Category: Blog

Connie Shieh: Bringing Run Love to the East Bay

This is part of the Arete Community Series leading up to our 2018 team launch.   We will be featuring Arete members from various chapter on the blog and social media in the next two weeks. Our teammates join us for various reasons: to…

Melissa McConnell: Rediscovering Grit

This is part of the Arete Community Series leading up to our 2018 team launch. We will be featuring Arete members from various chapter on the blog and social media in the next two weeks. Our teammates join us for various reasons: to chase…

Becky Lavelle: From Professional Triathlete to Arete Teammate

This is part of the Arete Community Series leading up to our 2018 team launch. We will be featuring Arete members from various chapter on the blog and social media in the next two weeks. Our teammates join us for various reasons: to chase…

An Ode to the Girls

October 11 is International Day of the Girl: a day that celebrates girls and their quest to reach their full potential, explore their leadership and enjoy full human rights. ~~~ By Mary Wright Arete Co-Fouder & Director It took me thirty years to finally…

Arete SF Peninsula 2018: A Sneak Peak With Leader Stephanie Gallinetti

  As our Arete family grows to new locations, we are committed to bringing dynamic, inclusive run lovers as Team Leaders to your city.  We are thrilled to open a new chapter in 2018 under the leadership of Stephanie Gallinetti in the San Francisco Peninsula…

Catching up with Meredith Mills: Arete Masters Runner Extraordinaire

We are a diverse team of women who bond over our love of running and the strength that comes from working together to push ourselves and our teammates to overcome new physical and mental obstacles. When we envisioned this team, we never pictured having…

Arete: Behind the Connection

Most of us seek a community in which we truly belong: where we can be fully ourselves while exploring experiences that bring meaning to our lives. On team Arete we strive to create authentic belonging through our shared love of running. We believe that…

Get to Know Your Squad: Katie Freed, East Bay

We pride ourselves in creating a diverse network of female runners of various paces, intentions, and backgrounds. Get to know teammate from our newest Arete Oakland team with a few quick takes. Welcome, Katie! We’re happy to share miles with you this year. 1….

Jersey up – so much more than a uniform.

I remember pinning on that cross country race number each weekend to that navy blue singlet in high school, trying to line up the number straight below the golden S-O-Q-U-E-L. Besides allowing me to legally compete in meets, that uniform carried so many other…

Doc Liz Martin: On Being a Beginner

As we grow into adulthood, it seems there are less opportunities to be beginners. We step into our routines and find comfort in the rhythm of our lives and the ease of doing what we do well. And time. Who has the time to try…

What we’ve been up to…

Since the season launched in February, it’s been non-stop: running, laughing, overcoming, supporting, connecting, strengthening. It’s been so much life through running. To think we only had a handful of women a year ago and now we’re approaching 60 members is pretty amazing.  We’re…

She Who Adventures: Charissa Rujavanech

 {Our teammate Charissa lives her life as an authentic adventure. She’s a socially conscious game changer by passion and profession. And she takes her love of movement all over the world. She brings a down-to-earth cheerful spirit to the team and contagious warmth as…