At night we run

At Night We Run

We ran under the moon not long ago and it was as magical to me as it always was. We couldn’t see it from where we started and had to earn the lunar view at the top. once there, I invited everyone to pause and turn off our headlamps. let’s look up, I said. I was so taken with the night sky dotted with stars and constellations I didn’t know the names of, I hoped the others might be too.

Just the fact that we too are part of space, that our bodies are healthy and strong, that we get to run – at night – for fun and without knowing exactly how our bodies are able to do it. That’s a bushel full of miracles right there, people. As is often the case, folks don’t always share my sense of wonder and bone-deep gratitude for mysteries like these.

But I know myself and what a feat it is to keep track of my keys some days, so I know I’d be lost if I had to beat my heart, breathe my lungs, and coordinate my limbs every literal step of the way. That profundity is not lost on me, and it’s okay that folks don’t always get it. Then again, that’s a mystery to me too.

“It’s a Practice. It’s not a Perfect.” | Kriste on Nicole DeBoom’s Run This World Podcast

*Note: This article is penned by Nicole DeBoom

Kriste Peoples magically fell into my life when I was looking for local models for Skirt Sports. We’ve always worked hard to showcase real women from the community of all ages, sizes, ethnic diversity and more. From the first moment she smiled for the camera, it was obvious she was special.

Kriste has that glow. That magical glow that truly special people exude when they’re smiling (and even when they’re not smiling) – they light up the world from the inside out.

Kriste has been on the show before – Mile Repeat 7 from October 2018 – “Kriste Peoples Says YES.” Because that has always been her philosophy which you’ll hear more about today.

But what’s interesting is that she has also realized there are very important times to say no. Like when I reached out to her in June to talk about systemic racism in our country. She was so devastated by the events that had recently occurred that her answer at that time was… no.


This is so important to recognize because we do need to support those moments in our lives when we need to regroup, renourish our souls, find our new paths. I’m going through one right now myself.


Today Kriste has emerged stronger, with a deep emotional perspective on what is happening to our country. And she has also discovered some new tools to help find the calm within the storm – namely meditation. In fact she is launching her first ever guided meditation course called “Mindfulness: A Contemplative Intro to Awareness Meditation.” Check it out! It’s only $20 for 4 sessions starting November 16, 2020.


There are so many nuggets today that I decided to simply pull some quotes for you to simmer on and explore:


“I’m not in a sinkhole. I’m good.”


“It’s dangerous to walk this world in a black body.”


“Going outside of your comfort zone is going into the unknown.”


“Running is a moving meditation. It can offer some real restoration.”


“Trail running is my jam.”


“We can do hard things.”


“Meditation is a practice. It’s not a perfect.”


FINAL NUGGET “Celebrate yourself because every day is a new opportunity.”


For more on Nicole DeBoom, go to her website, and listen to her podcast Run this World ( & follow her on social @NicoleDeBoom)