The Way We Live Now
Post-pandemic trends

Carlie Spencer

Twitter: @carliespencer Hometown: Freehold, N.J. Professor: Christina Tapper Class: Magazine Writing Takeaway: As I reported this story, the notion of how precious and short our lives can be was always present. Death is never easy, and rarely planned, but my subject handled everything that was thrown at her with grace. I was in awe of her dedication, not only to obstacle course racing, but to celebrating the memory of her mom.


Running and Recovery

Laura Cisneros lost her best friend in a racecar accident, then her mother to cancer. In grueling obstacle course races, she tried to work out her grief.