A hydration vest is an essential part of our running gear, especially when we start adding miles to our trail-ventures. As women we cannot simply grab any old hydration vest and expect it to fit us, even when it is women’s specific.
In 2017, my husband and I had been married for 4 years. We never thought we wanted children, but something happened that year and we decided to go for it. Within a month of stopping birth control, I became pregnant.
The eighteen year old me would never recognize the woman I have become. She would have scoffed at me. Too obsessed in her own life, to what others thought of her and where the next party was. These days, at 32 years old, the only line I care about is the one that will get me down the mountain.
I am an ultrarunner. I was born in Poland. I have an accent. Some find it charming, some find it annoying. I own it. I live in the Midwest where many people are not use to hearing foreign accents, and for some of my friends I am their token “foreign friend.”
“I wish I could run in just a sports bra.” I’ve heard this statement or some variation countless times from women, and if you’ve ever thought this, I have some great news for you – YOU CAN!
The time spent training and getting ready for a race builds up certain expectations in us. Whether that expectation is to finish the race, land on the podium, or beat our previous time, it is hard not to go into a race with a goal or expectation.