The first marathon and last race I competed in was over 5 years ago. I ran the San Diego Rock N Roll Marathon which was, from what I remember, exhausting yet exhilarating. Leading up to the race I ran several smaller races, 5k’s, 10k’s, half marathons to get in shape and prepare myself for the competition atmosphere. The main reason for wanting to run a marathon was to do something I’d never done, challenge myself and get in shape in the process. Years later I find myself with the same general focus, but a desire to mix it up. I entered the 2013 Neusiok Trail Run- 21.5 miles (there’s also a 43 mile and 100k run), not quite a marathon, but enough distance feel every muscle aching for a massage. You know how misery loves company? When I asked my husband Oscar to join me he replied, “sure, I’ll do the 100k”. Nobody loves a show off.
I’m looking forward to the race, just over 3 months, and I have much training to do. Aside from following a marathon training schedule I’m incorporating swimming, kayaking, lifting, biking and of course trail work. I enjoy challenging myself, setting goals, and pushing myself. The race is in January which is a great way to start off the year.
For more info on the race details, here’s the link