I have so much to tell you! I don’t have any time! AHH! My run today was GREAT! The 10K only registered as 5.7 miles on my Garmin (more other Garmin information tomorrow). I am so excited about two parts of this race and I can’t wait to share it with you! Here I am finishing strong…
After the run we waited for a bit and dropped off a friend to the dome. Of course Renee and I had to take our picture with Louie the Lumberjack!
After we got home I showered and we drove to Sedona for a hike (Glenn and the boys came, too). More specific information about our hike tomorrow (or Monday! sheesh! so much to share, so little time! Maybe I’ll have to post twice tomorrow!)
Here are Renee and I at the beginning of the hike (I tie-dyed that shirt Renee’s wearing! She wore it just for me)…
The boys were smiling (and only complaining a little) throughout the hike. By the end they decided that they had a really good time. Gabe doesn’t want me to call it a “hike” anymore. “Hike” sounds terrible, as far as he’s concerned. “Adventure” is more appropriate. What a day! Needless to say… I’m pooped!
What fun things did you do today?
Do you like to go on hikes?
I’m so excited to share about the race with you and the hike! Do you have any exciting news to share with me?
I didn’t enjoy unloading all of this into the house by myself… no helpers today!
Renee is here! I picked her up from the airport this afternoon…
On our drive back “up the hill” we saw one of the cell phone towers disguised as a palm tree. They also have towers disguised as pine trees up here where the vegetation is different…
Shortly after we got home I went to pick up my race packet. Glenn offered to model my race shirt. Who ‘okay-ed’ this? Who/what group of people said, “Yes, this is the shirt we want in the colors we want! Perfect!”??
My pre-race meal…
I don’t know why… but I’m nervous about the race tomorrow. Good grief! It cracks me up when I feel about running the way I used to feel before a basketball game or a track meet (high jumping). It’s nice to have that excitement and anticipation in my life again! Thanks to all of you that sent me great tips for running on the trails. I’ll certainly be filling all of you in tomorrow about how the race goes!
Have you ever seen one of those cell towers in disguise?
Do you get nervous before a race or a tough workout?
Tell me something random from your day!
This is going to be a special trail entrance for me. I promise to tell you why very soon!
Not today… but soon!
This is a Cliff Bar I didn’t know I loved. Thank you, Ellie, for this little birthday goodie!
Glenn makes a mean turkey burger. He adds special things to make them extra tasty…
I pick up my friend Renee from the airport tomorrow!! She’s coming to visit for a few days and I’m thrilled. She and I were best friends in high school and she was the maid of honor in my wedding…
This weekend I have a 10K (my third to date) on the same rocky, hilly, tricky trail I ran in during the Color Vibe. Last year I ran the race in 1:06:40. I’m not sure if I want to think about beating that time or not on Saturday. It’s probably unavoidable that I’ll think about it. I’m so excited to have my Garmin for this year’s race so I can see what the elevation changes on the trail look like.
Trail Runners ~ questions for you:
What advice do you have for running on technical trails?
How do you handle your ascent and descent?
Non-Runners (or non-trail runners) ~ questions for you:
If you’re married… do you still keep in touch with the members of your wedding party?
How do you “do” turkey burgers?