On August 23, 2014, I participated in the Virginia Reebok Spartan Super at Wintergreen Resort, my first major race ever. My goal was to just finish it, which I did in a little over 7.5 hours. I was determined to return the following year and do better. I spent the next 12 months training to the best of my ability solo and with friends. Unexpected life events got in my way at times, but I worked hard to stay on track with my goal. I am proud to share that I returned to Wintergreen and completed the race with a time of 04:28:15 (3 hours less than the previous year)!
I met some cool new people. One racer in particular, Desirée Rincón, inspired me to write about her for my freelance job for Last Word on Sports.