Virginia Reinert

Author: Virginia Reinert

Virginia Reinert left professional contemporary dance in 2016, and went right back to the woods she’d played in as a kid – this time as a trail runner. She lives and runs near Seattle, Washington, and couldn’t imagine teaching middle school language arts & social studies without the joy of trail running to balance things out. She’s currently plotting her first ultra while not grading papers and reading too late at bedtime.


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Back to Joy

When I went for my first run, I was about 10. I had always been the kid who could play outside for hours on end,