A couple weeks ago I tackled my first trail race in ages. My first 5K was a trail race and I often ran or walked in the woods when living with my parents, but I never trail run anymore! I have been eyeballing this race since I moved nearby and I'm so glad I finally made it!
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This race is within Pawtuckaway State Park, running on sections of single track trails, sections of larger trail, and a short distance of paved road. There are lots of ups and downs, roots, rocks, and sometimes...BEES!
I've been trying to write this for a week now...It still doesn't seem real.
I ran the Boston Marathon!
I had big fears going into this race. BIG FEARS. I was afraid of my feet and my legs (getting injured). I was afraid of the weather (overheating). I was afraid of not finishing (what I thought would mean failing).
I felt pressure from so many people watching me, both in person and online. What if I choked in front of all of them?
But I was also extremely excited! Boston is an iconic race and living in the area makes it feel both like my hometown race and the prestigious HONOR that it is to run.
That's something that I don't think a lot of non-runners realize. The true honor that it is to run this race. (I had no idea about this before I ran.)
A Thanksgiving race is a must!
Last year was my first year running a Thanksgiving race and after repeating that for a second year, I plan to run every Turkey Day. (Or non-turkey day if you're me.)
This was my first time at the Fisher Cat's Thanksgiving 5K. I actually planned to run a different race up until about a week before, but when I realized running this 5K would get my milage high enough to complete the Millennium Running Series and earn a jacket...decision made.
One week ago I ran a marathon.
It was hard, but it was awesome!
I'm glad that I wrote some thoughts down the day after the race because, honestly, I've forgotten most of the details already. I'd compare it to my wedding - a memorable moment that I don't remember any of.
Hi, I'm Jessie!
I live in NH with my husband and our pups. My favorite things are coaching Girls on the Run, eating good food that I didn't have to cook, helping other people work on their health, volunteering for and running races, watching tv, doing yoga, and spending too much time on social media. #Balance