The Mighty Electric 100 Mile
Running the USATF Certified .5 Mile paved oval in Murrell Park, Flower Mound Texas was a run to remember. A special thanks goes out to Robert Tavernini and his wonderful aid-station crew, Carson, Madilynn and Dave for showing up to keep me moving. I have never ran around in a circle for more than 12 laps until now, the race took me to the 100 mile mark completing 197 laps for an official finish.
I find I frequently say this but here it goes again....we can have the best intentions when we get to the starting line but overall it seems to be the luck of the draw. I felt great and was confident that i would surpass my previous time in the 100 mile distance of 18:54 but like I said things happen. At mile 20 I started to feel sick to my stomach and I did tell myself that it is only a feeling and I will get past it. Nope no such luck....From mile 20-80 I could not keep any fluid or food down which resulted in a time that wasn't going to think about surpassing my previous. I didn't give up however, at mile 80 I did sit down just to see if things would calm for me and when they didn't I got up and continued to pick away at the miles till I reached 100. For the first time I was able to have two of my biggest supporters at my side to push me along, my son Carson and daughter Madilynn were there to help finish out the last few miles with me cheering "Go Mommy Go!" Sick or not my smile looked like I just won the gold and if you think about it and put life in perspective I did!
Overall the it was a great race, the crew, volunteers and other runners made it an experience to remember and one I will try again next year.
I finished the race in 25+hrs.......but never the less I finished!