A veteran of eight marathons with a competitive streak a mile long,
Sarah Bowen Shea is a freelance writer specializing in fitness,
health, gear, and parenting. She contributes to a variety of
publications, including Shape, SELF, Runner''s World, Whole
, and the New York Times
. She lives in
Portland, Oregon, with her husband, Jack, and three young children,
including boy-girl twins.
A dedicated if not natural runner, Dimity McDowell writes regularly
about sports and fitness for a range of magazines, including
and ESPN: The Magazine
. She lives
and runs (at 5,280 feet) in Denver, Colorado, with her husband,
Grant, two kids, and two dogs.