Our weekend was fabulous and RELAXING!
Saturday morning I woke up to the beautiful sunshine after a couple of days of rain.
After that, me and the girls met up at the new trail system in our town and hit the trails for an easy 5 miles.
It was smooth sailing!
I feel in the best shape of my life right now.
A great feeling after a years worth of hard work.
I have come to love these beautiful women who I have had the pleasure of running with the past year.
They have created drive, inspiration and the power to finish strong in all my running goals.
I honestly don't know if I could go back to solo-running after this experience due to the fact it has become such a part of me.
Liz Robbins from the New York Times says "Long distance running may be the ultimate individual pursuit, offering a time for peace, solitude and communion with one’s body. But for many runners, distance running is the epitome of community, a true testament to the uplifting spirit of the sport."
The old saying "It takes a village to raise a child" proves true when it comes to long distance running, showcasing the point that, running with others will make you a better runner. Running with others give you energy, spirit and encouragement, making what seemed hard, a easy check of the check-list, finishing goals that you never for saw yourself completing.
Next up on my racing calendar is the Disneyland Half Marathon, Warrior Dash, The Color Run, The Run Away Pumpkin Half and the Silver Falls Trail Half Marathon.
Time to lace up my shoes and get going!
See you all later