Byron's Surprise

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

We surprised Byron this weekend! Paula planned the weekend. We came down for a 2 mile trail run. I'm not a big trail run person so I walked most of it with DJ. We walked all the uphills, run down the downhills and mixed it up on the straight aways. I technically finished DFL (dead f*%king last) because they called DJ's number first but whatevs. It was very cold too for October. And it even snowed. :(


We had lunch and birthday cake and played some games.

Then Chris and Banyan showed up!

TC 10 Mile

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Eric had a great run. Me not so much, especially the last half. First 5 miles were as expected. But I was stupid and thought to myself I didn’t need any fuel for just 10 miles and drank too much water at mile 5 to curve my hunger and that failed. It made my stomach upset and I was still hungry. I tried running best I could. That is the last time I think to myself it is ONLY 10 miles. Haha! 

I was so hungry that immediately after I crossed the finish line and got my medal, I went to the table of mixed fruit/peaches. I grabbed a container of peaches opened it up and chugged it. Eric tried to give me a spoon and I said I don't need that. The funny thing is I don't like peaches!  I was so hungry, I didn't care. We went into the Champions tent (ie. we run a lot of their races so we get special privileges) and had a bagel, breakfast burrito and a chicken Caesar wrap...oh and a Mountain Dew. I don't drink a lot of pop so that was a rare thing for me. 

Corn Maze

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

On Saturday we joined Greg, Celeste, Evelyn and Carmen at the Sever's Corn Maze. This is the first year in their new, larger location. The theme is Dinosaurs. It was a fun time!

Maple Leaf Half Marathon

Monday, September 23, 2019

State Number 24 was amazing. The course scared me but it really wasn't so bad. I did better than I imagined considering my last half was 5 days before.  The weather was prefect. It was 25 degrees cooler than Connecticut race. 

The race was very small and I was concerned again with being last. But thankfully I wasn't last...close by not last. There was always somebody in front of me and somebody behind me. I ran it entirely without somebody. It is different experience. 

The worse hills were during miles 8 and 9. They really sucked! I would say this race was almost better than the Connecticut...I was still running regularly during miles 10-12...granted they were all downhill. I have said this before but I think hillier courses are better for me even if I don't like uphills.

Its too bad this race doesn't get more runners because it is a nice course.