Katie Arnold

Author's Bio

Katie Arnold (@raisingrippers) is a freelance journalist and editor who writes Raising Rippers for Outside online. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with her husband, two young daughters, and puppy Pete.

DIY: R2R2R

Everything you need to know about staging a Grand Canyon double crossing.

Motivating Kids to Run

When news broke earlier this week that six-year-old Keelan Glass finished the Showdown Half Marathon in Fairfield, Texas, in under three hours, news outlets picked it up as the anomaly it appeared to...

Slow Down Your World

These days, it seems hurrying has become our default pace. We might not be able to slow time, but we can stretch it and steal it and maybe even make peace with it. Here are five ways to enjoy your...

Training Secrets from a Multisport Dad

Move your body every day. That’s the key to staying fit and happy, says Will Gadd, a three-time X Games ice climbing champion, accomplished rock climber, and expert kayaker.

Picking a Puppy

Selecting a dog that loves kids and adventure equally can be challenging. The author scours the internet and breeding facilities for the perfect puppy.

Inflatable SUPing: Fun for the Whole Family

When the author's girls were big enough to try stand-up paddleboarding on an inflatable SUP, they fell in love with the sport. And so she sought out the best board for herself and her kids. The...

CrossFit for Kids

CrossFit isn't just for adults. There are over a thousand programs nationwide specifically designed for kids. Is this a good thing?

10 Tips for Exploring Alone

Even parents need alone time. Follow these 10 tips for the perfect solitary adventure weekend.

Chasing Swells and Raising a Ripper

When you're a parent of young children and work full time, you can come up with plenty of excuses for blowing off exercise. Just don't tell them to Pam Smith.