Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Hallow's Eve Recap

The Hallow's Eve 10km on Sunday was a lot of fun.

It's been quite a while since I ran a race with over a dozen people I know so that made it different for sure. Here are some of the IF crew... many not pictured.

I went into the race with no plan whatsoever other than to enjoy myself. I knew I wanted to check in on the group from lululemon and that I wanted to run with some of the IF folks for a bit but that I also wanted to run a few sections "for myself".

So that's exactly what I did. At the start I ran with some friends from IF including my old coach (from a year or so ago) James. Then I slowed down and waited to run with the lulu girls for a while. Then I sped back up and ran with Virginia and Antony (who was in Moab with me)...

The course was pretty challenging (do I ever NOT say that?) There were LOTS of stairs, and lots of wooden walkways that were wet (this is pretty sketchy with my running leg). There were lots of uphills and some really fun downhills too.

I was having a blast running with a group of about 6 runners for several km until I caught my leg on a root and actually dislodged it! That has never happened to me in any race... it was actually off for a second... somehow I didn't go down - just hopped and reattached.

That broke my momentum, I lost my group, and though I got the leg back on, it was very sloppy - the liner had been pulled down a bit...

Fortunately I was only a km or 2 from home and didn't need to do a full reset.

My next post may have to be a prosthetic leg make-over... my running leg is in ROUGH shape after the last two or three trail runs and also the 3 Peaks... It is definitely in need of some TLC.

Congrats to everyone from IF and lululemon!!

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Jo Lynn said...

Well, that's something I don't see every day when I'm running trails, someone's leg getting dislodged! I really am in awe of you being able to run trails, period.

Vincent said...

if it had been colder and you were wearing pants or something that would have been quite the sight for someone to simply see your leg pop off.

Sorry I missed the race. One of these days I'll make it out to one of them

Missy said...

You have some amazing balance to have that kind of momentum and to, uh, well, lose a leg and NOT go down. Wow, that's amazing.

Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

way to stay in the game with the loss of you leg. you are amazing and your drive and atitude is wonderful.

Give you leg from extra TLC ASAP :)