Last year, Endurance magazine’s Casey Saussy attended the Run Wild Trail Running and Wellness Retreat at Vagabond Ranch.
You can read about her experience in her story, published in the February issue of Endurance magazine, and posted here on the magazine’s website.
The story begins:
“On a warm Thursday night last August, I gathered with a group of women who were strangers to me in the homey living room of a lodge at Vagabond Ranch deep in the Colorado wilderness near the Continental Divide. We were to spend the next four days running in the woods, eating, doing yoga and learning other body-wise-trail-chick kinds of things at the Run Wild Trail Running and Wellness Retreat.
Unsure of what to expect, I wondered if I would make friends. Or would I completely embarrass myself and be left behind running on mountainous singletrack where the air is oh-so thin? Would our host, Elinor Fish, a Leadville Trail 100 Mile Race finisher and former editor of Trail Runner magazine, be Type-A intense and run us to exhaustion?
All my fears turned out to be silly. Rather than being intimidating, Elinor was inviting, disarming, welcoming and inclusive. The Run Wild Retreat experience invoked all the best childhood memories of summer sleep-away camp – even making s’mores over a campfire.”
Keep reading the full story here: http://www.endurancemag.com/index.php/endurance-blog/event-preview-trail-running-retreat-no-experience-necessary.html