A year and a half has gone by since I busted out a race of any kind. Yesterday, on one of the most beautiful weekend weather days we’ve had in awhile, I celebrated getting back into some resemblance of shape by running a 4.5 mile trail race…followed by eating lots of chocolate!
Mud & Chocolate was a low-key, decent sized race out at the Redmond Watershed Preserve. The trail was fast, through rolling hills in the woods. I didn’t even mind what mud there was along the way as it provided a distraction, taking my concentration away from breathing and any little tweak or pain!
And after jumping mud puddles and wishing for more downhills, there was the Easter bunny with a basket of chocolate to mark the finish line. This was the first race I’ve participated in where I had no idea what my finish time was – perhaps they called it out, but the table of chocolate goodies just beyond the finish had my full attention.
PROOF! Another 30b30 complete!