It's been a while...
As of my last post (7/6/11) I had just run the Freedom Run 10k, which was my second 10k, and had been back to running for 34 days after recovering from my stress fracture. Here’s what I’ve done as far as races since then:
7/23- Prairie Punisher Duathlon (my first multi-sport event)- 5k run, 21.5 mile bike, 5k run in a total time of 2:42:41
8/13- Deanna Rose Farmstead Stampede 5k in 25:10
8/28- North Face Endurance Challenge Half Marathon- 2:06:00 (mileage ended up being 0.22 miles long, 13.32 miles) at my fastest half pace to that date
9/3- North Shore Trail Race- 8.28 miles of very tough trails in 1:52:52
9/11- Patriots’ Run (my first Ultra Marathon)- 27.74 miles (27 officially) in 7:31:35 on possibly the hottest, most difficult run of my life
9/25- Omaha Half Marathon- 13.14 miles in 2:02:45 setting a new PR!!
10/8- Jared Coones Pumpkin Run 5k- 3.11 miles in 25:15
I could tell plenty of stories on many of these, but suffice to say, there have been big ups and some downs, but it’s remained an incredible journey!I’ve been thinking as I am now on a steady taper to my first 50k about how far I’ve come. It’s been an amazing journey from overweight couch potato at the beginning of November 2009 to now having run 6 5k’s, 2 10k’s, 3 half marathons, a full marathon, an ultra marathon, and several other various distance races. I have learned that I have strength and determination in me, and that I can accomplish things I never thought possible. So, I’m back and I hope you’ll rejoin me in my journey, and hopefully share yours with me as well. Happy running!!!