Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Skippo 10K Trail Race

Last week, I mentioned that some friends and I participated in the Skippo 10K Trail Race recently. Let me tell you, this was by far the hardest run I have ever done!

It started off easy...

It was advertised as "a fairly flat course, except, of course, for the famous stairs!", so I was confident that I could handle it. Oh, the lies! The course was anything but flat. The terrain was rocky, the hills were steep, and there were creeks to cross. Oh, and those famous stairs?  Well, they seemed never-ending! Although we tried to run as much of it as we could, there were some hills that we just had to walk. Even while we were walking I was still worried about tripping and falling down a steep hillside. And while we're on the subject of tripping, I guess I should confess that I actually did take a tumble myself. My foot caught a tree root and I not-so-gracefully face-planted into the ground in front of several strangers. Needless to say, it was not my finest moment.

The stairs of death...
We made it to the top!
But first, let's take a selfie

It was far from a graceful run, but we did survive! Overall, I did enjoy the trail race. The scenery was beautiful and nothing about the run was boring. I will have to adjust my expectations prior to signing up for another one in the future, though!

And we survived....

Emily Ann