Moab Red Hot 33K.
I was supposed to run the 55K but with my lack of training the past 6 weeks I figured that I could push through the 55K or I could drop to the 33K and run with my sister and enjoy the day. Right now, enjoying running is my thing. So, enjoy we did!
I was afraid it would be freezing cold, but oh it was beautiful! The mud was frozen, but the sun was out and I even shed my long sleeve throw away shirt before we started. There was still snow on the trail so we brought yak trax just in case. Neither of us wanted a helicopter rescuse for a fall! It was an incredibly lovely morning, blue skies, great company, fun runners around us. Helping others along the way, stopping for pictures, enjoying the aid stations, taking in the incredible view and chatting for hours. It was seriously the perfect day. Great memories with lots of fun and an incredible run to add to it. Our relationship of 36 years was celebrated well! (just in case you don't get it...My birthday is Monday, I'm turning 36 so I've been with my big sisters for 36 years!
The finish line came all too soon (not for my legs, but for my heart! I could've stayed out there all day) and it was fun to see Lauren and David who had come down with me. Water Boy for my sister was also there. A perfect ending to a great race. Then a shower and dinner at Zax and ice cream and hot tubbing finished off the evening. It was an incredible day. I sincerely wish every day could be like this. It was near perfection! I'm certainly a desert girl and Moab is heaven for me. Luckily, my sister feels the same!