Day 258-260 - 30.1 Miles = Tired Feet
Wow... what a great few days off of work. What a grand adventure (two actually) out on the Bonneville Shoreline Trail... and how about those achy feet of mine!
So the new running grounds I tried out over the weekend were a success. I had Justin drop Jax and I off at City Creek and ran through crazy stormy weather 10.5 miles. (Yes, I clocked it again... I had to know since it was all unfamiliar to me). It was a beautiful, hailing, soggy, water logged run through the switchbacks and shoreline trails... and I loved (most) every minute of it. I wanted to try out my new hydration pack since I loath to carry water bottles for longer runs, so this was a great place to test it out. Jax loved the new smells, puddles and wide fields of flowers that he romped around in getting as muddy as possible.
Funny enough, I loved the new trail(s) so much, I went the reverse way and extended it, heading the other way on the shoreline trial and switchbacks and clocked 15.5 miles the next day :) This time it was much drier, but the Red Butte switchback area I took led deep into the canyon and some mighty tough hills that kicked my butt early on. Afterwards, tired and sore, I felt like a warrior. Worth every new pain and achy feet.
So, adding in this mornings short run.... I clocked 30.1 miles in only a couple days.
I still cannot post photos. I have many to add. I will try adding them tomorrow.
Until then... ice bath time.
(Updated April 30th Photos working now - these are from day 1 on the Bonneville Shoreline and switchbacks)
|Climbing up from City Creek Canyon|
|Rain, rain, rain....|
|Fog starting to roll by|
|quickly, the fog cloud enveloped the trail for several minutes, at one point I could only see about 10-15ft ahead|
|so green, though.... the hillsides will be the classic brown color of summer|
|it's hard to tell, but it was actually raining hail pellets in this photo|
|some of the trail was very slippery|
|far away view of downtown Salt Lake|
|on a mostly brown dirt or rock trail, small areas of bright beautiful red appear in various areas|
|Spring wildflowers were beautiful and the smells equally so.|