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Hilde Perala

Hermantown , Minnesota

Primary Discipline(s) Trail Running, SUP, Skiing, Hiking, Yoga
Bucket List RaceSugar Badger 50 mile
Favorite Picky Bars productLauren’s mega nuts, trail mix fix oatmeal, blueberry granola, can’t beet chocolate oatmeal
Off-Day ActivityYoga, meditation

I’m a mom, wife, and leader in healthcare emergency management. My best days are spent on the Superior Hiking Trail, paddling the boundary waters, or just walking the dog on the trails out my back door. My kids love to break my heart by refusing to hike with me but every once in awhile I get a win. I started running more consistently when I turned 40, which coincided with training for my first marathon, getting a celiac diagnosis and making some big lifestyle changes to get healthier. After running 13 half marathons and a handful of other races my biggest challenge is coming up in a week— my first 50k!