Ultra trail runner Sherry Traher took a few spare moments from her wildly busy schedule to talk about running. She’s a mother of four, with daughters in high school and sixth grade and twin sons in second grade. Working from home, she delivers customer service for JetBlue. And did we mention she also teaches at her local gym?
I’m out of the door and on the trail usually by 5 in the morning. My day starts early so I can get in the necessary training in before my kids all get up and need to get to school.
Those mountain trails around Traher’s Ogden, Utah home are the reason she switched from marathons to trail running a decade ago. I could get more mileage in on the trails, and my body didn’t hurt as much. I could run 15 miles on the trail, and it felt like I had done 7 miles on the road. And when you get out of the city and off the road, you can get a kind of mental clarity.