The race started at 7 AM, just as the sun was making her grand appearance. The vibe at the start was infectious. There is just an amazing spirit at Monument Valley.
|My biggest fans xoxo|
|This is pretty awesome, right??!?|
So, I modified my strategy. This time I would just enjoy the ride. This time I would not focus on being fast. This time I would remember to eat. And eat often (huge shout out to honey stinger for your support!). And hydrate. Bust mostly I would remember this is much more than an athletic feat. Every single time I run I grow and learn something new about myself and the people around me.
|Probably one of my favorite shots|
|And my second fav|
|Ear of the Wind arch|
|I love rock art, so this was just such a treat :)|
|After climbing for God knows how long straight up to the top of Mitchell Mesa, we were rewarded with views. VIEWS!!|
|On top of the world. And HAPPY :) :)|
|With just a few yards to go, my little buddies were there to usher me into the finish :) I love this pic!|
|Happy moment -- I see the finish line -- and my family and friends :) :)|
|My 2nd place overall female prize -- a handmade tomahawk. :) :) Proud :) :)|
|Top 3 BadASS CHICKS with race director, Matt Gunn|
As I now go grab a glass of wine and try and relax (and ice my feet and ankles) I want everyone reading this to take away one thing from this post -- you can do anything. ANYTHING. What's your dream? Go get it! Life is short -- do what makes you happy people!