Why haven’t I been blogging very much lately? Because I’ve been too busy running and Crossfitting of course! I have been on a roll with my running, both physically and mentally, and I’m knocking on wood that this groove isn’t a phase but my new normal. Let me show you what I mean by catching you up on some of my recent highlights:
Highland Brewing Night Flight Race
This was the first year of the Highland Night Flight, and I hope it is the first of many more brewery-sponsored races to come. I ran this well attended, 4 mile, rather hilly evening race with (the always lovely) Jessica AFTER having run 12 miles that very morning. Instead of feeling tired, sluggish, or like I hated my life during the race like I thought I would, I felt energized and had a great time. I was sore as heck the next day, but it was still the first time I had ever doubled up on runs like that in one day.
I had so much fun last year at the color run in Charlotte that I just had to do it again when the famed race came to my home town. I had a blast of course, and I still think that everyone should try the official color run at least once. However, I think this will be my last color run unless they add some kind of new twist (obstacles? timing the event? trail run?).
My local Lululemon came up with a brilliant idea to start a weekly running group. Why is it brilliant? Because it happens to be on the same day that the fabulous La Cantina restaurant (just around the corner) has it’s half off margarita Mondays. Even better, I was given the honor and opportunity to lead my very first pace group the first week of the run. I had a great time, met lots of new and amazing runners and crossfit athletes, and drank what is possibly the BEST margarita I have ever had.
In the news
Have I ever mentioned how completely amazing my Black Mountain Running group, The Posse, is? Of course I have! Because I could talk about how much joining this group has changed my life for days on end. But instead of listening to me talk about it again, read this awesome new story that was printed about my beloved group in the Black Mountain News (and yes, I made it into BOTH of the pictures that were printed for the story. Sweet!)
So what’s next on my plate? Next week I’m doing another novelty race, the Color Rave 5k, complete with glow sticks and foam. Then in September, I’ll be running my very first Ultra Marathon, the Hope for Horses 50k, which I am sooooo stoked about! And finally on my radar is the Peak to Creek marathon in October. There you have it! A perfectly good excuse for my lack of blogging. But I have been keeping up with all of your blogs. You are all so amazing and inspiring and I love to read about your journeys. Way to go!