Be a problem solver
Posted on October 13 2017
“It seemed impossible until we actually crossed the finish line. I can’t even begin to describe how difficult this race was for me and how fortunate I feel to have gained an unforgettable experience and another finish. After the first 30K, I struggled physically and mentally and was ready to call it a day. Then, I ran into Kaci Lickteig, Majo Srnik and Amanda Basham, who became my trail angels andput a smile on my face when I was ready to give up. At the end, what kept me going was that I dedicated this race to David Torrence. Giving up was never an option, but it took a full team to get it done. Ultrarunning challenges my mind and forces me to be a better problem solver. There are so many things that can go wrong over the course of a 50-, 60- or 100-mile race. Sometimes it’s something physical inside of me that needs fixing and sometimes it’s external. Sometimes it’s the competition itself. All of these problems have solutions and part of the fun of ultrarunning is solving them on the fly without panicking or losing control. The fittest athlete in the race doesn’t always win, and many times, whoever is the best problem solver will be the first to get to the finish line. Most importantly, when I come back to the real world after my race, I can genuinely apply the lessons I’ve learned about myself and my ability to persevere to my everyday life.” – HOKA Athlete Magda Boulet
Magda’s is wearing the Speedgoat.