April 30th - Apple Blossom Trail Run
This was a 9 mile run through private orchards in Placerville, CA. I decided to do this run this year (2nd annual) because I wanted the chance to run in an area that you can never run on your own, plus it was for a good cause, Hope House of El Dorado County.
|My favorite part of the whole course|
The worst part of the race was, I developed my very first blister ever on a run - AAAAARRRRRGGGGGHHHHHH - with one week before my Wild Wild West Marathon. Not happy. Sadly, I didn't know that I was developing a blister (never having had one). I thought it was a rock in my shoe. So I stopped and took my shoe off, losing time, only to discover I had a blister.
I finished in 1:51, 11th of 12 in my age group, 34th out of 39 overall (female). Hey, at least I wasn't last :)
There are NO pictures of me during the race. I guess the photographer got tired of waiting for me to come through or something. There's only me at the start line - Boring.
May 7th - Wild Wild West Marathon
You can read about this fun experience in my previous post
May 14th - Dirty Secret Trail Run
This was the 1st race Pam and I have done together since last summer. WOW! The ONLY reason I decided to do it! Plus it was on a portion of trail that I had never been on, so............... This was a 10 mile run in Cool, CA. It too was a for a good cause - Project Fit a program to bring running to young kids after school in the Sacramento area.
|Shannon, Angie, Pam|
|The turtles back together again!|
|Ed and me|
In our age group, Pam finished in 2:07, 18th, and I finished in 2:11, 21st out of 27. Angie is in the younger age group and she finished in 1:48, 13th out of 43. Dang she's fast!
And my buddy Ed, who did the short course, finished first in his age group!! He rocks!
|FTR girls rock the Dirty Secret!|