Our TransCon 2021 has been the single most, hardest task I have ever endured in my life. A quote from the Leadville 100 race creator, Ken Chlouber, stuck with me the entire way. “Make friends with pain, and you will never be alone.” Pain was my friend. Pain never left my side. When pain is constant, you have to use your mind to save you.
What this massive ultra marathon taught me is, no matter how hard life is, you need amazing support to get through the toughest of situations. You cannot do amazing things alone. I was so fortunate and lucky to have my two best friends along my side the entire way from SF to NYC. We were tested, we were pushed to the limits, but we were triumphant. It showed us we can handle anything life throws at us…We set out to break a world record, and ended up breaking different ones! Truly unbelievable.
This run was more than breaking records, testing the human body, and seeing our limits. This Run was for my best friend I lost this past year to suicide. This One’s For Rob T. I love and miss you my dear friend. I will continue to make you proud. One love