Patsy Ramirez-Arroyo loves to run ultras and will not be stopped.
She wasn’t stopped when Hurricane Maria ravaged her island of Puerto Rico. Instead, she used her fitness to traverse washed out roads as she carried aid to her family and friends.
She wasn’t stopped when she showed up for Hennepin Hundred without any of her regular gear and on a “modified” training schedule (see above.) She ran a personal best and finished 2nd female.
She wasn’t stopped when she lined up in Death Valley in July and finished Badwater 135 in fifth place in a stacked field. She had a job to do and she got it done.
And she wasn’t stopped when she found a lump in her breast two days later. Yep, cancer. After a bilateral mastectomy this Fall, Patsy is itching to get back to training as she’s got a full calendar of races for 2019 and she’s not planning on letting anything slow her down.
This is an interview with a pretty remarkable woman who simply loves to run and live and is not going to let anything get in her way.
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Patsy Ramirez-Arroyo Episode Notes
Here’s a story about Patsy’s run at Hennepin in UltraRunning Magazine.
Patsy is Partner in a firm that brings organic food to Puerto Rico. Here’s more.
Intro and outro music by David Rosales.