Recovery from Charlotte was much quicker than I anticipated. I was eager to have a purpose again and half way through the three week break before the NJ Beast I was planning to hike the course. I had been doing consistent work, put in a few runs, and was following my nutrition plan. I felt strong, determined and ready to take on the challenge. Yet I could not shake lingering doubt and worry. I was frustrated, stressed out, and not sure of my decision. I have raced plenty of times without being 100% but thoughts danced in and out of my head constantly about this race.
Emilie Jones is an OCR athlete on a mission to become an Elite racer. Follow her journey through this blog and on social media.