Friday, January 14, 2011

Running With An Angel

I have been out of the blogging world for a while... No excuses really... Sorry I have taken so long on this update but here it is.

I ran my 24th marathon last Saturday, Hoo Ha! "The Running From An Angel Marathon" in Boulder City, NV. It was put on by Calico Racing and was a relatively small race...Only 85 marathoners. There was also a 50 mile, a half marathon, a 10K, and a 5K run...475 participants overall! I really like these smaller races! Calico Racing did a great job. Organization was good, people were friendly and they had aid stations every 1.5 miles which was awesome!!

It was a scenic out and back course through the Lake Mead recreation area and running near the water is always a treat! Weather was good, temperature was good, just an all round good course.



As always during a race, I met a lot of nice people! I saw my running friend Sharon, who I see at nearly every Utah/Nevada race..she will be running her 100th marathon this year! It is always nice to see a familiar face!

The best part about Saturday was that my knee held up through the entire race! I woke up, took some ibuprofen AND put a Salonpas pain patch on it, I love the patch.... highly recommend them too! Then right before the race began I inhaled some Tylenol 800 mg, oh the life of a running fool! That all seemed to do the trick. I felt pretty good the entire race. Yay for pain meds!

The only thing I didn't like about "Running With An Angel" was the post race food...chili. We overheard someone say, "We just ran 26.2 miles and we get chili?!?" Maybe it was donated....? I had to pass on a bowl, not knowing how my stomach would react cause it was CHILI! Went with the fruit option instead. But overall it was a great race, Chili, Really, and I will definitely run another Calico race!


Thank you Little Caesars my Awesome Sponsor!!!
 Keep running!

7 comments:

Marci said...

Scenery looks amazing, and welcome back (I am back after a loooonggg break!)

Janice {Run Far} said...

wahoo! you go girlie. You are so amazing. Chili... yuck. I love it when there are potato chips... love me some salt.

Tina @GottaRunNow said...

Congrats on finishing your 24th marathon! My favorite post-run drink is chocolate milk, but I've only seen it once when I finished a marathon so I like to bring my own.

Beth said...

looks like a beautiful race. 24 marathons?!? yowza!

Leslie said...

Sounds fun! Congrats on another marathon Stacy!

Denise said...

congrats and i'm glad the knee felt good. and chilli, yea, what are they thinking? we had baked beans after rehoboth marathon. what the heck?

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

OMIGOSH!! my husband and I ran our first marathon at Running from an Angel!! We could've met! Dang it!

THAT WAS YOUR 24TH???? WOW!!!

Here is the post about it: http://jallen.blogspot.com/2011/01/running-from-angel-race-report-131.html