One Race At a Time

We have another race coming up… and it’s tomorrow. Yes, tomorrow! I know, it’s insane. It’s been week after week for my husband and me for these races. And we are loving it! ๐Ÿ™‚ Fall weather is the perfect time for all these running events and we are definitely grabbing every opportunity we can get before winter season.

So tomorrow, we are running a trail half marathon. It’s called White Tail Trail Half Marathon. I’ve already mentioned about joining this race in my previous post – Get Off the Road. Go Nature!ย and it’s the same trail that we are running for tomorrow.

A while ago was packet pick -up and here are our goodies! ๐Ÿ™‚

I love the color of our technical shirt. It’s unique. I don’t think I’ve ever owned an orange shirt before. I like it! We also got Body Glide samples and bought some seamless socks from our giveaway coupons. ๐Ÿ™‚

It’s going to be exciting for us, because for one, it’s again something different, other than the usual road races, and second, I love running in trails and being connected with nature. Oh, the scenery will be gorgeous tomorrow, for sure! Since it’s fall season, the changing colors of the trees and the view of the Ceasar Creek Lake will be at sight! It’s going to be beautiful and I am excited to see it! I love running with beautiful scenery other than buildings and cars which you get when running on roads. This is definitely going to be a fun race!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

By the way, I wore my Mud-stash shirt to kickboxing class last Wednesday.

Sorry for being so pale. This was right after kickboxing class and our instructor pushed us really hard. LOL!

I love my shirt! I felt different wearing it! I felt like a warrior. It’s like there’s a “don’t-mess-with-this-girl” kinda feeling. After surviving that mudrun, oh boy, I tell yah, itย made me tougher. I used to underestimate my capabilities, but now, I know Iย can survive anything. I guess, it’s true when they say –ย “You’llย never know what yourย capable of until you try it.” So true.

And that’s why I am trying this trail half marathon tomorrow. We usually run in the trails on weekends but I have to admit, I have never tried running longer than 8 miles on a trail. So wish us luck tomorrow. I hope we’ll survive it!

Thanks in advance and we’ll definitely catch up soon. ๐Ÿ™‚

13 thoughts on “One Race At a Time

  1. jaml905 Post author

    Thank you so much for all the support and words of encouragement. I really appreciate it. I love how kind and nice everyone here on WordPress. You guys rock and thank you for inspiring me to continue what I’m doing. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thank you all! Happy running everyone!

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  3. Amy Lauren

    Good luck with the half! Just take walk breaks if you need to… and stretch, stretch, stretch afterward! That’s one thing about trail, it makes me a lot more sore than road running, even road running with hills and bridges down here. And the shirts are super cute from this race and from your mud run… I love when I get a fun shirt at a race!

    1. jaml905 Post author

      I followed your advice. I took advantage of water stations and took walk breaks towards the end of the course. It was very tiring but worth it!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ I also did a lot of stretching after the race. My whole body is so sore right now.

      Thank you so much Amy! ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. Amy Lauren

        I’m glad it went well! Yeah trail races always make me super sore, it recruits different muscles, plus requires a lot more mental attention to avoid roots and things like that. There’s actually whole training programs, like Jeff Galloway’s, that are designed around run/walk. Pretty neat ๐Ÿ™‚


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