Trail Runnerversary!

This was something I saw on Dirt Doll's blog so I have to give credit where it's due. But I thought it was a cute idea.

Yesterday was my trail runnerversary! Last year, I did the Psycho Night 10k as my very first trail race. I read my old race report before Psycho Night on Friday and my favorite part was the quote: "I think I am going to try to find a trail marathon next year and see where that takes me." Ha! It's a year later and I have completed three ultras but still no marathon.

Last night I ran the 10k and John ran the aid station since he's still healing from his wrist surgery. I'll have a full-fledged race report with pictures later (spoiler alert: I was second overall female on a really muddy course). But I ran well and had a lot of fun. I met some awesome people and saw some regulars. We were home and in bed by 11, which let me get 7.5 hours of sleep before...

getting up for 20 miles at SMP! Ok, I only did 18 since it was so hot and humid. My right quad was protesting having to run the last 4 days in a row, especially with hills on Wednesday, and fast downhills on Thursday and Friday. I iced my knees when I got home. Tomorrow morning I'm meeting some friends for a 30 mile bike and 4-5 mile run afterwards. The bike should help.

It's amazing what sticking to a training plan is doing for me. Thanks to KT and some quality runs, I'm getting faster and running consistently has my endurance up. And Heartland is still 2 months away! I'm excited for this race. I'm finally making some consistent gains in my training and seeing it pay off. My motto for Heartland is No Excuses, and so far I have none.

1 comment:

Cynical Dirt Doll said...

Happy Runnerversary!! You've kicked some serious ass over the year and I know you will continue to do so! Congrats!!