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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 sprinkles...YUMMY....so 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)....so 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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  • no profile photo CD9477195
    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.
    3534 days ago
  • THEHONESTME
    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!
    3535 days ago
  • JICASMOM
    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
    3535 days ago
  • PINKBEANBOO
    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.
    3535 days ago
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