We all have THAT friend.
You know what I mean, right?
The one that pushes you to be a better version of yourself. The one who you can say your crazy ideas too and instead of telling you you’re crazy they actually listen. I can’t tell you how many conversations I have had with this lady that start out “We could…” only to end up becoming reality hours, days, weeks, or months later.
For me that friend is Anna.
She’s my Thelma.
This weekend was another one of our crazy adventures. We were SUPPOSED to take it easy this week. We were SUPPOSED to just put in a 5 mile taper run. But when an opportunity presents itself and it is the other persons birthday, you just do it. One week before our half we ran what would officially be the hardest run in almost 3 years of running, the Missouri Race Series 10 Mile Joplin Race.
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I have no words for how challenging that course was and the pictures I took will never do it any justice. So I’m hopeful that the elevation map gives you and idea of how the run went… for 10+ miles!
And with no official on course photographer, we had to take our own photos.
Because if you don’t take a picture, it didn’t really happen.
But they weren’t all so happy.
Look a hill!
Oh and there’s another one.
This was a smaller hill that led to a BIG hill and on the other side… you guessed it, a hill! And once we got to the end we had to turn around and do it all over again.
Hill after hill after hill. I assure you they looked MUCH more impressive in person.
But some how we did it!
It wasn’t a record setting time or pace and you can guarantee we walked up some of those hills, but we never thought we wouldn’t finish!
Her birthday wish come true, the finish line.
So that’s a wrap on our latest “great” idea. We also came to a mutual agreement mid race that we would NEVER run this course again… or will we?
Only 3 days to go until we run 13.1!
I should also mention we’ll have some company for our half. One week ago Russ impulsively decided to sign-up to do it with us since his employer is a headline sponsor and he could run it for free. So with pretty much zero training he is planning to do his best. Looks like we aren’t the (only) crazy ones after all!
Happy Hump Day!