Today I'm taking a break from my usual fitness-related posts to get a little more personal. Before I broke into working for myself as a personal trainer, I was a run-blogger, in the loosest sense of the term. That's to say that I never had sponsored posts, nor did anything I wrote ever stand out in the ever-growing sea of health and fitness bloggers. I started writing to share my journey of maintaining fitness while pregnant and getting back on a training plan after having my child. As the years went by and the races came and went, work took priority over writing race reports, which is why I haven't posted one since this time last year. Which is what brings me here today.
For starters, this race report is going to read a bit differently than last year's, as I felt like a completely different person running this time around. At one point I was actually asking myself, "Who ARE you?? How are you running like this?!" as I gleefully bounded down the final descent. I want to share just how much difference a year of learning and training can make, especially because all the changes that took place could not be seen on the surface.
I want to share the changes I made with nutrition, hydration and training that not only brought me to the starting like of this year's Quest for the Crest 50K with confidence, but carried me through to a strong finish with a big smile.