I've decided I don't want to live in fear of my blog being haunted, ha.
I'm so excited to be entered into a snowshoe race tomorrow, the Frozen Ass Snowshoe Race in Trenton, put on by Tri and Run Sports. It's been so long coming back to this point, and I can't wait to be in a race atmosphere again. I've been very nervous all week, but now on the day before I'm just purely excited.
My goals are: to have fun during the race, finish the race, and have fun after the race (including being happy with whatever effort I was able to run at and whatever place that puts me in). In other words, go easy on the expectations for the first one back. I want to race a ton this year, and a 7-8km snowshoe race feels like the perfect one to start with. It should be pretty low key, with a fun group of runners from the Trenton area out to enjoy the trails. The race is part of Derrick's Dion Series, so hopefully some people will travel in from other areas to take part too.
I can't think of a better name for a snowshoe race than the Frozen Ass. Anyone who has run on snowshoes through powder while only wearing one layer of tights knows exactly what that feels like.
Derrick giving me a bear hug after my last snowshoe race. Hoping to earn another one tomorrow, because after so long away this one will feel just as sweet to finish.