The post below was originally published in 2011, and it's been updated each year to reflect where I am in my life and the new...Read More
A Girl Can Dream
One of my best running experiences to date – maybe even The Best – was the Lost in the Lost Pines trail run in October 2008. I loved bounding up hills and scrabbling over rocks, completely unconcerned with the time on the clock. It was just about having fun playing in the woods, and it felt like a celebration of our new-found love of running. All good things seemed possible. Hell, I even did a handstand against a tree before the race. THAT’S how giddy I was.
Today, under a blanket, feeling quite sorry for myself, I saw an ad in Runner’s World for the XTerra Trail Run Series. I went to the website and subscribed to the newsletter. Some day this year, I’m going to feel better. And I’m going to do one of those XTerra trail runs. Damn it.