was nothing special about it, just my regular Tuesday run through the forest.