Want to Keep Lori Masterson Down? Good Luck With That!


Today I’m going a few miles with trail runner and cancer crusher Lori Masterson.

Lori Masterson

Lori Masterson

Lori has found that she loves her time spent running on the trails, in large part due to the relaxed atmosphere of the trail running community.

And based on my limited trail running experience, I can’t say that I blame her!

Broken Shoulder? No Big Deal!

Earlier this year, Lori was running a 50-mile trail race and things were going well.

Until they weren’t.

About halfway into the race, Lori tripped over a tree root and hit the ground.

Lori popped up and kept going, but noticed that her shoulder was bothering her and certain arm movements were hurting her.

She kept going despite the pain, and ended up winning the whole darn thing!

#beastmode

After getting back home, Lori discovered that she actually fractured a bone in her shoulder when she fell! So she

Lori literally ran (and won!) a race while competing with a broken shoulder.

Say What

Lori’s Cancer Battle

To put it mildly, 2015 was a tough year for Lori.

Lori’s dad was diagnosed with skin cancer that year, which threw the entire family for a loop.

And a few month’s later, Lori found out she was battling her own cancer.

After several rough months of treatment, and losing her father, Lori wasn’t sure what her future would look like, especially in regards to running.

Lori Masterson on the Roads

Lori Masterson on the Roads

The road back to running has been a little more difficult than Lori expected, but it’s safe to say she’s definitely back!


If you’d like to connect with Lori, check out her blog, which she started while recovering from her broken shoulder, and/or say hi to her on Twitter or Instagram.

 

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