photo credit: the always amazing JYR
Hello! I certainly didn't mean to go so long without a word here. I went back to work in April and the world has moved at hyperspeed ever since. It's a challenge but a new chapter that I am enjoying immensely.
The other weekend, I ran my first trail race. We started in the village and then ran up and flailed down the super steep paths all around the valley. It was a lot of fun and pretty challenging. A12km race by teams of two was the perfect initiation into the excitement and adrenaline of trail races. I had a delightful friend as my trail-running partner. We had great encouragement from Félix and Clover and our friends. Such a fun surprise to come down through a trail and see everyone cheering. It lifted our spirits every time.
During the course, I had decided that I was most definitely not going to ever run a trail race ever, ever again. Those hills were killer but, once we crossed the finish line and joined the festive post-race ambiance, that feeling was quickly forgotten. View the whole race recap on the Les Contamines webzine in english or in french.