I’ve been planning to attempt a summit of Mt. Everest for the last 5 years, a lifelong dream that at the time seemed ever so far away. I would build my mountaineering resume over time until I felt comfortable and skilled enough to go for it.
After finding running a few years ago I continued to look for the next big challenge. First a 5k then a 10k, I continued to work my way up to Marathons and 50Ks always thinking what’s next? I then came across an article talking about this crazy race up Pikes Peak in CO and it got me thinking…
Many 100-miler runners complete their races with no crew or pacers. They are stoic, gritty, and determined. They are not me. I usually get the crew together before I commit to signing up for the race. It’s a team sport, and I thrive on the shared energy of friends.
A few days ago KREW member Kyle Long ran the entire Wonderland Trail. Ridiculous terrain, crazy weather, a 1am standoff with a mountain lion and another bucket list run done. Read our latest guest blog post by Kyle about his absolutely epic day out.