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How to Conquer Fear

How to Conquer Fear

There was one car parked in the roadside lot as I drove up. I thought I saw a figure sleeping inside, so I figured nobody else was on the trail. Rain sluiced through the dense forest overhead and the clouds guaranteed no moonshine that night. It was my first night run alone and as I launched down a wet and rutted trail, my world was nothing but a rushing sphere of light. To my left, I heard a rustling. I jumped and…

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What Happened: A DNF Might Save Your Life and Other Things I Learned at IMTUF 100

What Happened: A DNF Might Save Your Life and Other Things I Learned at IMTUF 100

For a morbid half-awake moment, I considered what it might be like to drown. Would it be peaceful or would it be an eternal panic before passing out? You see, I was clinging to a pink flamingo floatie in the middle of a hot springs pool at 4 AM while 160 of my comrades were still in the mountains fighting a battle. And all I wanted to do was fall asleep. But if I did, I’d likely slip into the water…

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