Hello blogging friends! It’s been a very long time since I’ve written. No excuses – just haven’t sat down long enough to write. But last weekend I ran a race that I just need to say a few words about: the Muddy Sneaker 20k trail race.
Without question, this was one of the most difficult races I’ve ever run but I do love a challenge. It takes place in picturesque Naples, NY where the views are spectacular. Here’s the low down on the race.
Elevation: Over 4,000 feet of climbing up very steep hills.
Distance: 20k or 12.4 miles
Time: 2:20 (I know, S-L-O-W!!!)
Description: A kick A***, mother of all that’s difficult course. In otherwords, IT’S A KILLER!
As I was driving to the race with my friends, I felt the familiar pang of pre-race jitters charging through my belly. When I arrived and saw the monster hill I had to immediately climb at the start of the race, I felt nauseous. When I started my second mile and realized that the course was incredibly technical with tons of single track, I began to relax. Afterall, I’m not going to win the race, why not just enjoy it and soak in the surrounding beauty? That’s just what I did.