I am writing this race report from a lovely canopy bed in an “undisclosed location” while savoring homemade molasses cookies and a rich latte. My quads, glutes, calves and toes are complaining about what I put them through on Sunday, but I feel elated. So grateful to be away with my beloved husband, celebrating the culmination of months of effort and pausing to recover and reconnect.
I loved racing the Ventura, CA Mountains to Beach marathon. The first 19 miles and the last half mile were amazing and exhilirating. Miles 20-26 were hard, and worsened by a hard fall that left me scraped up. But part of the human experience is the joy that comes after pushing through pain and difficulty. And I can’t wait to work on these weaknesses in the hope of having a better experience in the fall.
Here is how my experience unfolded. Read more