Run Something That Scares You

IMG_1421I’ve been talking about my “2015 working race calendar” for about two months now. I have finally signed up for my first race; it scares the hell out of me. It actually makes my stomach hurt just thinking about it.

My big scary race is Run the Rock Ultra & Mini. It’s a 50K and described as: fairly challenging due to the technicality of it. Also psyching me out is all the pictures are of dudes, no chicks. There is a limit of 75 runners; I will surely finish last.

This will be my second ultra and fourth trail race. I will follow a training plan, have a race day strategy with the goals of finishing in the allotted time and not dead last.  I’m scared and excited and alive.

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About Anjanette Wiley

Runner, Co-founder @RiverRunClub, vegetarian, being ladylike is not my forte.

Posted on January 2, 2015, in running, trail running, ultrarunning and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Good for you for stretching yourself. Live on the edge. Get out there and crush it!

  2. I love a stretch goal! I personally find thrills in races that are not gimmes!

    • 2 stretch goals in 2015: I just found out I’m in for Hinson Lake 24 hour; the camping scares me the most! Time to sign up for some gimmes! What are you running this year?

      • My sister has done that. I have not. I hear it’s great! For my 24 hour I just ran. No camping needed! 17 hours. Next year I will bring an eno or tent. I going for more miles so I may rest !

      • You will be just fine! No need to camp just run! Hehe. I just brought a chair for my 24 hour race. I did not rest. I got in my 62 miles and left. This year I will bring tent or eno as I as seeking more miles. You will have s blast.

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