Can Lake 50 Results
|October 8, 2012||Posted by Emily under Uncategorized|
Per usual, I haven’t had time to write a decent race report to be posted first thing on Monday morning. This is probably a little bit due to the fact that I proceeded immediately from dropping off my rental car to the closest bar to begin celebrating the race.
In my defense, it was a slightly urgent matter to attend to since I was denied an actual post-race celebration after stupidly forgetting to bring my ID the restaurant.
Cheersing with water is just not the same. Biggest post-race fail ever.
So for now, all you get is this measly race results post. You know, in case you missed one of my several tweets or facebook posts. (I wasn’t exactly shy about the fact that I had a great race on Saturday and kind of sort of fell even more in love with this ultra running thing.)
Not to totally spoil the end of the 50 miler story, but Saturday was pretty close to race perfection. From the rainy start, to the seemingly endless hills, to the slightly painful finish, it was an amazing day of running. And in some kind of sick way, I enjoyed every single one of the 50 miles.
1st Female Finisher
3rd Overall Runner
Runner’s high from the race: no end in sight.
One final and very important note before I get down and dirty with the actual race report. A HUGE HUGE HUGE thank you to both of my parents.
My mom crewed the race like a champ. Handing me snickers, switching out my water bottle, and standing guard while I very publicly peed on the side of the race course.
And my dad drove FOURTEEN hours in one day just to be at the finish line. Yes, fourteen. One day. Ridiculous. And yes, I know, I’m an incredibly lucky girl to have such supportive parents.
Stay tuned for the race report. You’re about to learn everything you never wanted to know about my first 50 miler.