I ran the Nike Cross Northwest today. I was the only IF girl to come (4th year in a row). It was cold 35 degrees but not too bad. I warmed up with dad then got in my chute with a couple other girls who were without teams. This was a faster race than last year. My first miles was a 6:43 and I felt good but when I started to go up the hill my stomach started to hurt really bad. I slowed up a little and kept trying to push but then my shins started to ache. On the second time up the hill I tripped on the timing mat at the top, so did many others. I tried to run as fast as I could the last mile but I was really hurting. I still finished faster than at Bob Firman so at least I got a course PR, but not the sub 22 or PR that I was hoping. I enjoyed coming and feel good about my season. I got to see Erik win the community race in an amazing 15:31 and see a former teacher who moved to Boise. I had fun staying with our friend Deborah and playing with her dogs.