FAIR WARNING _ THIS IS A LONG ONE!!! But I didn’t have the heart to break it into two parts. It just couldn’t be done.
On February 24, 2018, I woke up in Page, Arizona to freezing cold temperatures.
I desperately wanted to stay in my sleeping bag and skip the race. I wanted some excuse…a broken leg maybe…..that would allow me to graciously step down from this commitment I had made. I wracked my brain for that excuse and came up short. I knew that I needed to face my fears.
Putting on a brave face, I dressed within the confines of the sleeping bag that was my only warmth the night before, and stepped outside to toe the starting line of the Antelope Canyon 50 mile Ultra Endurance Run.