Before the Sylamore 25K
So I got this wild hair that since I wasn't pregnant that I could go ahead and run the Little Rock half marathon in a couple of weeks. When I got to looking at the training schedule, I saw that I needed to have a longer run to be better prepared. This left the option of running the Sylamore 25K, and crazy-ass me decided I should do that run also. I have to say it was BEAUTIFUL!!!! I also was in no shape whatsoever to do this run (15.5 miles), considering the longest I had ever run before was a 10K (6.2 miles). Highlights include crossing the icy White River in not-quite-waist-high water TWICE, the amazing athletes that also embarked on this journey, and a breath taking experience of 3-4 HUGE deer crossing the trail path right in front of me! Nothing compares, though, to the thrill of having my whole family cheer me on as I crossed the finish line in 4 hours and 1 minute! Honestly, knowing that I would see them all at the end of the run gave me the strength I needed to complete the course. This was an amazing experience and I hope I get to do it again--in better shape, of course.
After the Sylamore 25K