Patricia Burgess is an author, passionate runner, mother, wife, philanthropist, and attorney. She is the author of Smart Jocks, Long Talks and Pink Socks, the Life of Coach Robert Burgess, a biography of her father, who was a beloved coach, mentor, friend and colleague at Whitman College.  She recently published First Friends: Love, Loss and Life in Humboldt County, a short memoir about the author’s years in Northern California, where she embraced running, developed deep friendships, navigated the waters of becoming an attorney, endured the hardship of marital strife, and eventually found her internal strength to thrive as a single parent.  One of her letters is included in the collection, A Letter to my Mom, created by Lisa Erspamer, part of the “A Letter to my…” series.

Patricia writes about running, friendships, nature, and every-day life for her website and contributes guest writings to other websites and blogs. She is a contributor to Salty Running, a women's running website, and is a 261 Fearless Ambassador.

She lives with her husband in Colorado.


You can reach Patricia at patricia [dot] burgess [at] yahoo [dot] com.