That is what I said to myself after tonite's race- by far one of the most intense races ever! This 8 mile race ended up being 8.7 miles - four 2+ mile loops through trails covered in 6 inches of snow! It really was crazy. After the first loop I thought "really, I have to do this 4 more times?" Not to mention my back/nerve was killing me and it was literally 3 degrees out. My eyelashes froze shut and I kept having to put my gloves over my face to melt them. If that isn't hard core, I don't know what is! One of my running friends from my Thursday night group did it (it was his idea) and I spent a large part of the race cursing his name! In the end, it was all good though as I came in first overall female with a course record (although this race is only in it's second year but whatevs...) I won a cozy fleece blanket! :) Yay! Unfortunately, the uneven snow-footing has pushed my back to a whole new level of hurt and I can barely walk. I made plans to meet my training bud tomorrow morning for a long run so that should be interesting. I think I'll just defrost under the covers and hope it goes away!
Good times runners. Keep it real.