Sunday, October 03, 2010

The Worst Race in the World

The finshers medal - pretty!
I thought that sign was cute.
At the reservoir before the start. I got to watch the sunrise here, and it was beautiful.

It was a hard race. It was almost 100% on dirt roads - which is a large part of why I registered for it back in January. I thought that sounded nice and soft on your feet. The roads were all rutted and washboarded and tiring to navigate. At mile four, I realized I was bored. I was all by myself on the course. Everyone was either ahead or behind me. There were no spectators. It was all out on country roads - at first it was pretty, but it got old. My shoes quickly filled with dirt and stones, and I didn't want to stop and take them off.

According to my garmin, it was 13.45 miles long too. That would be .35 too long. My garmin has never given me incorrect milage.

But the medal is pretty, it was a day out in the sunshine, the weather was perfect, and I never have to do it again!

I'm really tired, so this isn't much of a post. But I wanted to give you all an update.

By the grace of God, I get to do things like this today. Sobriety is good.


Susie said...

You did it! Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Good for you Mary! And a medal to boot. Congratulations on finishing!

dAAve said...

EXPERIENCE -- You did it
STRENGTH -- you were ready
HOPE -- to never do it again!

Carverlane said...

Yay for you!

Hope said...

I am happy for you that you finished and did it and I am continually learning from you that I can look at the bright side of anything.

Syd said...

That is awesome. Many congratulations to you. The medal is really nice.

shadowlands said...

Well done Mary. Something to wake up and feel proud about!!!

Andrew said...

Good for you!

AnyEdge said...

Amazing! I would hang that medal in a place of honor on my wall.

Shay said...

wow, the shot of the lake behind the trees is beautiful!
I am sorry the trail didnt turn out the way you had hoped and that you got bored... but you still finished and yes your medal is pretty danng cool
Happy Monday

The Best Drinker Ever said...

The Garmin likely experienced whats called satellite drift... it happens from time to time and will screw up the mileage.

Congrats for finishing!! At this point I'd be surprised if I could run 100 yards haha.