Rana had started hiking after years of dealing with chronic pain, eventually diagnosed as fibromyalgia. ADVERTISEMENT“When I started hiking, I had zero confidence in myself, and zero confidence in my body. Rana moved to Arizona when she switched majors to anthropology, dropping life as a city girl in Chicago. When she started to think seriously about the Arizona Trail, little information was available online, so she wrote to the trail association, which mailed her packets of information. She hiked the Arizona Trail again, this time in just two and a half months as a trail ambassador hired by the Arizona Trail Association.