Showing off My Ultra Medal

April 14, 2020   /   byrunningwhilevegan  / Categories :  Uncategorized

I wrote a whole post about my ultra marathon in Alaska and never once showed off my beautiful new medal! I’m definitely the kind of person who keeps all my medals for sentimental value, and so obviously this one has the most value!

Race, shirt, medal, engagement ring in downtown Anchorage the morning after the race!

Medal at Matanuska Glacier!

And the best medal of all — my new engagement ring! My fingers were too swollen after the race to get it on all the way! Once the swelling went down it was actually a little big, but initially I thought I’d have to wear it on my pinkie!

I just finished Catra Corbett’s book, “Reborn on the Run“, and I could not put it down! She didn’t consider herself an ultra marathoner until she completed her first 100 mile race, but she is also a woman of extremes. Okay, to be honest so am I, and I definitely considered this my baby-step ultra, but also not planning on signing up for another one anytime soon. Finishing this race allowed me to hone in on my running once I got home, and I’ve been pleased with my finishing times since getting back from Alaska! My new plan is quality over quantity, but don’t get me wrong, traveling the country running races was awesome! My goals shifted, and spending less time on the race courses has been so very exciting. I’ll get back to ultras when I’m good and ready.

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