Monday, December 6, 2010

Bigfoot 50k

So I can officially say I'm an "Ultra runner".
But let me be the first to tell you that within the first 5 miles I was thinking "WTF IS THIS!" It was a very difficult course for me. I'm sure more seasoned runners thought it was a cake walk but for this novice-not so much.

I had a great time though. I even smashed my knee by tripping over a root on a decline and if no one was around I would have cried/screamed but since there were people around I sucked it up and simply answered "I'm fine."

Despite the pain I was experiencing I had a really good time out there.

The volunteers were so nice, you really couldn't ask for better people. I even got to run alongside a couple of great people for 2/3rds of the race and although I'm a loner in life and in running it was a really nice change.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Gone to Cambridge/Lore City

The Bigfoot 50k will be taking place promptly at 7am in the morning and....I'm running it. I will be the first to say I am HORRIBLY underprepared for this: my first ultramarathon.
The longest I've ran since my marathon 6 weeks ago was 15 miles.
Not good.

The drive to my swank 48 dollar a night Days Inn hotel room I'm staying at was 3 hours, only during half of the trip was it snowing. Yes, indeedy, I go all out for these race events. The hotel has a prime location being in between a Ruby Tuesdays and a Bob Evans.
J/k I don't eat that...
Anyway, I'm exhausted and I'm kind of dreading driving to pick up my number but I'd rather do it tonight then have to worry about it in the morning PLUS they are giving away free water bottles to the 1st hundred people that pick up their race packets. Sooo, I'm in.

Wish me luck, interweb world.