My first 5k Trail Race
Sunday, December 08, 2013
It was cold - very cold for us at 22-23 degrees. At least it wasn't windy.
Thank you, Little Hotties in my shoes and gloves, and thank you super-awesome warm running pants for after the race.
I even made a costume. What has happened to me? The Suz I know doesn't do costumes.
It was a fun and challenging course but not because of steep inclines. The challenge was the frozen-tundra-like ground with numerous gigantic frozen-solid mole mounds and unseen holes. It felt like the equivalent of running on very bumpy and uneven asphalt.
We hung out after the 5k to cheer our half-marathoner friends race. In all we were in the cold for about 4 hours. I kept imagining the calories burned to fight the cold had to be melting inches from my thighs and belly as my finger tips numbed. :) Ok, maybe inches didn't melt away but the hallucination of such made the cold a little more bearable.
I have no idea of my race time but this one wasn't about speed. This event was about doing something new and pushing myself outside my comfort zone while having fun with my running group. It was about being outside when the gym or couch were much more comfortable options. Mission accomplished.
I think I've finally thawed but I'm beat and counting down until time to snuggle in my warm and comfy bed.