We had the opportunity to pick her brain about expectations, fairy tales, mountains, FKTs, primal living, accepting challenges, and trail rompers.
She is well known for setting the overall self-supported Fastest Known Time (FKT) speed record on the Pacific Crest Trail in 2013 (60 days, 17 hours, 12 min), breaking the previous record by four days. In 2015 she once again made FKT history, setting the overall self-supported FKT on the Appalachian Trail (54 days, 7 hours, 48 minutes) also breaking that record by four days.
When not on an adventure Heather is an online coach and ACE certified Personal Trainer. She also speaks about her adventures regularly and is currently working on a book chronicling her Pacific Crest Trail record.
Ultra Dirt is the newest contributor to the Athlete On Fire network. You can follow more of their escapades at Motivus.ca!