My First Ultra: Squamish 50 miler

12:24:19
My official finish time.
It's taken me months to process it and I don't even know what emotion I was feeling as I crossed that finish line. I want to say it was overwhelming joy and gratitude and thankfulness to have finished the race so successfully for my first ultra... but the primary emotion was mostly gratefulness to not have to run a single step further? Relief?!!! I want to say that I was ecstatic. And I was. But it took a few minutes to sink in... months actually. And now when I look back, it's an overwhelming mix of gratitude, joy, pride, thankfulness, humility...


The start of the journey…

My running journey really only began a few years ago... I haven't always been a runner although I sincerely wish that I had been a runner all my life! My running journey was initially motivated by weight loss, a desire to improve my health and wellness, stress relief, and eventually transitioned into just a love of … Continue reading The start of the journey…