Friday afternoon I headed down to Mohican State Park. I had just wrapped up my 2nd Master's Degree and was ready to blow off some steam! Yes, 2nd Master's Degree, my M.B.A., woot! I was in awe the whole way down, I love the country and fresh air.
My sister and her boyfriend drove down Friday night to join me and cheer me on Sunday. We had a blast Friday night and probably stayed up a bit too late. I relaxed all day Saturday outside on the deck of the cabin. It was so peaceful and beautiful, just what I needed! I soaked up the sun and wrote out my training and race plan for the summer (It's going to be so much fun!).
Saturday night, I relaxed some more with the first fire of the season. I love fires and being outdoors so much. I headed to bed early, race day was going to be tough!
This was my first long distance trail race and the aid stations rock! Far better than any road race or triathlon. So many yummy choices and awesome volunteers!
I worked my way back, hiking most of the way at this point. I don't think my shoes had great traction because I kept sliding down the hills and the 50kers were running down with no problem at all. Oh well. I waddled may way out of the woods and into the finish. I have no idea how I managed to move my legs so that I could run into the finish line and not look like a penguin.
What a weekend! I told myself going into this race that I would not sign up for another spring race. Last year I completed the Cleveland Full Marathon and this year the 25k and I couldn't make myself run in the cold. However, after running the Forget the PR 25k, I WILL be making this race a regular! It was a blast, a challenge, and it was so beautiful.