About a month ago, Karli texted me and asked me if I wanted to sign up for a race here in Heber. The race was that weekend. ha!
I said sure, and signed up.
It was called The Dam Train Race.
We would ride the Heber Creeper up to the starting line in Midway, and run back to the train station. The goal was to try to beat the train on the way back.
It sounded really fun! The distance was a 12K, which I had never heard of. It is a little over 8 miles.
The morning of the race, Karli got really sick, so I ended up doing it alone. I was really bummed about going alone, and almost didn't do it, but I LOVE fall running, and I knew this course would be gorgeous, so I did it.
I am so glad I did!!!
I have never, ever done a more scenic, gorgeous, breathtaking run in my life, up to this point. Just sitting at the starting line, watching the sun rise, was unbelievable!
I sat by a girl on the train that was really nice, and we became friends pretty quickly. I lost her once the race started though.
The course was very, very hard! I had no idea. It was a trail run, and it was almost all uphill. Steep uphill! I decided early on to just take my time and enjoy it...so I did.
The course ran past the Deer Creek Reservoir, and the view of that was gorgeous, with the snow capped mountains behind it, and the fall colored trees surrounding me. It may as well have been straight out of a fairy tail.
It was a great run, hard, but worth it.
I stopped a few times to take pictures, and ended up not beating the train because of it...darn. :)
At the finish line, Ben called me and told me they were almost there! What a sweet surprise! It was so great to be with my family at the finish line, and to not be alone. It was the icing on the cake for sure!
I am so glad I did the race, and I will absolutely be signing up again next year....with Karli!
I love where I live!