16 hours ago
"...In the end, people either have excuses or experiences; reasons or results; buts or
brilliance. They either have what they wanted or they have a detailed list of all the rational reasons why not."
~ Anonymous (taken from Matt Erbele's, It Takes Time to Get Good)
Friday, June 20, 2008
The trail to Hell
Why I chose the only day this week with a high heat advisory to run a trail run is beyond me, but that is what I did today.
The Dastardly Duo (that is what I am calling my hideously ugly trail shoes) and I hit the trail in a new open space preserve (Fremont Older) that I have been wanting to check out.
Here is a quick run down:
1. I lost a water bottle somewhere early on and didn't realize it until mile 1. This means I only had 8 oz. of water on me. I decided to cut the run to 5 miles. Picture: My lost water bottle that had been run over by a car. I apparently lost it right after the port-a-potty top. Slick!
2. There was almost no shade cover until mile 2.5, which was my turn around point (remember, I have to do out and back with no turns or I get lost. It was soooo hard to leave that shade and head back to the full sun) Picture: No shortage of pretty views.
3. The run was a total of 5 miles, but I probably only ran 4 miles of it. Picture: Elevation chart for run.
4. The only real shade was in the first 1/4 mile. Picture: Aww, beautiful, sweet shade! Almost
back to my car.
Picture: Post run! Icing my knees in the back of my car.