Yesterday, I ran my 18th (whoa) half marathon: the Middlebury Maple Run in Vermont!
It’s totally insane to me that I’ve done so many half marathons – I still remember running 6 miles for the first time ever back in 2009 when I was training for my first Army Ten Miler. It’s amazing what your body (and mind) can get used to – and how much I’ve come to love the longer races. No matter how long the race, crossing that finish line always feels amazing, but I especially love the special form of endorphin wasted that the half marathon and above distances produce.
As you guys know, I was in Vermont for the race thanks to my friends at Cabot! I’ve been a member of their Cabot Fit Team twice before (both times for the Beach to Beacon 10k in Maine), so it was an honor to be part of the team again! Cabot is one of my favorite brands – not only do I love their cheese, but the passion their team (both the marketing staff and the farmers) shows for their work is really inspiring.
Joining me for this year’s adventure was (from left below):
- Jess of Dietitian Jess
- Katie of Healthy Seasonal Recipes
- Amanda of The Wholesome Dish
- Danielle of Food Confidence
- Roni of Green Lite Bites
Awesome group of fellow fit foodies! We had a great time together.