We showed up on race day and paid our registration fee (only $35)! Oh, and we got super cute long sleeved tech shirts with registration!
So, race morning it was a sunny day and a whole 15 degrees! Yikes! The real feel was 5 degrees so it was frigid! It was at Moraine State Park and around Lake Arthur so beautiful and freezing.
They set up 2 campfires for runners to huddle around before the start and after the race which was nice and definitely helped. Honestly the cold was almost too much, my feet went numb and even though I warmed up they stayed numb till mile 2!!
|Ready for a cold race|
|Everyone freezing while waiting for the start|
I have never been a trail runner and the course had roots, ice, snow, and ruts!! I think I spent most of my energy focused on where my foot was landing and not sliding on ice or tripping on roots.
There was a big hill halfway through that was pretty killer too. Very difficult.
|Hattie sprinting to the finish|
|Me struggling to the finish, that guy beside me was my cheerleader! He pushed me to finish strong|
|Giving my mom the thumbs up means "Mom I promise I won't throw up"|
I ended up finishing in 26:52, which for the course I am so happy with! I got 2nd place for my age group (20-29) and they even had medals for top 3 in age group.
|Again, I almost froze to death.|
How was your weekend?