I’ve traded out the hiking shoes for running shoes!
As some of you may know, I am on a quest to run a marathon or ultra marathon (any distance over 26.2 miles) in all 50 states. Seeing as how I am already out west, no better time than the present!
Yesterday, I participated in the Foothills Frenzy 50K (31.1 miles) in Boise, Idaho. This was a tough and somewhat technical race in the foothills of Boise; with an undulating course and challenging climbs. I finished in 7 hours and 10 minutes – 74th out of a field of 136 runners. Not a bad showing… since I haven’t actually run more than a handful of times this year. I did suffer through some muscle cramps early on – a result of not training for such a long, endurance event. I will say this – not one person passed me on the climbs!
Now, only three states remain on this side of the country — Wyoming, Nevada, and New Mexico. Any ideas as to which state is next?