Twenty months ago I was diagnosed with Lung Cancer stage 4, and last week I was proud of myself for participating in the fist half marathon trail run since my diagnosis. I am training for the 2015 Transrockies event and as part of my training I am participating in races that are getting longer and more challenging.
This race is a hardy test for trail runners of any level, The North Face Endurance Challenge New York winds along the western shores of the Hudson River and through the craggy foothills of the Catskill Mountains. There were plenty of rocks and challenging terrain along the course to keep me engaged. It was a lot of fun and I learned that I still have work to do on my strength and nutrition leading to my summer race of 56 miles over 3 days.