Scout Strong Half Marathon May 11th
1:41:36 Half Marathon PR
Overall 34/347, Female 6/161, Age 30-34 2/35
Ran Hospital Hill Half Marathon
Overall 621/4285, Female 124/2307, Division 30-34 female 33/443
Went to Colorado and rode a bike down a mountain. I was SCARED to ride the ski lift up the mountain and ride a bike down but I took the beginner class and the instructor was super helpful, informative and patient. I rode down twice, no injuries.
Back home I did some trail running in preparation for a 50k.
Family fun with a 4th of July 5k in Warrensburg, MO.
We picked up some medals.
Ran the 5k in 22:25 PR
Placed 2nd female, 1st in my 18+ age group female
Spent the 4th on the farm. There was a skid steer rodeo competition
and a tire flipping competition. My sister Beth has a hold on the farm competitions.
The next weekend I ran a 50k on my birthday. I gave myself the gift of fitness.
I got a huge cramp all the way down both my hamstrings and calfs around mile 23. I remember it feeling super painful and thought I couldn't run anymore, but after refueling at an aid station and slowly walking about a mile the pain went away and I was able to pick up the running again. I'm guessing the cramping was all salt/ hydration related.
Finished in 6:28:47 PR
Overall 30/67, Female 8/20, Age Group 30-39 3/9
The Next week I went and took the ACE personal trainer exam. I passed and I'm now a certified personal trainer. My actual certificate should be here in 2-4 weeks. Hire me if you would like to get in shape. I'll probably make you run.