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Lupus Saved My Life

For those of you who don’t know me, I am relatively new to running. I didn’t start in middle school or high school like most other runners. It wasn’t until much later in life that I stumbled into running and fell in love. In the summer of 2016 (when I was 26 years old), I was hit with life-altering news; …

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Finding Purpose Through Endurance

We met this kick-ass woman at our recent Adventure and Wellness retreats and were blown away by her stories of the things she overcome and her accomplishments. She has achieved some absolutely unbelievable things since finding endurance sports. Here is her story.  Triumphs without difficulties are empty. Indeed, it is difficulties that make the triumph. It is no feat to …

Thank You Run Like a Girl

Dawn joined us in Costa Rica last November and we saw a huge transformation in her. She pushed herself, was up for everything and even released herself in intimate moments where she once would have been uncomfortable. Here is her story. Here is just a small piece of what Run Like a Girl means to me. Costa Rica. I went there …

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Day 4. Mandarfen to Solden

Im not one for real roller coasters… I mean I actually hate them… but the roller coaster I get to ride during Ultra races… now those I love. Day 4, Mandarin, Austria to Solden, Austria. 26kms, 2214m ascent, 1887m descent, 7 hour time cutoff. When we thought about Day 4, we had this idea that it would be a type …

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Day 3. Imst – Mandarfen

Today was the day it all changed…From how my body felt to how hard I could push to my attitude towards the race… Day 3 changed it all. Day 3. Imst, Austria to Mandarfen, Austria. 51km 3100m ascent and 2100m descent, 12h cut off time. I had never ran a 50k with over 3000m of gain before and to do it …

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Day 2. Lermoos – Imst

The hardest part of everyday… isn’t waking up or climbing or the distance… its the first few steps you take when you get out of bed. Day 2. Lermoos, Austria to Imst, Austria. 35kms, 2023m ascent, 2237m descent. For some reason I have sat down at the computer a couple of times now over the past few days to write …

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The Before…

Its not often that I get nervous for races… Im pretty easy going and full of more determination then one can imagine. What happens will happen and I know that I am fully committed to pushing as hard as I can all the time. Sure there was the unknown of the terrain, how it would feel to be running so …

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The Beginning of a Beginning

Im laying in bed, its 4:10pm on a Friday, 6 days after completing the 251km 7 day stage race… Goretex Transalpine Run. Im tired I want to sleep… I think I’m just hungry though… but I’m thirsty… I’ll just lay here a bit longer… okay fine ill get up and eat something… when will my cravings for orange juice and …

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Do it NOW!

It can’t just be me… Time is going by ridiculously fast. It’s September… The middle of Septemberin fact… Of 2016. Wasn’t it just Christmas? Didn’t I just finish my ER course? How was that already a year ago? I’m sure you’re saying exactly the same thing. Without me getting too philosophical on you, I wanted to share my thoughts. I …

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260 pounds to Freedom

I have thought through my story a thousand times in my head. Is my story even worth telling? Will I be judged?  If I tell people about my world at my lowest low, it makes it all real. It was real. Perhaps my story can help someone, somewhere. So, here I go. I am a 33 year old full time …