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.

The 12-Year-Old Kayaking Champion's Big Plan

GoPro Games champion Sage Donnelly has her eyes set on the World Freestyle Championships—and from pro paddlers twice her age to diabetes, nothing is going to stand in her way.

The Painful Ecstasy of Ultrarunning

Midway through her first 50-mile trail race, Katie Arnold finds out that running may just be the easiest thing in the world—once you get over the competition, pain, and landscape that doesn't seem to...

The Family That Carries Their Life on Their Bikes

After quitting their jobs and selling their house, Coloradoans Erica and Mark Lighthiser packed it up—kids, dog, possessions—and started pedaling north. How far will their journey take them?

A 40-Year-Old Kayaker Gets Back in the Game

When Polly Green set out to work her way back to kayaking's World Championships, she had no idea that she'd end up documenting the rise of the sport's next generation

The Secrets of Happy Families

Columnist Bruce Feiler’s new book The Secrets of Happy Families has a novel strategy for overwhelmed parents in need of a break: give kids more control

Invent a Game, Win $10,000

The Clif Kid Backyard Game of the Year contest encourages children to invent their own outdoor games rather than sitting in front of the TV. The top prize? A scholarship for ten grand.

Cross-Training With Trail Yoga

No one wants to be stuck in a yoga studio when the weather is nice. The solution? Take your practice to the trails.

Make Time for Slow Time

You only get so much time with your kids before they’re grown up. After a family trip to the hot springs, Katie Arnold meditates on how best to spend it.

What American Idol Taught Me About Running

It may sound cheesy, but Katie Arnold swears that watching American Idol has helped her win ultramarathons—and that if you’re willing to pay attention, it could help you, too