(My good friend taking off from the start to begin her 29km distance...
and her view from the top!)
(Me and my new dirty shoes:)
This race was amazing for many reasons.
For one- it was my first Trail Race ever.
It sure beats pavement and being surrounded by hundreds of runners as in a "regular city race". I ran alone for most of the 16km...just me and the rocks, roots, trees, streams, and scenery!
Secondly- I got to be in the race because of my good friend- the one who inspired and still motivates me to keep running. Just when I think I cannot possibly run any farther...I sign up for the next distance because
She Thinks I can:)
Third- I got dirty!
For those of you who know me...I am a clean freak. Absolutely!
I fell in a bog up to my knees...and loved it. I don't think I have ever been so proud of mud before.
And lastly- I finished.
And I want to do another one.
Makes me realize any one can do something they truly think they can't
...especially with a good person standing behind to motivate and inspire.