Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Fall Trail Running with my Peeps!
Coming off my stupid injury, and also not doing much of anything active for the past 8 weeks or so, my running/tri group has saved my butt! Meaning, they have given me a reason to get off of it! This past Saturday was no exception as they posted about going to do a training run up on the Bonneville Shoreline trail, and then possibly up to Adam's Canyon Waterfall. I was so glad that I joined them, even if it was a tough run! I had no idea how steep it was, but with these folks, I was laughing the whole way. Just look at us, wouldn't you be laughing too?
We got off track a few times and had to try to figure out where exactly the trail was. This lead to us sometimes taking a much more difficult route than was necessary. We joked about cold (read FROZEN) Clif shots, and where to keep them to avoid the frozen predicament. After the stressful week I had, this was just what the doctor ordered! It was so worth getting to the top and seeing the waterfall, even if it was much longer than I thought. It was gorgeous getting up there, and I so wish I lived a little closer to these trails to enjoy them more. Yeah for fall running!
We then went out to breakfast and discussed next season's racing plans, and I think that I now have a pretty good idea of what next season looks like for me. It will really depend on a few lotteries for some of the events that I want to do. Really, beyond St. George 70.3, I don't know what the season will hold till I see about a few lotteries, as mentioned before.
These guys are great! They are so much fun and when I think of my beginning days of running when I always trained and raced by myself, I don't see how I ever did it! It is so much more fun, easier to stay motivated, and keep going when you have company a long the way. Thanks again peeps!