The Cleanest Line
Craig Holloway

Craig Holloway

Craig Holloway is a writer, yoga practioner and former ultramarathon runner who is passionate about Chinese medicine.

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See You Out There

See You Out There

Feb 9, 2015 February 9, 2015

When I lived in Chicago I ran like there was no tomorrow. Sundays had me running long steady miles, Mondays were a set up for double-down Tuesdays, and Wednesday’s leg screaming repeats on the University of Illinois’s Circle Campus track provided the week’s endorphin highlight. A friend whom I… Read More

Red Shins

Red Shins

Sep 15, 2014 September 15, 2014

Back in February, I started volunteering for the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy (OVLC), a nonprofit that protects open space through land acquisitions and conservation easements. They have a number of preserves scattered across the valley and the Valley View Preserve was their newest one. OVLC volunteers had already… Read More

Dan Malloy’s Slow Is Fast – The Book and DVD

Dan Malloy’s Slow Is Fast – The Book and DVD

Nov 21, 2013 November 21, 2013

Thumbing through my recently purchased copy of Dan Malloy’s Slow Is Fast paperback, I felt the same elation I had as a teenager buying new vinyl. Listening to Yes’s double album, Tales From Topographic Oceans, I would carefully examine Roger Dean’s ethereal cover art as Jon Anderson… Read More

Time On His Feet – A Former Runner Looks Back

Time On His Feet – A Former Runner Looks Back

Jan 31, 2012 January 31, 2012

I ran my last ultra on a warm, spring day in Wisconsin five years ago.  The course was surprisingly tough – small roller coaster hills come at you like black flies. Crossing the finish line I didn’t feel the exhilaration that I normally do after a race. I chalked… Read More

Ventura River Clean Up

Ventura River Clean Up

Apr 13, 2010 April 13, 2010

On a chilly Friday afternoon I took the short walk from Patagonia’s campus to the parking lot for the Ventura River, where employees of Patagonia, Deckers and Horny Toad had gathered for our first Backyard Collective clean up. This stewardship event… Read More

Breakin’ Mama’s China

Breakin’ Mama’s China

Nov 24, 2009 November 24, 2009

The Hardrock Hundred Mile Endurance Run through Colorado’s San Juan Mountains starts and finishes in the mountain town of Silverton, and has a total elevation gain of 33,000 feet. I’d met my friend Roch Horton at Grouse Gulch, the 42-mile mark, intending to pace him as far… Read More

The Retail Life

The Retail Life

Jul 23, 2009 July 23, 2009

Before I came to work at Patagonia, I was employed for many years with an outdoor retailer in Evanston, Illinois. It’s the customers I remember best. There were Gary and Sally, who would drop by to talk about their yearly rafting trip to Montana. Alan liked to hand me… Read More

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