Get to Know: Niki Pasion

Name: Niki PasionDBR Ambassador: Core Team – Community Outreach Specialist & Copywriter Facebook  https://www.instagram.com/p/BG0DKHrrUfu/?taken-by=pasionista 1.  Favorite Trail: It’s a toss up between the Appalachian Trail…

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Name: Niki Pasion
DBR Ambassador: Core Team – Community Outreach Specialist & Copywriter

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1.  Favorite Trail: It’s a toss up between the Appalachian Trail near the Rhododendron Gap during late September, Bishop Pass Trail in the Sierras, and West Rim Trail in Zion.
2.  Favorite Running Fuel: VFuel for gels and powder during a race. Physiophyx for recovery (there’s nothing quite like the taste of bull semen and lemonade to alleviate the pain) 
3.  Favorite Beer: Bourbon
4.  Bucket List Race: Western States, Patagonia UltraFiord, Bataan Death March, Annapurna 100
5.  Fastest Beer Mile Time: 58 minutes.      
6. Trail Music: Rarely do I listen to music during during a trail race but if I have headphones in, I need to hear “Time To Run” by Lord Huron in the first hour, “Sweet Disposition” by The Temper Trap in the middle of a race, and “Hurts So Good” by John Mellencamp at the 3/4th mark. The space in between those songs are filled in with The Free Willy Theme song or one hit wonders from the nineties. 
7. You know you’re a Dirtbag when: You have this undeniable urge to explore. And an infinite love of beer. And the mouth of a sailor.
8. Favorite type of Dirtbag home: I like to backpack out and sleep on the trail. Waking up in isolation in nature with a front row seat to the sunrise (or more commonly, the midday sun) is priceless. 
9. Famous runner crush: I’ve shamelessly tried to take pictures of Hal Koerner lapping me in the midst of a hundred miler. Pretty certain I yelled at him to take his shirt off a minimum of 4 times. It didn’t work. 
10. When was your last shower: I got caught in the rain today and that should count for something.
11. What is your crosstraining activity of choice: Snowboarding. I also enjoy attempting to touch my toes during yoga.
12. I felt most like a badass runner when: I got lost during the Fuego Y Agua 100k race on top of a volcano in an island in a lake in the middle of Nicaragua. It was hot, we had no food and water, we scaled cliffs people died on, and more notably, I watched one of the guys I got lost with drink his own pee. 
13. What is a quirky habit you have while running: I eat McDonalds before big races and I typically run with hamburgers in my pocket. I also take lots of naps.
14. Three words that describe your running: Little Asian Shuffle. 
15. Your go-to running outfit is: Short shorts and a trucker hat. 

Anything else you’d like the DBR community to know about you:  If you’ve encountered me during any DBR events, you probably already know/have seen too much of me.

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