Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Proving Myself

I never really liked doing this. 
I either feel like I am boasting or I just avoid it all together and walk away.  Today I decided to try and join an AMC group hike to Mt Waumbek. It would cover a 4,000 footer and get me on a group hike. 
After inquiring about joining I received an email from the group leader. 
"Are you new to AMC? When will you be able to talk about your experience and health for this hike?"
I bristled a little and then I calmly responded. I had my sister proof read it so I didn't sound rude or condescending.
I ran through the hikes I have done since June that I think show I am ready. It is a 7.6 mile hike. I think I can handle that distance, am physically able and expressed that but the decision is up to the hike leader. They make are responsible for us and ensuring we make a safe trip.  
I recently read a newsletter that talked about a trip they took over the Summer that was a nightmare. A person had to quit a decent distance in and you can't hike out alone for safety reasons so another member had to hike out with them. Something else happened that made it just sound not fun. ( one of the reasons I hike alone a lot)
But I do understand why they ask. 
I guess the point of my post....
I didn't run. I explained my experience and hope I pass muster. If I don't than I can always tackle this mountain next year. 
Hear that? 
That's called growing. Pretty cool isn't? 

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Race Results

09/07/07 Main Street Mile 11:44
05/18/08 YPD 5k 52:57 17:05
06/14/08 Walpole Village 5K 35:27 11:26
06/21/08 Mashpee Fun Run 34:21 11:05
07/19/08 Mashpee Woodlands 36.49 11:52
08/10/08 Falmouth Road Race 1:29:31
08/25/08 Women Running Wild 35:40 11:30
10/25/08 Mashpee Firefighters 37:47 12:10
05/02/09 Cape Abilities 5K 34:59 11:17
05/17/09 YPD 5K 36:41 11:50
08/09/09 Falmouth Road Race 7mi 1:37
10/31/09 Mashpee Firefighters 5K 37:15 12:00
09/11/11 Main Street Mile 12:31
10/29/11 Screech to the Beach 5K 39.13 12:20
08/12/12 Falmouth Road Race 1:34:24 13:29
05/18/14 YPD 5k 44.25 14:17
06/1/14 June Jog 4mi 1:04 16:00
08/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:42:04 14:35
09/27/14 Girly Girl 5K 37:24 12:02
10/26/14 Pell Bridge Run 4mi 48:41 12:10
11/27/14 Turkey Trot in VA 5K 35:22 11:23
12/06/14 Jingle Jog 5K 34:42 11:11
03/29/15 Thomas Guinta Memorial 5K 34:14 11:03
04/19/15 St. Margaret's 5K 31:11 10:21
05/17/15 YPD Blues 5K 34:58 11:17
06/07/15 Newport 10 Miler 1:56:09 11:36
06/20/15 Mackenzie's 5K 33:55 10:54
08/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:33:51 13:24
10/31/15 Screech at the Beach 36:19 11:40