|Pengelly Double Dip Course Map.|
|14 yr old Ella DeGrandpre ran the 3rd fastest time ever on this course and finished only 2 min behind me. She ran the 3rd fastest time ever on the course for women. Incredible! Photo Credit: Pengelly Double Dip / Myke Hermsmeyer|
Lesson learned- keep believing that you can meet your goals even if your brain tells you its not gonna happen. Erase the doubt, tell yourself you can do it and just give it your darn best! You won't regret that you did not give up.
|Running on the Fire Road Pengelly Double Dip. Photo Credit: Pengelly Double Dip / Myke Hermsmeyer|
After the race, Runners Edge and Run Wild Missoula partnered up to stage a fantastic post-race party, and awards ceremony. They had free food, running vendors and even had renown Coach Jason Koop share his knowledge. The best part was seeing and talking to all the friendly and energetic runners. Everyone there is so supportive and kind. I feel so lucky to be part of this growing running community of compassionate runners and leaders of the sport.
|Awards Ceremony at the Marshall Mountain Trail Festival. Kevin Twidwell on right did a fantastic job of race directing and Tony Banovich did a fine job of announcing. These guys are top-notch. Photo Credit: Vo Von Sehlen/Runners Edge|
|In my happy place. Ran the second half by myself trying to push myself to run sub 1:05. .. |
Photo Credit: Jon Wick
Check out this short 22 sec video to see why I really want to try out for the World Mtn Running Team again. Cow bells, intensity and beautiful scenery.
|Trying on their new hats.|
|Blue flox blooming around our house. Returning from my mountain run. Miles and Miles of meadow and forested trails behind our house.|
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