Sunday, December 29, 2013

Week #2 Went Like This-

Miles Mon-Friday went like this - 9,6, rest day that was hiking down Steep Ravine, 13, 5.  There were a few tidbits on the end of some runs, so I ended the week with 34 miles.  I'll tell ya, that 13 was the pits. It was broken up into a 5, 3, and 5 using the car as an aid station.  The 5's were mostly on paved, and the 3 was in the hills.  Not loving the pavement, and I will do that differently this week. While my heart was not into the 5 miles the next day, my legs felt pretty darn good and I PR'd on every climb of that run. It was fun to have Brian along this week to experience how I have my training week set up.  Here's a few pictures from the week -
 Our horrible air quality has made for some beautiful sunsets.
 Saw these on my 3 hour run.

 When I was doing my 3 hours on Thursday, Brian was getting his long run done. He started at home, ran through the hills into town and the paved trail, then ran back home through the hills. I spotted him while I was also in the hills. Hard to see him, but he's down there!

 This is a hill I climbed during my 3 miles that was sandwiched between two 5's.
 And then I ran....
 And ran.....
 And then the next day, I got up and....ran.
 Super happy I'm about to have 2 days off in a row!!
 Myles and I hung out for a while at the park while the girls and Brian fished.

 That's the face of a kid who didn't catch any fish. Meanwhile, Myles was ready to sit for a bit and give it a try. This is after the girls had been fishing for over an hour. He sit's down, reels in Brian's line, and on the way in he hooks a big fish!!   Then he was done and back to playing, I think the whole thing took about a minute, and left the girls looking around like "what just happened??".
 Myles making a leaf pile.
 The girls and I have been working on this horrible puzzle that I swear all the pieces look the same.
 Tuesday's run is supposed to be flat/fast (relative here, fast for me is slow for most), so I chased my youngest two kids on bikes for 6 miles, while Brian did almost 8 chasing Emma.
Myles really did have fun, he just does not enjoy his bike seat. : )  I think I need to aim it down a bit.
Hope everyone had a great week and weekend and are ready to wake up fresh as daisies and start a new week tomorrow!


  1. Wow..some cool shots! I really like the cracked trail one (5th down)

    1. I was so excited that you commented...why comments make me so happy I do not know! The clear blue skies this winter have made for some beautiful pictures.
      Hope you guys are well!