Tuesday, March 30, 2010

TRAILS!

During my 10 days off with respiratory crud, the trails dried out enough to make them runnable, just in time for my Spring Break. Over the weekend we did some hiking in the Rattlesnake and some shopping at REI. Buddy and I then spent the next two days enjoying warm temps and sunshine on TRAILS!!! This is all it took to get me out of the "road running" mindset. Instead of thinking about a marathon, I've been thinking about Elkhorn and getting even with what I call the nauseous miles 5-15.



To my surprise, this is what we woke up to this morning...

Oh well, we went with it and hiked for an hour in the snow. Buddy loved it after being so hot the last few days. He's still got his winter coat that is gradually adhering itself to everything in our house. We've got some longer runs planned for this week to try out some new stuff.

9 comments:

Danni said...

Yay!!!!

Anne said...

Glad you're feeling better...gorgeous pics! You are sure making me curious about trying to run on a trail.

Dr. Larry Deutsch said...
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Stephanie Gehrsitz said...

Looks beautiful where you live. Running trails vs road? So much more for the soul - good choice!!!

Sherri said...

I absolutely love your pictures! I just found your blog and I am super excited to follow you!

Christina said...

Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I don't know what I would do if a mountain lion jumped in front of my path. Scream as loud as I could would be my first instinct.

T.C. said...

What lovely scenery! I wish I had trails like that to run on!

Bill Wood said...

Iris

this half looks interesting the end of June in the Swan.

http://www.swanecosystemcenter.org/celebratetheswanrace.html

glad you are feeling well again.

Bill

Iris said...

Anne and T.C. - you MUST find some trails to run! So peaceful.

Stephanie - I don't know what got into me with the road running idea. You are so right, trails are better!

Thanks for stopping by Sherri and Christina.

Bill, I'll check out the link. Are you planning to run it? I'm doing Lewis and Clark the first week in June, but can always do another. :)
We have to schedule a trail run sometime soon.

Danni, when do you want to meet to run the Rattlesnake?