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!

Morgan Sjogren, Trail running and living in Utah / Bears Ears National Monument

You can call me: Morgan or Mo


I’m a free range raconteur focused on the outdoors, human powered adventure and public lands. My first book, The Best Bears Ears National Monument Hikes is now available! When I’m not writing I’m usually exploring the world on a two-footed quest for new trails, hidden treasure and the next adventure. Currently I’m based in Arizona but I spend most of my time living on the road, or more precisely, outside in the wilderness. You can keep up with my “Running Bum” adventures on Instagram.

Morgan Sjogren, Trail running and living in Utah / Bears Ears National Monument

Running: 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. This year my running goals are as much about racing as adventure. Let’s just say the mountains are calling….

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)


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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