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Placeholder Race Report

I want to take the time to write a real race report, but we didn’t get home until 5pm yesterday and we had a sitter coming at 6 so we could go enjoy the post-race celebration shindig. And this morning? I have a No Runner Left Behind trail running group! That I’ll be sweeping 🙂

But until I do a full race report, know this: Yesterday was the hardest race I’ve ever done, but also the most wonderful. This whole season has been a lesson in what my body can do and how I can be in charge of my own headspace. I was in more pain at several points yesterday than I’ve ever been, but my headspace was never bad. I was always happy to be there. Happy to keep running. Or walking. Or, at one point, rolling out of the creek bed I had collapsed in so that another runner could pass.

This was my face at the finish line. It looks TERRIBLE. But I promise you, those were tears of joy. I cried for joy several times yesterday. Let’s hope my face didn’t always look like this or else everyone who saw me probably thought I was dying. (And don’t get me wrong, I was hurting in various ways all day. But the tears were always for joy.)

More to come!

7 thoughts on “Placeholder Race Report”

  1. Congratulations! (and the fact that you’re out running again already? amazing!)

  2. That picture made me almost cry! I see so many emotions on your face and I am happy you were able to accomplish your goal!!

  3. Congratulations!! I have been reading your blog for quite some time and have even seen you at several races. My inner voice tells me that it is too stalkerish to actually meet you on those occasions. However, I do want to let you know that I have been reading your pre Mountain Mist posts and they have been inspiring. I never thought I would be able to train longer than a marathon. I just wanted to come out of the shadows to let you know that you have helped strengthen my inner voice into believing that I can do it.

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