About a month ago we signed up to do a 10K here in Boise with Stacey and Darlene. When we signed up all it told us was that it was a trail run and that it was an out and back meaning that you ran out - turned around - and then ran back on the same trail. We really didn't know what we were getting ourselves into. None of us had ever done a 10K before.
The night before the race we drove up to the course to see what we were facing in the morning. It was all uphill and in some spots it was pretty dang steep. After seeing that we were all pretty nervous!
Here is an elevation chart of the race just to prove how hard it was :)
Well we survived! The first half was a little rough in spots (well in a lot of spots), but the coming down was a lot of fun. Of all of the runs that I have done - this was by far my favorite. We are all going to do it again next year, and see if we can better our times! Plus we all got 2 shirts out of the deal as well, can't complain about that! This was only the second time that Darlene and Stacey had run all year...pretty impressive. We all thought it would take us about an hour and a half (except for Andy of course). So we were pretty happy with our times!
Andy - 50:20
Ashlee - 1:05:32
Darlene - 1:07:24
Stacey - 1:07:14
The after race group photo :)
There were about 160 racers and the mother of the man who ran it baked muffins for all of us after the race. They were delicious! And good for you at the same time - so we thought we'd share...
Les Bois Muffins:
2 C. chopped apples or applesauce
1 1/3 C. sugar
1 C. raisins or dried cranberries
1 C. shredded carrots
1 C. chopped nuts
1/2 C. oil
2 1/2 C. flour
1 Tbsp. baking powder
2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. cinnamon
Combine apples, sugar, eggs and oil. Stir in carrots, nuts, raisins. Add dry ingredients and stir until just moistened. Fill paper lined muffin cups 2/3 full. Bake 375 degrees for 18 to 20 minutes until muffins test done with toothpick. Cool and serve to hungry runners. Makes 28 to 30 muffins.