Happy Monday! How was your weekend? Mine was faaaantastic! I got a lot done on the running and fun front…just the way I like it. I am trying to soak up every last bit of this weather that I can because it feels like the change from fall to winter is over night and I don’t want to wake up to a winter morning wishing I got in more outdoor time.
This post is probably going to end up a little picture heavy because I can’t pick my favorites…I’m tellin’ ya…it was a good weekend! But rewinding a little bit farther, I was really good about running and strength training the second half of last week. I trail ran when I could (to train on hillier terrain) and tried to a little bit of strength training and stretching every day when I found a little bit of spare time with nothing to do. I ended the week with 22 miles (including Saturday’s long run) which is one of the better weeks I’ve had in a while.
Saturday was long run day and once again I was up at 5:30am on a Saturday to get it done. I had a 10 mile run on the schedule and I had decided to make it a trail run. The morning was beautiful, perfect temp and perfect sunrise! 3 of the miles were road miles (to and from the trail) and the rest were on a trail loop with 900ft elevation gain. It was one of those runs where I was incredibly happy to be right where I was. I took a quick break at mile 5, which was at the top, to just sit and enjoy it for a couple of minutes. And to eat one of my favorite salted caramel gu’s I ended the run with a 9:52/avg pace and I was very happy with it! Now for a few pics from the morning…
That afternoon we went down to SLC to watch the Utes game at a bar. I haven’t had a cheap beer basically since I moved out here and this place had $3 tall boy Bud Lights….that is just unheard of in Utah! I will be back every weekend. And I didn’t even feel guilty for drinking beer all day because my run was so fantastic!
The rest of the weekend was filled with lots of football, both college and NFL. Yayyy. I did end up getting out on Sunday for another run. I had actually planned on it being a rest day because I figured I would be tired/sore from Saturday’s run but it felt like my legs were going to start cramping if I didn’t get out and move them. So, I went out for a 4.5 mile very, very slow run. I decided to take today as a rest day instead and the fact that it’s a rainy day and I got to sit inside in comfy clothes all evening was very worth it!
And now for the random photos
Some mid-week mountain biking