I had 2 running ventures this weekend to report. Let's start with my race today: The Sweetheart Run 10K. When I woke up this morning it was snowing. So, I was a bit worried that it might be a bit cold!
|Snow at the race site...|
|My foot in the snow and a glimpse of my new pants!|
|Does it look like I'm trying to get away? It's actually cause I'm stinky and I just met the guy!|
So, I saved the best for last...my relaxing run on Saturday! The GF dropped me off at the River Trail and I knew I had 2 hours until she came back to get me, so I wasn't quite sure what I was gonna do. Since the first mile to the actual trail is all downhill I, of course, ran that! After the first mile, I walked for half a mile, but it was so cold. I couldn't pick up the running because I had to pee so bad, so I found a nice nature spot and relieved myself. I walked for another half mile up to the trail that leads into the actual Bosque. When I say "river trail" I mean the paved path alongside the Bosque which is next to the river. I got a wild hair up my rear and decided to get onto the dirt trails right on the river's edge.
I walked for about a mile just looking at the scenery (and peeing again) and realized I'd gone a full 3 miles away from where I needed to be picked up in an hour. So, I decided to run the dirt trails. AND IT WAS AMAZING! I got a complete runners high while running. For two miles I just cruised along these trails, not worrying about my time, and weaving in and out of trees and branches and rocks and bushes. I'm already looking forward to running the trails again next weekend. I read other blogs about trail running and now I understand why they love it so much. I still would love to one day run with Fast Cory on his "backyard" trails, but that's another day!
I had a great weekend of running! Hope you had a good weekend too!