"I've been running for about 4 years come this April 2018. Soon after beginning running, my first race was the Squamish 23k in August 2015. To say the least, I was terrified. I had never run a race and surprised myself by finishing and doing so while still feeling good. Afterwards, my next goal was the Squamish 50k and again, I was totally terrified. This was the first time I had run anything longer than 25 miles. Luckily I made it through (with the help of Alex by my side) and after that, my next goal was the Squamish 50-Miler. Leading up to the 50-Miler, I was uncertain if I’d finish. Even the night before the race, I was already telling myself it’d be okay to DNF a race as long as I tried my hardest. Despite this pragmatic and near negative self-talk, I finished 13 minutes shy of cut-off!Now looking ahead, my goal is to go for the Squamish 50/50 this coming summer. It has been during these races, especially the 50-Miler, where I’ve felt the strongest, bravest, and most capable that I’ve ever felt in my life. I really dig the Boldly Went hat because it’s been in running that I’ve felt I’ve most Boldly Went."
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