KR Endurance Athlete Katie Visco writes about her run across Australia to embolden women in the outdoors!

KR Endurance Athlete Katie Visco writes about her run across Australia to embolden women in the outdoors!

I typically set big goals. I am a “dream big” kind of gal. For as long as I remember, I’ve thought that I can will whatever I want to happen if I just push forward with faith and tenacity. “Dream it and you can achieve it” type of thing. In 2009, this belief and hustle enabled me to become the youngest female and 13th woman overall to run across America, along the way speaking with hundreds of groups about the importance of living a passion-driven life. I was on fire, to say the least, living my own dream. Now, ten years later, I want to reignite that 23 year-old Katie – driven, determined, strong, fully and deeply alive following her passions. I want to lead with courage and curiosity rather than let fear and the “what ifs” step in. “One day,” I’ve said, “I will run across Australia, through her deserts, into her complex and elegant desolation.” That day has come. Starting this July 2019, I will finally be running across Australia! I will be starting on the northern coast in Darwin and run south to Adelaide, through parts of the Tanami, Central, and Simpson deserts. I will run 30 miles a day and the trip will take about 3.5 months. Instead of the ease of using vehicle support like I had for my run across the USA, my husband Henley will be supporting us on bicycle, peddling up to four hundred pounds of gear, food, and water at a time, a feat that even I can barely fathom.  Our supply of food and water is our biggest hurdle for...