Kriste was very active as a child and that continued throughout her adulthood. After moving to CO she realized that she was having trouble breathing just walking upstairs and as an active person Kriste didn’t accept that. After acclimating to her new surroundings and seeking help from a running coach, Kriste went from being winded on the stairs to doing what she loved, running. Kriste also really enjoyed hiking and wanted to see more of the trail faster, which led her to trail running.
Trail running, like many outdoor activities, noticeably lacks diversity and can often pose quite an obstacle for many people. A feeling she has experienced firsthand, Kriste advocates for diversity, equity, and inclusion and strives to make space for those who may not feel like trail running is for them. Kriste leverages her experience and knowledge as a trail running coach and meditation instructor. She likes to sprinkle in meditation mindsets into her coaching to highlight awareness while running.
Kriste is part of so many amazing organizations; she is on the board of Running Start, a self-defense and personal safety trainer at Impact Personal Safety of CO, the program director at Women’s Wilderness, and a Coach for Life’s Too Short Fitness. Most of these organizations have a common thread of empowerment and facilitating outdoor adventure activities for women and nonbinary folks.
Check her out at, KristePeoples.com or on Instagram @KristePeoples.
Hosted by Jacalyn Gross
Produced by Jeremy Canaria
Edited by Jacalyn Gross