Trail runs...

Friday, July 01, 2011

Last Summer, my two boys and I headed out to a technical mountain biking trail for them to ride on. I knew I wasn't comfortable letting them go on their own, and I also knew that I am not capable of riding with them, so I decided to run with them....I was very nervous, with the rocky uneven terrain and all of the hills. What I didn't expect was how much I would love it.

Depending on the path they choose, runs go from 3 miles to 6...typically about 4.6.....

Yesterday we ventured out for the first time this Summer, and I immediately remembered how much I enjoyed these trips. We start the event with a stop at Dunkin Donuts for them....I usually have already eaten breakfast, but not yesterday - and I caved when I saw the new Captain America Donut....jelly filled, with white frosting and I knew I was going to have to work hard because of that.

We arrived, and off we went - the boys chose the longer of the two rides they do, and it was great. Sometimes the run feels a little disjointed due to starting and stopping (there are some trick areas that they like to spend time at) I get a cool down a little - but we are together and having fun - and that is more imporant...

After the trail ride, it is about a mile to the quarry they jump at - where I get another cool down, before running .75 back to the car.

All in all it was a 4.6 mile ride yesterday that burnt over 500 calories....YIPEE.

My hamstrings are tight today and I can feel some water retention from tired muscles, but I feel great.

I have a 10K on Monday so I had planned on running today and taking Sat/Sun off to rest up - but I think I might switch Sat and today - so that I don't pull anything.

Happy 4th of July everyone!!!!
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    Sounds like a great day! It is nice that you have found something you can do with your boys - what great memories you are making for them.
    3580 days ago
    Oh what fun!! So cool that you can do that with the boys! Good luck with your run on Monday and loooovvee the background!
    Happy 4th!
    3580 days ago
    This sounds wayyyy fun!!! :)
    I hope you get a nice rest, make sure you roll and have fun on the 10k!! Can't wait to hear about it!!! Happy 4th!!! Smiles~J
    3580 days ago
    Happy 4th of July!!
    I love your fireworks!
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    I'm not so sure I'll get to run with you on Monday. The soreness in my ankle is only slightly better. If a miracle happens & I'm better by then I'll let you know.
    Shoooooot this not running business stinks.
    3580 days ago
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