What was I thinking??? Several years of running has brought me to a place I never would have dreamed I would be at. On June 3rd I will run in my first Ultra Marathon (50k) and set a course to the unknown. November will bring my first 50 mile Ultra and then who knows from that point. I tease my husband that a 100 mile might be around the corner but deep down I dream that one day even that might be a possibility.
So each week I hit the pavement for miles of running sharing the road with drivers who often don’t understand that sidewalks are not a runner’s friend. They speed past often unaware that a 35 year old mother of two and wife to a very supportive husband, pushes to reach new limits even she is unaware of. On the weekends I drive to a nearby State Park and hit the trails for hours of running. This is where I get lost and take in all the sounds around me that the traffic often drowns out during the week. And like most weekends, just before the trail run is over, I take one good fall kissing the dirt as I hit the ground. Still I would give nothing for this time in my life. I am alive and I love the feeling of accomplishment that running gives me. I am a runner and one day very soon I will be an Ultra Girl!