Well, time sure flies when you're having fun.
I realized that I just had my one-year anniversary of my first ever trail race, the Winter Trail Series 12K. It was here where I discovered the joys of running and racing on trails. It was also at this event that I first met OCTR (Jessica, Wendy, Skip, Charlie, and Marissa). A month after my first trail race, I started blogging, and have met a few friends, near and far as a result of it.
Over the past year, I've regarded the trail running community as part of my extended family (as if I needed a larger family). I also completed nearly a dozen trail races, five of them being ultras, including a 50-miler. If you'd asked me a year ago, if I wanted to run 50 miles, I would've told you, "You're crazy." I could not even fathom the idea, or the reason for it. (I'm still working on the reason). And now I'm shooting for three of them this year at the hopes I can come up with a good enough rationalization for doing them. I'll keep you updated.
Looking forward to a great year ahead of running, friendship, and finding more reasons for doing these insane amounts of miles.