The Running Bum

Running Wild With Words

Running wild with words anywhere in the world I can get to with my running shoes and a pen!


You can call me: Morgan or Mo


Lives: Om the road in a yellow Jeepsy Caravan. Exploring the world on a two-footed quest for new trails, hidden treasure and the next story.

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Runs: After spending the past decade racing track (5K/1500) I dove feet first into trail running in 2016.  I love to compete but I also love to spend hours roaming in beautiful places. This sport blends the two perfectly! Ultimately I view running as a lifelong passion (I started when I was 9) and my vehicle to see the world. I don’t care much for numbers but here are some recent race results:

10th U.S. Trail Marathon National Championships, Moab, UT (Nov. 2017)

2nd Hideaway 50K, Winter Park, CO (Sept. 2017)–First ultra!

14th U.S. Mountain Running Championships, Cranmore, NH (June 2017)

10th U.S. Trail Marathon National Championships, Moab, UT (Nov. 2016)

6th U.S. Trail Half Marathon National Championships, Bellingham, WA (Oct. 2016)


Loves: Adventure (even when things go wrong), burritos, beer, ketchup on ketchup, pickles, sleeping outside, devouring books, writing when inspiration strikes, spontaneous travel, trying new things, sharing strange stories around the campfire or dive bar counter and finding out what’s beyond the next twist in the trail….


Hates: Heights–but I revert back to my motto to try anything….


Read more:

5 Women Who Are Changing The face of Running

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Runner’s World: Eat Like An Elite

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Men’s Journal


Morgan Hope Sjögren is the ultimate “Running Bum”. With an above average appetite for adventure, Morgan lives and trains out of her Jeep as she moves from one mountain town to the next, chronicling her stories as a freelance writer. In this episode Rick and Morgan talk about what it’s like to navigate through life on your own terms while meeting new people and eating cold burritos.

LionHeart Radio Podcast

The Runner Diaries

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National Monuments: Play, Love, Protect

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