I wasn't really sure how i would do in the MHM, but i know i love running and hiking up mountains and this would almost be a mixture of both. I ended up getting spoiled with some snow too. I began going at a good pace with Erin, but realized i like to walk faster up the hills so i went ahead after a few laps.
I liked how there were lots of us out there and we got to cheer each other on as we passed by every lap. I also liked not having to carry water since i have access to it twice every mile. My garmin died after about 23 laps, so i spent some time looking for another watch in the car. It was my fault as i forgot to charge it the night before.
I enjoyed getting to talk to most everyone a bit about some of their running experiences or plans for the upcoming year. I don't have any 100s planned yet but I would be up for trying one someday, probably after i have a couple more 50s under my belt.
I never really hit the wall either until i began my 33rd lap then decided i had enough. My 29th lap, i ended up standing around and talking to Lenny and Kelly for a few minutes not realizing that this was a timed event. I made up for it by running the 30th lap harder than the rest. 30 was my goal anyways, so i was glad to have fun that one the fastest. I slowed down for sure for a few near the end to more of a comfortable pace. My feet actually hurt a bit after 25 laps and i thought about switching shoes but then someone they felt better and i forgot about them.
In conclusion: I enjoyed this event much more than i thought i would. Going out and back 30 times up the toughest trails in mill creek wouldn't have sounded like much fun last year but to no surprise i just loved it! Thanks for letting me participate with you on such a unique and crazy event. I've learned quite a bit and know there's still much to learn,