What a very busy weekend! The hubby was away for work this week (and weekend) and the weather here has been extraordinarily warm and snowless. Therefore why not sign up for a snowshoe race right? Well that's what I did!
Our local running store, Kinetic Running (kineticrunning.net) held the 5th annual Cock-a-doodle Shoe Snowshoe Race 5k and 10k. I have participated in this race for the past 3 years and have enjoyed it tremendously! Now I have to admit that 3 years ago when I first signed up I had no idea what I was in for. I showed up dressed in snow gear (not running gear) and my back country snow shoes. Wow was I surprised when I watched the other runners take off in their running clothes and specialized running snowshoes. Needless to say the following year I was dressed more appropriately and had secured a pair of running snowshoes to borrow. I even persuaded my running buddy to join me, and she had so much fun she returned this year too.
This years race did not disappoint! The course was clearly marked and although most of the North Country is lacking snow the New Land Trust (newlandtrust.org) had just enough for the race. The course was fast and this years run felt much easier than in years past.
Immediately following the race I attended my weekly yoga for runners class. The instructor also ran the race with us! By the end of class my legs were toast and my core was quaking... whew! What a day!
Today I was extremely excited to receive an email from Nuun Hydration. I have been chosen to be 2017 Nuun Ambassador! So far this new year looks to be an extremely motivating one!
Mom of 2 girls, wife, outdoor explorer, lover of the Adirondack Mountains, coffee addict, craft beer enthusiast, runner, yoga devotee, local wine drinker...