New Year~New Trails~New Inspirations

Happy New Year!!! 2013!!!

A cliche day to say the least, but if today is that day you decide to start a new then I am your biggest fan. Wherever you find inspiration; a date on the calendar, an undiscovered trail, your children…I do not judge. I embrace.

Lots to talk about.

Together with a few friends, I am starting a member only trail running club in the Conejo Valley. Our season kick off run will be Sunday, January 13 at Wildwood Park in Thousand Oaks, Ca. Come check us out and see what all the buzz is about. Visit our Facebook page CV Trail Runnners to join and get more details.

My photography passion is slowly turning into a small business…keep an eye out for new pictures posted on this site and my Facebook page~Erica Gratton Photography.

I recently had my race report from North Face Endurance Challenge published at Runners Illustrated. Runners Illustrated is on line publication for all things running; great articles, product reviews and happenings. If you haven’t gotten a chance to read my report, follow the link below. Grab a drink, settle in, read and then stay a while. It’s a great site. http://www.runnersillustrated.com/2012/12/slog-dark-north-face-endurance-challenge-2012/

As one year closes and a new begins, I leave you with this quote from Mary Pipher ~

“Maturity involves being honest and true to oneself, making decisions based on a conscious internal process, assuming responsibility for one’s decisions, having healthy relationships with others and developing one’s own true gifts. It involves thinking about one’s environment and deciding what one will and won’t accept.”

Always be true to yourself…now get out there, hit the trails and discover what it is that makes you you!

 

 

About Erica

Erica is the Founder of Socalultrarunning. As well as an award winning trail runner, accomplished endurance athlete, RRCA, USAT&F and Natural Running Certified Coach, Race Director, Writer, Photographer and Mother.

As an athlete, she has been featured in LAS&F and Ultrarunning magazine. Erica supports her sport of running as a member of RRCA and USAT&F. As a writer and photographer, her work has been featured in sports and fitness print publications, digital media and newspapers.

Erica is also a Founding member of Conejo Valley Trail Runners club.  CVTR is a member only club offering two weekly trail runs of varying distances in and around the Conejo Valley.

Erica continues to run competitively as she enhances the lives of people through coaching. Enabling her clients to discover the only limits they have are those in their minds.

Please email Erica at ericagratton@gmail.com or call directly (805) 807-8022 to hear how she can help attain your goals through a personalized training program, one on one training runs and video analysis.

Socalultrarunning produces the No Name 5030 Trail Races in Cheeseboro National Park, the Singletrack Stampede Trail Races in Calabasas and the Phantom Trail Races at Reagan Ranch in Agoura Hills. Visit socalultrarunning on Facebook to stay up to date on race details or visit the website at www.socalultrarunning.com for race dates.

Trail Running Escapes is also brought to you by Socalultrarunning. TRE produces Trail Running Camps in Southern California. Please visit: www.trailrunningescapes.com for more information on our camps in the Santa Monica and Sierra Nevada Mountains. Follow us on Facebook too!