The guardian of the mothership
Posted on January 12 2017
“I had an aunt who ran marathons. In fact she ran her last marathon only eight months before she passed away from AIDS in 1993. I said, ‘Someday, I am going to run a marathon’. As the mother of four young girls, I felt like I never had time to train. After a car accident, two lower back surgeries and a rare fungus in my right lung, I was overweight, depressed and needing to cope with the reality that my left leg was permanently numb from the accident. I had a choice to make. I could feel sorry for myself, or I could go for a run. I headed off to a 5K in my old garden sneakers. 59 minutes and 58 seconds later I was a runner. In my book, it’s not about how fast or how far, it’s about getting out there and doing it.
I ran my first marathon only six months after my first 5K. In February of 2016, I ran my first 100K. My favorite part of running is the family that I have gained. Once I learned about crewing ultra races, I found my calling. As an Elite Sports Massage Therapist, I love working with ultra runners. I also just completed a 42 day trek across America as the ‘Guardian of the Mothership’, massage therapist and chef for Pete Kostelnick in his Guinness World Record Breaking Run Across America.”- HOKA fan Cinder Wolff.