Growing up in the Bay Area, Susan spent some of her days playing around the wilds of the Berkeley Hills and car-tripping sporadically to Tahoe or Yosemite, but mostly just tried to blend in with urban life. After college in Southern California, lacking direction but knowing she wasn’t cut out for LA life, she fled to the desert for a change of pace. In Arizona Susan found endurance sports as an outlet for her inner frustrations and completed an Iyengar-based 200 hour yoga teacher training program. After relocating to the PNW, she chased her athletic ambitions as a competitive ultrarunner for several years and fed her hunger for continued education with a Primal Health Coach certification in 2017. She is most at ease on the trail, on a yoga mat or with her nose in a book.
2016 Crystal Mountain Sky Marathon F-2 (1st Masters)
2016 Mt. Ashland Hillclimb 13.3 Miler F-1
2016 Echo Valley 10K Trail Run F-1
2015 Siskiyou Outback 50 mile F-1
2015 2015 Volcanic 50 F-1
2015 Javelina Jundred 100K F-1
2014 North Face Endurance Challenge 50 mi F-11
2014 Down N’ Dirty Trail Half Marathon F-1
2014 Siskiyou Outback 50K F-3
2013 Oregon Trail 50K Series Age Group Champion F30-39
2013 Flagline 50K F-2
2013 Siskiyou Outback 50K F-2
2013 Granite Man 10 Mile Mountain Run F-3
2013 Gorge Waterfalls 50K F-3(tie)
2012 Eugene Marathon F-11 (3:04 PR)
You can find more of her personal story as a runner, aspiring writer, introvert and wanderer at susanbarrows.com.
Prior to Dirty Good Company, Paul spent 12 years as founding editor of Trifuel.com and several years thereafter helping athletes with performance nutrition at BASE Performance. Presently he works for RaceCenter Magazine as Editor and columnist. In an effort to further his understanding of proper nutrition and optimum mental health, Paul completed 2 years of coursework to receive his certification as both a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and Primal Health Coach. Paul has pursued an endurance sports lifestyle for going on 3 decades. Currently he craves long mountain bike rides and trail runs, and occasionally heads to the coast to surf.
Find more of his story and writing on Made Bravely.