Before a race, we have (usually) done the hard work. We trained as best we could, given the circumstances we were oﬀered. We got enough sleep, ate well, consumed enough water and tried to remain positive. However, we still think about everything that we “coulda, shoulda, woulda” in the past and what “mighta” happen in the future. The beauty of races is the unknown, and the unknown is scary and comes with a host of emotional, physical and mental reactions.
Lucy Bartholomew is a 23-year-old Australian who travels to follow the sun and fuels her life with plants. After running her first 100k at 15 years old, she has been hooked on the sport, the community and smiling through the challenges.