But as the run progressed, I couldn't help but be in a good mood. The sun was out, it was the perfect temperature, the wind was just a slight breeze that kept me cool, and there were baby animals all around. I even saw a goat in the middle of the road. O.k., it's a dirt road, but still! Everything is so green from all the rain we just got and the mountains looked so purple against the sky. I really wished I had my camera with me because there was this pool of water in a field that was reflecting the mountains in it. It was gorgeous! I got to pass by those sweet smelling blossoms again. I'll never be sick of those! It was a 10 mile run and I felt great!
When I got home the kids told me Jodi had called. I called her and she was getting ready to go on a run! She was feeling good and I was so glad! I couldn't pass it up and went 5 miles with her. I had drank 16 oz. right before she came so I started out kind of sluggish and we slowed the pace for me. We ran by the same farm and saw the same goat and some cute puppies and a swan and her babies. (Too lazy to look up what baby swans are called!) I was relieved she was doing good. I hope we didn't overdo it and that she'll still feel good tomorrow! I'm getting really excited for next Saturday! Oh and I wore the peach shirt today and I can tell it's going to be my new favorite shirt!
One other bummer...I didn't get into the St. George Marathon. So now I need to decide what I'm going to do. I will probably do the Top of Utah one in Logan, but I'm considering doing Park City which is one month before Top of Utah. Park City would be a hard one because of the altitude difference, part of it is on trails, and the fact that the first 16 miles are all uphill. But the plus side would be that the last 8 are downhill and by the time I'm done training for that one I'd be much stronger than I am now. And if I do those two more, I might as well do the Grand Slam which includes those 3 marathons plus it includes automatic entry into St. George. I think what I will do is wait until after Ogden is over with and see how I feel. I can still sign up until the end of May, so I think that is the plan. Then when St. George is over with I can rest! It sounds crazy, but I like the challenge and the learning that's involved!