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Stories: You Can Do Hard Things

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A RAW Story

The route of the 2021 Race Across the West, a 930-mile race from Oceanside, California, to Durango, Colorado, placed racers directly into the area of the US experiencing record heat. This tale of epic shit, written by Bob Corman, details his race with teammate Doug Fujii, as they tackled over 100 degree heat, exhaustion and over 50K feet of climbing.

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Do Epic Shit on the Pinnacles Loop FKT Attempt: Kristina Randrup Sets the Record

Do Epic Shit on the Pinnacles Loop FKT Attempt: Kristina Randrup Sets the Record

The Pinnacles National Park Loop is a premier place to have an adventure in Central California. With its 12.4 miles and 3,000' of elevation gain, it's a prime spot to set an FKT.   The loop features optional caves (and even could have bats!), the reservoir, stairs on the high peaks loop and magnificent views. The goal of setting a FKT or "fastest known time" is a goal that many runners aspire to achieve. And on Jan 16, 2021, Kristina Randrup did just that in 2h 9min 56s taking 25 minutes off the existing record.  She wore her Do Epic Shit socks for the occasion!  We sat down with Kristina to hear...

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Tanya, Crushing Races at 58 Years Old!

Tanya, Crushing Races at 58 Years Old!

This week we bring you Tanya, another epic tale of dedication and motivation. A 58-year-old who just bought a mountain bike and crushed a 103-mile race! The recap of her story starts here: Four years ago I got a mountain bike. I have always been an athlete but I am at 58 years now. I was pretty proud of my 9 miles ride in the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument (shameless plug for preserving our national monuments). Two years later some friends and I decided to enter a 40-mile race from Angel Fire to Taos, NM. It was hard, it was...

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Lukus' Inspiring Marathon Come Back Story

Lukus' Inspiring Marathon Come Back Story

This week we bring you Lukus, another epic tale of dedication and motivation. He was told he would never be able to run again. He then completed a full marathon and had the best time doing it. The recap of his story starts here: I started training for the Twin Cities Marathon 15 weeks prior to the event.  At the time I was not running at all because I was in the process of moving from Southern Colorado to Minnesota in preparation for starting my Ph.D. at North Dakota State University.  I was previously racing competitive XTERRA triathlon while working...

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Holly Harvin on Overcoming Obstacles and Climbing to the Top!

Holly Harvin on Overcoming Obstacles and Climbing to the Top!

This week, we bring you Holly Harvin's story! She talks about overcoming obstacles as a single mom and surprised herself with how strong she has become. She emphasized how we can do anything we set our minds to, we can surpass the most horrific moments in life and still come out on top winning in life! Holly recounts her experience... We all have a story, and only we know the blood, sweat, and tears it’s taken us to get to this very moment in time. Life can be beautiful and utterly brutal. I’ve been through some gnarly sh*t just like...

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