I cast competitive trail runner Tabor Hemming for this Merrell x Runner’s World branded article. “Some people regard mountains as challenges to conquer. Colorado resident and trail runner Tabor Hemming sees them as partners in an ongoing adventure. ‘Trail running and hiking has allowed me an outlet to think, meditate, and enjoy life,’ she said. ‘The trail has no judgment, no preconceived notions, or opinions; instead, it embraces me and lets me get lost in the feeling of being stress-free.’” Read more about Tabor’s journey at