*Luke would also like me to update the condition of the cabin in more detail-so you know how supportive of a guy he is since this overnight stay was my idea (the recommended lodge was full so...). =) I wrapped up in the blanket pictured on the bed right when we got there because the heater wasn't on...and there was a spider on it-a crawling, furry, very alive spider. Luke claims he shook mouse poop off the bed cover at some point...I mentally blocked out this information completely so that I could sleep. =) I cleaned mold off the window trim...sure that it would release a few million less spores into the air while we slumbered. In reality-I probably just stirred it all up or something horrid.
I signed up for this run for a few reasons. I like trail running, so it seemed a better fit than a road event. The website said to expect to double your typical running time-which I thought was great since my run speed is always slow and I wouldn't have to worry about it. =) The last reason was I would have a really good excuse to turn in my number at mile 20 and quit if I was spent and blame it on the hills not my lack of training. ;) But I did finish-I walked a lot of hills and walked mile 24, but I finished. whoopwhooop
This just in on Monday-chip results: It took me 8 hours and 11 minutes to finish (I like to take into account that a big group of us got off the track for about a mile during the race) I beat one girl (who got lost for two miles not one...so I'm not sure it counts ;) and beat one guy...who was 68...but very fit I tell you, so I'm still proud I passed him up in the last mile through the creeks. ;)
All my gear, ready to run.
One of those great self taken photos...;) Luke ran the extreme 10K...and then read the rest of his book waiting for me to finish. =)
my phone died at the end of the race, so this is the only picture I have of costume craziness-neon socks. Super heros and tutus abounded as later relay teams tried to outdo each other.
la la la...nice tall trees and wonderful shade
I don't think I need to tell you why I pulled my phone out for this one...=)
Up the hill yall
up the hill...just me solo, as I kind of dropped off behind the group
a jog through the creek bed, I was loving this. The cold water washed all the mud off my shoes, which I wish I would have taken pictures of some of the mud holes-I was a little busy keeping my shoes on though. =)
That's all the footage I got. Here's a link if this annual event interests you. They have 5K distance all the way to ultras so it's a race for all who don't mind their shoes being ruined. =)