When my life turned into an angry, swirling frenzy, there wasn’t enough running in any given day to exorcize it all. That said, I did my best.

Meet Author Karen Donohue

I am a 50-year-old, ultra-running, mother of 2. I have run over 60 ultra marathons and over time have come to understand that there is a breed that gravitates to this sort of compulsion. The draw isn't always running, but it almost always about pain and healing. I’ve tried to capture that in Running Shorts, my collection of fictional short stories based loosely on my own life and stories told to me on the trails.


-Excerpt from
​  The Pain is the Point