On Sunday, I raced in my longest distance trail run ever, a 30 km race held in Bellingham, WA, put on by the Bellingham Trail Running Series.
I had been eye-ing this race for a while, we didn’t have anything happening this weekend, I’m always up for a states trip *cough* shopping *cough*, I’m always down to try new race venues, and I wanted to get in some more trail running before the Arc’Teryx Squamish trail half marathon (-ish, it’s maybe 23.5 kms) race on August 11.
So, we packed up, and headed to Chuckanut Bay, approx 60 mins from our front door.
I started doing #PlankADay last Tuesday, July 17th, and have managed to remember and force myself to do one everyday since. And every plank has been longer than the previous plank. I know this trend will not continue forever, but for now, I’m damn proud of my progress!
At the beginning of last week I found myself in a really crappy place. I was making the wrong choices in my food and workouts, and I found myself in a nasty pile of quicksand.
Luckily, I’ve been there before, and I know what works for me. I know that I need to be around people who challenge me physically. I know that I need to plan ahead with my food choices, and make the right choices when faced with a dilemma. I know that I function better, and even excel when I have a training schedule, and goals in mind.
On Saturday morning I raced in the 5 Peaks Cypress Mtn Trail Race – Enduro Course 14 kms.
It was the wettest, muddiest, wildest trail race I’ve done in a long time, and I had a blast!!!
First and foremost, I have to give some major love to 5 Peaks, not only do they run an awesome event, every single time, but their pricing is reasonable, their race souvenirs are great, and I am rarely, if ever, disappointed leaving their races.
I think it’s safe to say that, I LOVE 5 PEAKS RACES.