Sunday, January 29, 2017

Feels like I've been keeping this secret for AGES!!!

I'm expecting another baby BOY late this summer!  I have a lot to catch you guys up on, as it's been quite the journey.  Running is going so well lately, even though I had a rough two-week patch at the beginning of the year.  I could barely get myself out of bed, much less out for a long run.  Things are back to normal, and I'm excited to round out our family with this new little guy.

I promise no excessive baby posts.  I've put the brakes on social media for the past three months in order avoid overwhelming you guys with first trimester weirdness. 

Right now, I'm planning to take this new little guy on a few trail races (planned 20k and 10k spring events), and get him a shiny new jogging rig for my fall training.  Back to your regularly scheduled programming!

- Rheagan

Friday, January 13, 2017

Crusher Ridge 21k Trail Race at Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve: A Race Report in Photos

Out of the starting chute...Katherine in black, me in purple, and Jessica in peach.

Third aid station...sun's out, guns out!

A final training run with Jessica and Katherine.  Photos are out of order, and I don't care.

Final training run with the women's ultra club.  Left to right: Teresa, Michelle, Katherine, Jessica, Jodi, and me.  Also out of order, obv.

Staging area for the Crusher Ridge race.

With Jessica at the start.

With Matt and Jessica.

Standing around in gear, waiting for someone with a gun.

About four miles in, morale was still high.

Matt, Jessica, me, Katherine, Katherine's son Stephen (who outright won the 5k trail event).  This is obviously before the race, because I am not bleeding yet.

After the race and about three beers.  I can tell, because my knees are trashed.  Left to right:  Michelle, me, Joseph, Katherine.

With Jessica at the top of Ruffner mountain...mile 10?  A guy running the 42k took this photo for us.

Strava grab...I didn't "race" this, but paced Jessica for half of the 42k, then volunteered at an aid station for the second half.
Official race map.