Thoughts following the pictures.
Again, I failed. I attempted the Glen Rose, Rough Creek Lodge 40 miler. I ended my journey 27 miles in. I think I could have walked the last 13 miles, but it would have taken another 4 hours or so and I needed to meet someone in Dallas. The course was very difficult, but fun nonetheless.
I completed the marathon distance in 5:17:35, in line with the second-place woman. I would have been 11th or 12th overall. Would have. I signed up for, and fully intended to complete the 40 mile distance. Cramps, cuts, bleeding, pain, falling and more later I knew the end would take much longer than I had budgeted. The course, as I mentioned before, had a four-mile stretch that I could only walk on. By walk, I mean slide down some of the hills and dig my hands into the rock to climb up. It was tough. Good, but tough. A new experience for me. I wish I had more thoughts about the race, but I don’t. It was long and hard (insert that’s what she said joke) but that’s about it. I’ve never been this sore.
But, as always, look forward to the next one.