1–2 Mar 2025 249 days to go! #BostonRunShow

Kristina Folcik

I’ve been a pro downhill mountain bike racer, elite trail runner and have climbed many big mountains including Denali in Alaska. I’ve struggled with addiction, was in an abusive marriage and almost took my life the day my dog was supposed to die in surgery. I could not handle the trauma anymore. My dog lived so I decided I needed to be here for him and chose to give my dog and I the best life possible. I stayed single for over a year and focused on me. It was hell, it was hard but then it happened. My ptsd was gone. I was happy and complete in my own. For the first time in my life I loved myself. I learned so much and without training hard I became faster than I’ve ever been at 43 years old! I am happy and am no longer running from demons. I’m running for me and want to help other people make peace with their past trauma instead of cope with it or hide from it. There’s a lot more to my story and I’m willing to share as much as you would like to hear.