For a couple of months now my brother has been trying to get me to run down in Salt Lake with him up Millcreek canyon. It has been such a busy summer that I couldn't do it until last weekend. And I'm so glad that I did. It was beautiful.
We saw 3 lakes while on our run. The weather was perfect, cool and sunny.
The autumn leaves are starting to come out and we had great views of them.
This was the wake up call that my body has not completely recovered from the 50K. My calves were tight the whole way up and my body just felt tired. I don't know what I was expecting. I plan on keeping my runs short until everything feels good again.
|My brother and me|
I was so excited that Heather got to join us for the run as well. It seems like it's been a while since we've run together and I've missed our time together!
Hollie, Fast Cory's sister also joined us for the run. She's training for her first marathon in a couple of weeks. You can tell she's Cory's sister by her great sense of humor. I enjoyed listening to her tales of pacing Cory during his 100 miler last year. I hope to get to run with her again soon and look forward to hearing all about her first marathon! There's nothing like your first!
We had run on some pretty technical stuff. Lots of rocks and roots. It felt like an obstacle course a lot of the time. But I was pretty proud of myself for not falling. I'm kind of infamous for tripping and catching myself several times during trail runs and even going down a few times. So after we got on the nice soft dirt covered in pine needles, I must have let down my guard a little. I tripped on a tree root and went down. In my mind it was really graceful. More like a somersault. But in reality, it probably looked like a face plant. I wiped myself off and went on our way.
About 5 minutes later Heather went down. And being the good friend I am I took her picture before helping her up. :)
It looked like an enchanted forest much of the time. It was really really beautiful. It was busy though. Especially towards the end. I am used to not seeing a single soul on the trails and we were passing people and their dogs the entire time. Crazy busy.
As we were on the way home, we stopped for some lunch and it was here that I realized that I still had quite a bit of dirt on my face. No wonder people were asking me if I had fallen. What a day...