Runners, as a whole, are a funny group. Just look around you 30 minutes before a race and you will see what I mean. Between hopping around in calf warmers and meditating next to their car, the people watching never disappoints. But yes, I am one of those crazies. I get butterflies in my stomach just typing about racing. I began running because my mom is a crazy runner too, and so was her mom. That is them below!
My favorite races are 10ks and 10 milers. I do enjoy half marathons, but not nearly as much. This fall I ran two new races and placed in both! For the Ocean City Seaside 10-miler I took home first place in my age group (female 20-29).
On November 10th I ran a 10 k trail race. I am mostly a road runner, so I shocked myself when I was the first female runner to come through the finish line! My mom and sister were just a couple of minutes behind me. It was a smaller race with only about 200 runners, but I was still excited. The course was in Middleburg, Virginia at Camp Highroad. I was more sore after those 6 miles than any half marathon I have ever run!