Well what a busy rest of February and March. Can you believe it’s already March 2016? Time is flying by WAY too fast, even my runs are seeming fast, LOL. Not so much the speed but they’re over way too soon.
March 5, 2016 was another trail race for me Griffith Park Trail Half Marathon. There was also a full which I will do next year. As I am adding distance on the trails, I am working on doing it slowly so I don’t bite off more than I can chew. I don’t want injuries but the most important reason is I don’t want to ever lose the my love of running. Like Eric Liddell says in Chariots of Fire, “when I run I feel HIS pleasure” and that feeling is way too heavenly and divine for me to ever spoil. So…I’m working on getting up to 100 miles in 2.5 years, my 50th year here on earth, but I am doing it gradually.
Anyway, the GP half marathon was just too much fun. Keira Henninger puts on amazing races, and this one was no different. My other goal is to run all her races and in prep I am attending her women’s only trail camp later this summer. I will blog about that come June. This half was in Griffith Park, so it was a hometown race for me. I live in SLO now but grew up in LA, right there, and I LOVE going home.
Let me first say I was in love with this outfit and my fuel. I fuel with Nuun, Honey Stinger, which I wear/carry in a Nathan Hydration Pack. The whole outfit is a Oiselle outfit, their newest color, SHINE, and I am in LOVE LOVE LOVE! Check it out on their web site and order STAT. I also wore #thegibblers by Pro Compression; one of my favorite pair. I wore Newton trail shoes, had my Momentum Wrap for inspiration, and my Garmin Fenix3. It ended up being a perfect outfit and I felt great with my fuel choices.
The course was wonderful and it was fun to run with other #runitfast, #werunsocial and #dirtbagrunners. I seriously am in love with all the friends I’m meeting at these events and my life is so much richer for it. Thank you all! Bessos!
Some other runs this month were two St. Patty’s Day runs (no races) and loads of beach runs and trail runs. I am digging joining Dirt Bag Runners and as always I am loving my Pro socks.
Not all runners feel the same way, but for me (and loads of others), the outfit adds to the fun!
Mid March or so I heard from Suffer Better that I was chosen to be an ambassador for 2016. If you don’t know about them, head over to sufferbetter.com and check them out. I will have discount codes soon too. They are also giving back 10% of sales to a charity of my choice. They are all about giving 110%, which aligns with my beliefs. I have been donating money each time I race for years, and as a therapist, I believe we all must learn to “suffer better”.
Above is one of the million photos I took on my latest trail runs. I can’t believe California is this green, thank you El Nino, and I have been in bliss running the trails. Seriously broke down in tears and then was giddily laughing today as I ran up and down the mountains!
I hope you are all getting out on the trails and roads and enjoying this beautiful spring!