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EB46: Finding Accomplishment and Fun on the Trails – Creepy Crawlies & Critters – A Chat with Shae Vaughan


“…it all has to do with yourself…that feeling of accomplishment. Even when hurting you can push through it.” – Shae Vaughan

Between going to classes and cheerleading during her college years, Shae Vaughan of Texas was looking for something else to keep busy. She laced up some sneakers, headed out the door and very quickly loved to run.

Shae Vaughan at Creepy Crawlies & Critters (Credit:

Shae Vaughan at Creepy Crawlies & Critters (Credit:

And then a mountain bike purchase led to exploring some of the local trails.

A realization – “I can run these as well.”

Shae recently won the 10km adventure at the Creepy Crawlies & Critters 10km women’s only race in 45:52, on the relaxed trails at YMCA Camp Cypress in Buda, Texas. Enjoy our chat that includes the following musings and other useful goodies for you:

  • why running?
  • memories from those first trail runs and races (plus lessons learned)
  • training
  • tips for road to trail newbie
  • memories from Creepy Crawlies & Critters – “Hey, a fox”

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About the author

David Hanenburg David Hanenburg is the passionate dirt-lovin' creator of Endurance Buzz and has been playing in the endurance sports world since 2000 after knockin' the dust off of his Trek 950 hardtail thanks to a friend asking to go ride some local dirt. In 2007 he ran his first ultra on the trails and fell in love with the sport and its people. For more information on David's endurance sports journey, check out the About page.

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