On Sunday I ran my 40th race of 2014, the Energy Events Champoeg Half Marathon! I had a really tough time due to the heat, and ran slower that I'd planned, but it's really a nicely done event and it was nice to run somewhere new. Can't complain about the beer or sweet medal either! Check out the official race recap on the Energy Events Blog!
The official race recap of Gateway to the Gorge Half Marathon is up on the Energy Events blog! It was a challenging race for sure, and made my legs a lot more tired than I had expected--the first half of the race had a lot of uphill. Still, a great event with a beautiful course, awesome friends (including Solemates volunteering at an aid station!), and I'm stoked to add another medal to my collection :)
This was my first time EVER running the Fueled By Fine Wine Half Marathon!!! It was CRAZY hilly (more like hiking than running for me), but a BEAUTIFUL course. And the wine tasting afterwards was fantastic! Check out my race recap on the official Energy Events blog.
Also, I got to run as part of Elk Cove Vineyard's team, "The Herd," which was super fun to be a part of, and we had an awesome post-post-race BBQ and wine tasting out at the vineyard as well.
My official race recap is up on the Energy Events blog! This post is more personal... because a lot of things happened in my life around the same time as the Vancouver USA Marathon. I've rewritten this a few times, wondering what all I should include (does anyone care what I'm thinking at mile 14?). But in the end I decided that I needed to write this for me, and if you decide to read this long post, thanks :) Hopefully it was interesting/humorous/not too terrible.