Sunday, June 16, 2013

First trail race - 9km and lots of mud!

"By leaving your comfort zone behind and taking a leap of faith into something new, you find out who you are truly capable of becoming." Unknown author


Before my first every trail race...socks and shoes are still nice and clean, and I'm feeling good about this new experience. Uber H ran with me and even carried the water for us...as well as took a few pics :)



(Left) This is the second loop on the bridge, we are more spread out. On the first loop, we had to stop because we could only cross one at a time. (Right) Most pictures taken during the run were like this one...blurry, but I was smiling.

Trying to sidestep some deep mud!

There was only one real technical difficulty and it was the MUD...serious crazy mud (it looked like it was done purposely). A few people lost their shoe and had to stick their hand in to pick it up. Messy! But really a lot of fun. The atmosphere on the trails is completely different than during a road race. Not better or worst, just different, perhaps a bit more variety and fun. I'm definitely going to try something like this again...hopefully with less mud holes.
After the race! :)

Cheers everyone!!!



8 comments:

Robin said...

Congrats on your first trail race! I love trail racing, so much fun.

Char said...

You look like you had heaps of fun.

Marvin Dittfurth said...

I have to run on trails almost everyday here on my place. So, when I get some pavement to run on it really is great. Each has its place...sort of like life: a balance.

Marvin Dittfurth said...

I have to run on trails almost everyday here on my place. So, when I get some pavement to run on it really is great. Each has its place...sort of like life: a balance.

TX Runner Mom said...

Congrats on your first trail race! I soooo want to try one!

ajh said...

Ohh you are muddy. Glad you had a good time.

Caroline said...

Wow! Je suis tres impressionnee! Bravo!!

Sarah said...

Wow... you are an inspiration! Just came over to your blog and I can only hope that I will be in such great shape like you are. Love the muddy pic. :)