It was a pretty amazing morning, and the weather was just perfect. It was pretty cool to be part of such a huge crowd of people, ranging from first time racers to the seasoned veterans. The last I heard, Sporting Life raised over $2.2 million for Camp Oochigeas. That’s no small task, even for such a great cause!
I haven’t been “into” running for much more than a year, but I already love race days for the sake of feeding off everyone’s energy. It’s funny how that is, since running is an individual sport. I think this positive energy helped me achieve a better time than I thought I could, though the primarily downhill nature of the course probably helped too.
I was thrilled to learn that I finished the race in 1:04. Of course, the competitor in me is already aiming to get my time down to under an hour next year!
Even though I had a few moments where I was really struggling (the last stretch was painful), I was so proud of myself because I didn’t stop to walk, except to grab a cup of water. It was a personal best.
In a few weeks, I’m running the Spartan Race. I did this race last year, and expect it to be just as challenging this time around.
Yes, for those of you that only know me through my blog, these photos of me covered in mud are…different. It’s really fun to get muddy and sweaty, but it’s also a lot of fun to throw on a pretty dress, isn’t it? I recently wore my favourite cargo vest (last seen here) with a lace dress. I loved the contrast of different styles. These days, I’m all about the cargo on lace combination. What do you think?
Photos taken by my dad
What “unexpected” activities do you participate in?