FKT: Justin Grunewald - Kalalau Trail (HI) - 2020-02-03

Athletes
Gender category
Male
Route variation
out & back
Style
Unsupported
Finish date
Total time
3h 43m 58s
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justingrunewald1

@hey_mr_stetler texted me last night asking what FKT means. Inferring it meant eff it.
The acronym stands for Fastest Known Time. Meaning you cross a trail or piece of land faster than any known human has before.
But to me, it kinda does mean f*ck it. You go out on a trail and run like hell, you don’t win or lose, you just run. You take it all in. There aren’t medals, it’s just you vs history and the trail. You add in a beautiful place like the Kalalau Trail on the Napali Coast and it gets more fun.
You add new wonderful people in your life like @billyyang and @amanda_basham and it’s even better.

Whenever it gets hard I always channel @gigrunewald.

Today I channeled some @adamo1979 and LK as well. It’s a scary coast line honestly, but those two found so much beauty in everything they did and seemed to live all life to the fullest 💙. Life is short regardless of your health. No one can predict the future, that’s why I opt to go on adventures whenever I can. There is so much beauty out in the world. You just have to go find it.

Thanks so much to everyone who has donated and continues to donate 💙. You all hit $1405 like it was nothing and I’m so grateful.

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