Surprisingly, my stomach forgave me. Unfortunately my hips and legs have yet to decide if they are willing to forgive and forget. After 16 miles in less than 24 hours, I guess I can't blame them for rebelling everytime I try to stand up or go up and down stairs.
This weekend I ran (well the last leg I wasn't really what I call running) the Wasatch Back Relay--a 181-mile, 24-hour race from Logan to Park City-- with 11 awesome women (and two amazing drivers)! You run it in teams of 12, with each runner running 3 legs varying from 3-8 miles.
It was a little bit of a flashback for me-- we were all alumni of the Weber State University track/cross country team, and it reminded me of why I loved running in college so much. I was surrounded by amazing women that all worked really hard and were great examples to me. They were kind, beautiful and competitive. I get all sappy and emotional thinking about it. I was so inspired watching each woman get out on the course and run so fast and then get in the van and cheer for everyone else!
We won our category and were the second "women's" team--(the first place was Davis High girls--grrrr! and wow they are amazing too). What good times! Thanks Mike for biking seven miles up a mountain and then seven back down just to give me some company while I ran at 2:30 a.m.