I was the annoying girl on twitter today.
You know the one hinting at a big registration…
Then registering and running off without saying what I registered for.
Over the last few weeks I have been hinting that something big is coming up for me, and today I finally committed to it and hit register. I couldn’t just sit and think about it anymore!
I have been thinking about this race for months now. I have been really thinking about what I want to do next and have been using this off season to find where my heart wanted to run this spring. I know this break has done me good and I am really ready to tackle something big. I am refreshed, rejuvenated, excited and hungry to run.
I have been racking my friend’s brains, getting reactions, asking for advice, thinking about my training plan, reading about training plans, planning out running routes, talking, thinking, talking, thinking… but when I would come to actually registering, it really freaked me out.
And that’s when I realized that’s exactly why I want to do this.
I want to do something that scares me. Something that really pushes my limits, but a new different kind of limit. Something I have been talking about doing for a very long time, but just hadn’t found the right time for. If you have been reading this blog for a while now, you know that this has been on my goals list forever and it just keep getting postponed year after year.
But not anymore, now is the time.
I have registered for my first ultra-marathon, and not just any ultra, a 50 mile ultra.
American River 50 here I come.
I have observed this race from afar the last couple years and it always really intrigued me. It’s a very popular 50 miler in this area and Sacramento is one of my favorite cities to run races in. I have talked to runners who have ran it as their first 50 and first ultra and it came highly recommended.
The course is a combination of pavement and trail running, with the tough trail running coming in the second half of the course. I am excited to really expand my trail running while also keeping in some road running as well. I will definitely be talking about all of this in full detail as I go, and trust me there are a lot of details.
I am scared.
I am excited.
My mind is spinning with a thousand what ifs.
I am pretty much freaking out! But in a very good way.
So here we go, on a very big new exciting journey. I am so excited to bring you guys along. Let the countdown begin.