Distance running is inherently contradictory. It's a calculated discipline developed over years, yet it in one instant can become an act of faith. It is empowering as it is humbling. A self-expression and a mirror onto oneself. Its physical demands increase the capacity of our limbs, lungs and hearts, but not before beating them down. It is dependable. It is fickle. It is success. It is failure. It is surprise. It is disappointment. It is intensely personal. It is a shared endeavor. This is an archive as much as it is a celebration of the expanse running has to offer and the countless ways in which it can stretch the soul.
Teresa McWalters is a semi-professional distance runner and full-time architectural designer, based out of San Francisco, California. She treads a fine line between both worlds, deriving inspiration from each to fuel the other. For her, running is a way of life as much as it is an act of faith: a portal into the epic dimension of the natural world. She invites you to join her wherever the running may lead. You need only a pair of shoes and a will to keep running.