Saturday, April 14, 2012

Who Has 2 Thumbs and PRs on a Trail Run? This Mama!!

The trail run was amazing!! I LOVED it! I can't wait to do it again and I'm on the hunt for a 10K trail run! That being said the weather was not the runner's friend this morning!! It was nearly freezing, right about 40 degrees, super windy and SO MUDDY! Getting dirty wasn't the issue with the mud, it was the slipping! I'm not sure if I've mentioned it before, but I am CRAZY CLUMSY!! Like seriously a klutz!! AND, this wasn't just mud, it was mud mixed with cow pies, what fun to fall into. I didn't fall, but I ended up slowing down quite a few times to keep from falling, and twice I came VERY VERY close to going down. The trail was also so narrow in some places that passing was nearly impossible, unless I wanted to go out into the tall grass, but I was too afraid to twist an ankle to pass. It only happened twice, but I know that it slowed me down a bit. The poor people with my huffing butt behind them must have been annoyed (I am a loud breather!!).
I don't have any time breakdowns, because I pulled my best dork move and forgot to start my Garmin AGAIN (I also lost one of my Yurbuds covers for my headphones somewhere)! I think that not knowing how far I am into the race and my actual time might help, I only knew my pace at the second I looked down so I just pushed myself. I may try going naked for my 5K next month and just going all out!!
I finished and stood around freezing with everyone else, and then it started to rain (sideways because of the wind) but there was no way I was leaving because they had awesome door prizes and I needed to know my time. I didn't win a door prize (boo), but I did get third in my age group and a nice little 12 second PR! I got a nice medal and a baby Blue Oak to plant.

Before the race, entering the preserve

After the race - freezing, wet toes that don't
look as muddy as you'd expect

The beanie is not a great fashion statement,
but it did it's job!!

After I got back from the race I ran to the fairgrounds to see my big girl's 4-H projects. She got 1st on 2 of them and 2nd on the other. I'm so proud of her!!

She made that memory board from scratch!

Now I'm headed to lunch with a friend and then off to work!


  1. Awesome! Congrats to you and your Big Girl! I wish they had more trail runs out here in my parts.

  2. A PR and your daughter did a great job on her project? First place? That's a great day! I'm super clumsy on trails too. Actually all the time. Congrats!

  3. Congrats!!! I'm so glad it went well. Sometimes the technology doesn't help. Good to go without.

    Congrats to your daughter, too.

    1. And I love that your prize is a baby tree. So cool!

  4. Great job! Glad you didn't land in a cowpie:)

  5. Congrats on the PR and getting 3rd in your age group! I have been wanting to try a trail race, I am pretty clumsy too but you make it sound fun!

  6. PR on a trail run?? That is amazing lady!! Well done! :) Thanks for the heads up on the Steve's Original Paleo goods!! I had never heard of it before! Give your daughter a high five for me as well!! Have an AWESOME week! :) xoxoxo

  7. Congrats all around!!! I adored my first trail experience and cant wait to get out there again.