Apparently life sometimes takes over and blogging falls to the wayside..here's a quick refresher on what has happened race-wise recently..
I could not run the full marathon unfortunately due to my knee/leg injury. Honestly...I almost didn't finish this race. Mile 5 my leg started acting up so I did not stop for any waters or gels due to the fear of my leg tightening up if I stopped.
It was a gorgeous morning. Prime PR conditions for the healthy runners.
For real. I would have definitely PRed in the marathon if all was well!
My goal considering my leg injury was to finish under 1:50, which I ended up doing thankfully!
Emma helping her limp Aunt walk back to the car.
The family visited St. Louis recently and we all decided to run in the St. Louis Halloween Race which was super fun! I have had been going through physical therapy at this point and was feeling pretty good, so I was set on a PR.
Emma and Everett were warming up!
Emma is a fierce Rainbow Dash runner.
This would have been a good picture if I didn't run with my eyes closed.
Little did this lady know that a pumpkin was chasing her. Also apparently this pumpkin flies when she runs fast.
I was able to PR by 2 minutes and felt very strong through the whole race!
11/6/16 - Skippo 20k, 1:55:46, 9:19 pace, 3rd in age group, 10th female overall
Now I was feeling rather ambitious and decided to sign up for a 20k trail run less than a week out from the actual race. I have been slowly picking up the mileage thanks to physical therapy working out well so this was a good test.
So I knew there would an endless amount of stairs.. but I really didn't realize there'd be a creek to run though even though that's the first picture you see on the race's website...
Now, this was fun! The race started out flat and fast for the first 2 miles then you make your way up a set of 200 steep stairs..and then down switchbacks on a cliff. Then crossing a creek, and back up again a steep trail, then down and fast back to where you started. And then you repeated the same loop. I didn't fall and even though there were slight pains here and there - this was a great race! My Cleveland tattoo was a hit as well.
The Turkey Trot in Cleveland, of course, and then potentially the Frostbite Winter Race Series here in St. Louis. Also, I will be 26.2 years old on March 19th...more to come!