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Mt. Wilson today - managed 12 miles and over 4K gain 🏃‍♀️- ran into a bunch of deer too 🦌 🦌 😊 #ultrarunner #armenianultrarunner #armenianrunner #badwaterultracup #badwaterss #badwatercf #badwater135 #keeptrying #nevergiveup #relentlesspursuit


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Short easy run today near the unburned parts of the Santa Monica’s!!!🙏🏻🏃‍♀️⛰ The smoke has cleared and it’s a beautiful day!!! —-onto the gym next for some 🏋🏻‍♀️ and maybe a class too 🧘🏻‍♀️#armenianultrarunner #ultrarunner #armenianrunner #badwater135 #badwatercf #badwaterss #badwaterultracup #nearTCK


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Sunset summit! 🏃‍♀️🇦🇲 Time to start getting the mileage back up again and get race season started!!! 🎉🤩💪🏻 #armenianultrarunner #armenianrunner #trailrunner #roadrunner #runner #badwater #badwatercf #badwaterss #badwater135 #badwaterultracup #relentlesspursuit #mydream


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If in the Los Angeles area please feel free to come and hear me once again speak about my passion for running and ultra-running and why it’s so important to me as an Armenian female athlete !!! 🏃‍♀️🇦🇲💪🏻 ——-I will also speak about my motherland and my run there in 2017 raising funds for trail building project in association with Armenian Hikers Association Armenia and Armenia Nature Fund. Our funds from the 2017 run have resulted in trail building, local employment as well as bridge building in Armenia/Artsakh!!!!✅🏃‍♀️ ———————————-Currently planning another endurance run in another region in Armenia showcasing the beauty there and raising further funds for improvement and addition of trails and more!!! #armenianultrarunner #ultrarunner #runner #trailrunner #roadrunner #runartsakh #badwater #badwater135 #badwaterss #badwatercf #badwaterultracup #forwardprogress #makeadifference #fighton #getwhatyouwant #makeithappen #keepdreaming #proudarmenian #giveback


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Was up on my way to Mission Peak this afternoon and caught a small fire in my pic of the views!!! 🔥 Hopefully it’s out quick so all the drought ridden brush doesn’t start burning again !!!😱🤦🏻‍♀️ #armenianultrarunner #ultrarunner #trailrunner #roadrunner #badwater135 #badwatercf #badwaterss #badwaterultracup #tck #losangeles #sanfernandovalley #hillsbymyhouse #californiawildfires


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Beautiful day in Santa Monica today 🏃‍♀️💪🏻🌴🌊 pic courtesy my 16 year old JJ @jamiealtoon 🙏🏻 mama thanks you! 😁 - 45 minutes of paddle tennis/lifting/easy short beach run! #santamonica #jonathanclub #crosstraining #armenianultrarunner #armenianrunner #runner #trailrunner #desertrunner #mountainrunner #roadrunner #badwatercf #badwaterss #badwater135 #badwaterultracup #fightback #relentlesspursuit #notbackingdown #neverbackingdown #illshowyou #armenianpower #armenianmom #cantkeepmedown


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Cross training a lot this month and next while I let my body have a break from pounding the dirt and get ready for an awesome 2019 with exciting and epic plans #badwaterultracup 💪🏻🏃‍♀️🇦🇲 and hopeful 🙏🏻 #badwater135 applicant, again, so that I can go back and finish what I started!! #revenge 🇦🇲💪🏻🇦🇲 and maybe an epic “motherland” run again for an awesome cause!!! ❤️🇦🇲#armenianultrarunner #ultrarunner #runner #trailrunner #roadrunner #desertrunner #neverbackingdown #fighttotheend #fight #fight #fight #badwater #badwater135 #badwaterss #badwatercf #backboneultra #lakesevan #armenianrunner #runforacause #amnotacyclist 🤣 #cyclistwannabe 🤣


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Badwater 1, Glaze 0. It hurts to fail. The disappointment suffocates me. All that training, hundreds of hours, time away from my family, early mornings, late nights, little sleep, the sacrifices, the money, the pain, the suffering, the grind. And yet failure is always part of the process. I am not scared to fail. I know I will fail many more times in my life. We fall down and force ourselves to get back up. Badwater was one of the hardest things I've ever attempted and it stripped me down to my core. I found a limit I didn't know existed. Now I will spend the next year figuring out how to push through that limit. Dissecting what went wrong and how to fix it. Smile or you're doing it wrong. .
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This is how my Badwater 135 ended. My entire body cramping. Screaming in pain for 90 minutes while I attempted every cramp trick in the book (salt, magnesium, mustard, hot shot, cream of tartar). Thanks to @resqguy8 for adding his expertise to the struggle. I couldn't move my legs out of this position without screaming. I apologize to the surrounding crews that had to listen to my death hallows. My crew worked frantically to put me back together. To compound the situation I hadn't peed in 12 hours. And so I drank and drank and drank. Trying to pee. I eventually pulled the plug because I couldn't pee. I eventually peed after 18 hours and drinking another gallon and a half of fluid. I gave everything I had in this race and it destroyed me. I'll be back with the lessons I learned. Back to smiling. Smile or you're doing it wrong. .
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Badwater 135 starts tonight (7/23) at 11pm PST. Bib #13. My crew (@lavariaslauren @ultraposer @rsteiny) and I are ready to start. Hottest place in the world, Driest place in North America and lowest place in the United States. And the best part is we have an excessive heat warning going on. Might hit 127 degrees tomorrow. Smile or you're doing it wrong.
Follow me in the link on my bio.
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So much epicness in this photo.
@coryreese #author of #intothefurnace and I #author of #rebornontherun his book is about @badwaterhq #badwater135 and my last chapter in my book is about my Badwater experience last year.
We are both finishers of the worlds toughest footrace .
I also completed the #badwaterultracup last year.
Here we are showing how to do a proper jump shot.
We are both crewing this year .
Badwater gets in your blood that is why we return year after year.
It becomes part of you.
The race taught me so much about myself last year. I will never be the same .
Thanks to race director @chriskostman for allowing us to promote our books at Badwater.
Thanks to all of the runners and crew who bought a book or came up to meet me. Thanks for sharing your stories .
I am crew chief for #33 @ultrafeliz the road to Badwater has not been easy . If you knew her story you would be surprised she is even running the race. I won’t go into detail but please pray for her.
I will share her story after the race.
#jumpshot #doepicshit #deathvalley #deathvalleynationalpark #furnacecreek #crewcheif #crewlife #itsgonnabehot #catracorbett #dirtdiva


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Badwater 135 in 4 days. Taper tantrum in full effect. Lauren convinced me to summit Mt. Baldy with her to help deal with the anxiety. Everything seems calmer at 10,000 feet. Smile or you're doing it wrong. .
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Introducing my Badwater 135 crew!
My crew chief will be Lauren @lavariaslauren. She has crewed me at Badwater Salton Sea the past 2 years. She also crews me in life and is marrying my crazy ass.
Willem @ultraposer will be crewing and pacing me. He is my main training partner. We have crewed and paced each other multiple times, running many ultras together and summited countless mountains together.
Ryan @rsteiny will be crewing and pacing me. We have been friends since 1st grade. He's followed me in countless bad ideas and hopefully we can add this to the list.
Smile or you're doing it wrong. .
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I trained so hard for the San Diego 100 miler and it ended terribly for me. Around mile 24 I was running a downhill section and then I woke up on the ground. Half in the bushes, half on the trail, breathing hot sand while the sun baked me. I pushed myself to my knees and vomited. My vision was double, my head was pounding and I was dizzy. Well Fuck. I stumbled out 5 miles to the aid station and called it a day. This picture was taken about 3 miles into that death March. Thanks to @dave_wiskowski for facilitating a ride back to my car and @jscarbro for grabbing my dropbag. I've spent the past couple days recovering. I'll be back San Diego. Trying to smile, but it's not happening. 📸 @paksitphotos .
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Finished Mojave Death Race in 19 hours and 56 minutes. 6th place overall. Team 'You Good Bro?' had a great day. Improving on our time from last year by 4 hours! The team consisted of members from both @redlands_firefighters and @lavernefirefighters3624. The race was a combination of over 250 miles of running, mountain biking and road biking. Seriously a great team race. Looking forward to next year. .
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481 miles in May. 2,573 miles for 2018. Watching the sunrise at 10,000 feet can not be understated. The sun revitalizes you from the long night climb. Great training for a long race that will have you running all night. I have 2 races this week. Today I'll be driving out to the Mojave desert to participate in the Mojave Death Race. Then Friday I'll be running San Diego 100. Smile or you're doing it wrong. .
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It's what you do in the dark that puts you in light. Celebrated my 22nd 100 mile week in a row and breaking 2500 miles for 2018 by catching the sunrise at 10,064 feet. Mount Baldy you never disappoint. Race season is in full swing and I'm enjoying the suffering associated with hard work. 12 days until San Diego 100, 57 days until Badwater 135, 69 days until Angeles Crest 100 and 96 days until UTMB. Thanks to @lavariaslauren for not batting an eye when I told her I was getting up at 1:30am to run a mountain before work. Thanks for the support babe. Smile or you're doing it wrong. .
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All work and no play has turned me into a dull boy. Spent the morning running single track bliss. I started at the South Fork Santa Ana River trailhead and ran down to the Morton's Peak trailhead. Opting to skip the Morton's Peak to Greenspot section due to rattlesnake anxiety.  Between photographing wildflowers I managed to run 31 mountain miles. The local mountains are a color bomb right now, go explore. This allowed me to justify eating @alaminute ice cream #notvegan with Lauren @lavariaslauren. Sometimes the salty makes the sweet taste much better. Smile or you're doing it wrong.
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Happy Mother's Day to @lavariaslauren. You are the glue that holds our family together. I am so thankful to have you in my life. I am so impressed how you work so hard to balance work, school and family. Love you so much. Hope today is extra special. Smile or you're doing it wrong.
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Badwater Salton Sea part 3

We could start to smell the hay in the barn. We were about 8 minutes behind first place with 50k to go. We had a gradual downhill through some picturesque cow filled grassy hills. We were making no progress on catching 1st place and the damn wind was relentless. Pushing downhill and barely hitting 10 minute/miles. Around mile 60 we put all our night gear on: headlamps, 2x blinking lights and vest. This section of road is my least favorite. The shoulder disappears and the road is busy with speeding cars in both direction. It doesn’t last long but at night you definitely get a couple asshole puckers from cars nearly clipping you. Finally we started making progress on 1st place. 8 minutes turned into 6 minutes.  We started strategizing about the last climb to the top of Palomar mountain. We agreed that we would run the entire 12 miles. And then we saw it. The wonderful red blinking lights in the distance. It reinvigorated us even more and we really started charging. The last turn at mile 69, we were 60 second behind. It got steep quickly, but we could taste the blood in the water and it drove us faster and faster up that mountain. We overtook 1st place with positive encouragement and never looked back. Relentlessly, we grinded up that mountain without stopping. It hurt so freaking bad. It’s the kind of pain you have to really work for, you can’t buy it or rent it, you have to earn that pain. And earn it we did. Around mile 75 we entered a cloud.  Scattered rain with limited headlamp visibility made the climb seem even longer. Mentally I was picturing the nice downhill bomb to the finish. That downhill never really came. It tapered off and flattened a bit, but then we were climbing again. The new finish would be at the top of another climb. Well played Chris Kostman. Nothing easy about this race. 16 hours and 16 minutes after we started we finished. Running to the finish holding an American Flag, just as the 3 of us had done in China two year earlier. We won the 3x team race and each received a 2019 Badwater golden ticket. We couldn't have done it without our crew, we had the easy part, all we did was run. Smile or you're doing it wrong.


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