May: The Dirty Dog 15K Kanawha State Forest, Charleston WV
In late March, about the time I began running again after a 5 year hiatus, I got the wild idea to train for a 15K trail race. I figured it would be a good way to push myself way past my comfort level and force me to get out there! Friends of mine organized this race, so I felt comfortable attempting this while amongst folks who would be looking out for me. I convinced my brother and husband to do it with me, and suddenly we were a united racing team, motivated by each other to push our limits and train hard. None of us had ever run farther than about 4 miles at a time, ever. In addition to our training team, girlfriend Lindsey is an avid runner, and she was a wonderful resource in helping us get ready for our race.
|Before the race|
|Husband Jay Finishes First!|
|Me cheesing, while unknowingly|
being chased down by Vance & Lindsey
|Our proud Dirty Dog crew post-race|