Running a marathon in Peru’s Sacred Valley between Cusco and Machu Picchu while tripping on 4 grams of psilocybin mushrooms was a thrilling experience. Despite getting lost along the way and kicking a cactus, the beautiful surroundings of the valley left me in wonder. The rain poured down, but it only added to the magical atmosphere. As I ran, I reflected on the journey that brought me here and the challenges I had faced. The encounter with indigenous folks harvesting eucalyptus added to the richness of the experience, leaving me with a deep appreciation for the history and culture of the region.