Heather "Anish" Anderson (she/her) is a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year and the only woman who has completed the Appalachian, Pacific Crest, and Continental Divide National Scenic Trails three times each. In this conversation Heather shares honest stories from her 2015 record-setting hike on the Appalachian Trail. We talk about why she went after the record, the difference between trying to prove something to others vs trying to prove something to yourself, what a “day in the life” of a record-setting hike looks like, how she thinks about when to push and when to quit, as well as the measuring metric she used on this hike—the question of “have I done my best today?” I love talking with Heather about these wild treks of hers, and I hope you enjoy it too!
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