Saturday, October 13, 2012

Big Woods Race Report

Very quick report - all bullets.  Why quick?  Cuz I am wiped and just wanna sleep!

  • Beautiful course - a little bit of pavement, the rest in the woods
  • Gorgeous weather at first
  • Rainy ending
  • Pushed myself hard and loved the feeling - that feeling of health
  • I was the first place woman finisher!!!
  • I won a....blanket?  I wanted a medal for what will probably be my only first place overall win.  The blanket is cozy and a pretty green!!  Hard to hang on a medal rack though!!
  • Best post-race celebration EVER!!  Soup, bread, and cookies served in a country church!

Friday, October 12, 2012

I am Giddy!

     I get to run in a trail race tomorrow and I am SO EXCITED!!!!!!!  Who cares that we are supposed to have drenching cold rains?  Who cares that my hammie and achilles tendonitis is still present? Who cares that pavement makes up half the distance?  I don't care cuz I get to run a trail race!!!!!  I have not run a trail race since the 50-mile back in May and I AM SO EXCITED!!!  I am going with a friend who discovered the joy of trail this summer.  We are planning on running it together, but I have a feeling I will get my butt kicked.  I get to feel the gravel and dirt under my feet and feel the cool fall air on my face.  I get to skip over rocks and bound over roots and I hope that I fall!  Yes, I hope that I fall because maybe I will get a bit beat up and I will have warrior wounds to show people that I ran a trail race!I AM SO EXCITED!!  Hot soup and cookies will be served after the race in the basement of the local country church and I AM SO EXCITED!!  Hey?  Did I mention that I am excited??