Sloppy Cuckoo 12-hour Challenge – I’m an #UltraMarathoner!

You guys!! I ran over 35 miles yesterday!!

I hauled a$$ through that finish chute!

I hauled a$$ through that finish chute!

My time wasn’t what I wanted, but OMG! That was the hardest, most challenging, awesomely awful thing EVER! Those trails were no joke!!

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I had to climb over fallen trees and huge stumps, run through mud and a creek, climb up and down unimaginable steep hills, and try not to kill myself on the wet rocks and gravel.

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I did wipeout several times, but I kept going!

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I completed 2 of the 3 goals I had set for myself:

  1. Complete at least 4 of the 6.55 mile loops. Check! However, the loops weren’t 6.55 miles – they were 7 miles!
  2. Complete (at least) 50k. Check!!
  3. Run the entire 12 hours. Nope. On my last wipeout I’m pretty sure I broke a toe. If not for that I know I could have done (at least) 1 more loop.

I got some awesome swag!

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I won a German Weatherhouse for completing 50k plus!

I can’t wait to do it again!! Lol! So my upcoming goals are to get some actual trail shoes, and to work on my coordination. Clumsy people on trail runs = lots of injuries!

Oh, and the fuel stops!! Seriously, the best ever! They had peanut butter sandwiches, Oreos, Fig Newtons, and so much yummy goodness!!

Oreos?! Yes please!! #getinmybelly

Oreos?! Yes please!! #getinmybelly

And the best part of the whole thing? I never once experienced any social anxiety! It was such a small field of runners (less than 500 I think) that I never felt smothered by gobs of people. I never felt overwhelmed. After the first 2 loops it felt like I had almost the whole trail to myself. It was awesome!!

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And I can’t wait to do it again!

Here's the outfit I wore, except I ended up swapping the shorts for one of my #skirtsports. I wore #Injini socks under a pair of Experias, and my New Balance Vazee Pace shoes.

Here’s the outfit I wore, except I ended up swapping the shorts for one of my #skirtsports. I wore #Injini socks under a pair of Experias, and my New Balance Vazee Pace shoes.

Holy crap, I’m an ultramarathoner!

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9 thoughts on “Sloppy Cuckoo 12-hour Challenge – I’m an #UltraMarathoner!

  1. You definitely should have had trail shoes!

    Yes, you’ve definitely gone over to the dark side. That’s a GREAT time for trail running – you don’t run trails at the same pace as roads.

    My race was small – 750 runners full & half combined & while I was never completely alone, it definitely wasn’t crowded.

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