Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
Howard Thurman

Yitka Winn is a freelance writer and editor.

She’s been writing since she was seven years old and has no intention of stopping anytime soon. She is a contributing editor (formerly associate editor) at Trail Runner magazine, a running columnist for OutdoorsNW magazine, and a regular contributor to the REI blog.

Her writing and photography have also appeared on Outside Online, Red Bulletin, iRunFar, RootsRated, Gear Institute, Run the Alps, and Trail Run ProjectShe studied creative writing at Oberlin College, with some continuing educationpart formal, part DIYin web design and development.

When she’s not storytelling, she can be found running mountain trails, snowboarding, skate skiing, traveling, doing yoga, reading, cooking, baking, or striking up enthusiastic conversation with strangers. She currently lives in Seattle.

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Yitka Winn running in Iceland.

Running in northern Iceland, on assignment for Trail Runner magazine. Photo by David Clifford.

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