My First Trail Race

Today I ran my first ever trail race–8.2 steep, muddy miles through the forest.  The temps rose into the 80′s but luckily there was a nice breeze and enough cloud cover to keep things comfortable. All I can say is that those hills kicked my rear end!  This run was all about celebrating the beauty of our local state parks.  I enjoyed every moment of my time on the trail today, even those darn hills.  I really wished I could have taken some pictures of the gorgeous scenery, but you know, I was running and stuff.

Everyone thought it was hysterical that I was crossing the finish line with a huge smile on my face, but I was just happy to finally reach the end and not be dead last!

Don’t ask what this pose was about, I think I was a bit delirious and ready for a drink of water.  Even photo shop couldn’t make me look good after this run ;)

It wasn’t my best time, but at least I got out there and did it, right?  That’s got to count for something.  Now let’s hope I can shake these jello legs by tomorrow.  Right now I’m on the couch while the kids are running around  like crazy wondering why mama’s actually resting.    I think the laundry can wait until tomorrow, too.

Hope you all are enjoying your Saturday as well!

 

 

6 thoughts on “My First Trail Race

  1. allthingsboys

    Can I just say, WOW! Congratulations! It sounds like an amazing accomplishment. I think to worry about your time on a run like that is crazy! Finishing is the goal, and you did that! I feel like I’m in pretty good shape, and I know I couldn’t do it! Kudos to you!

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  2. Katherine

    Congrats on the race and the finish. I have never even done a race on flat ground or on pavement, so I can’t even imagine doing one on a trail, although the scenery would be so much better!

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