Feb 2013 •• that time we flew to Texas and ran (& walked) for 7 hours and 7 minutes to earn our first and only (so far) ultramarathon metal. A 31 mile foot tour of Fort Worth. Cobblestone, friendly neighborhoods, and getting passed by pregnant women.
No shame here.
Those ladies were badass. And so were (are) we. I did a dumb thing (still a new distance runner at the time) and I decided to run in shoes I didn't train in 😲 and by the marathon mark (26 miles), I was sobbing like a toddler but couldn't make any tears b/c I was horribly dehydrated (I was also terrible at fueling before & during events due to a nervous tummy), so TJ had to endure my tired, hungry, ugly cry face for a long few miles. But he was an awesome Bunny, like always, and was my number one encourager. When we crossed that finish line together :: hand in hand :: any ounce of pain I felt was replaced with pure joy. 💗
Never ever would I have guessed I could complete 31 miles in one shot :: but I did. We did. And it was one of our proudest events to date.
We managed to get back to the hotel before my feets hit the brakes and said "No more, girl!! Please, I beg you!!'" I had to crawl on my hands and knees across the room for a good couple of hours. We ordered tons of plant-based delivery food and after a bit of rest, I hobbled down to the indoor pool so I could flip flop between the cool pool & hot tub for some post "I just tore my body up" recovery.
That night we decided to take a spontaneous road-trip (on our trip) the next morning to New Orleans b/c why not?
We drove through two hurricane warnings which was nice and terrifying... but remarkably, my feets felt pretty damn amazing by the time we checked into our hotel and we were ready to celebrate our accomplishment in a new city for a hot second or two. ☮️🌱🏃🏼♀️🏃🏻
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