Monday, May 19, 2008

It's Gonna Hurt

I went running about 4 miles outside for the first time after a 2 month hiatus on Saturday night and had a moonlit, soul-finding run. I had to get back into my groove. Great run.
I went running this morning - 1 mile steep uphill. It hurt and I wanted to throw up. I only actually ran about a 1/4 of it and walked the rest. Because I have some drive to want to climb that mountain - not on all four, but actually upright, I am going back again tomorrow, and the next day, and the next. Yes, It's gonna hurt.
I am training for the Wasatch Back Relay race coming up in June - 2 days of team running from Logan to Park City. You don't sleep, run in the middle of the night, have crazy team names, decorate vans, and run up steep road and mountain passes that really should be left to people who know what they are doing. Yet, here I am and truth be told, I'm actually looking forward to the challenge. This race is different - it sounds so insane, but people that do it, KEEP going back year after year and when you talk to them about it they have this crazy, excited look in their eyes. I've got 3 different legs-one that is up Old Snowbasin Road 4 miles, another that is 6 miles - moderate, and the last leg is 7 miles downhill coming out at the top of Deer Valley. Good mix of a lot of stuff that will probably eat my lunch!! Can't wait!~

9 comments:

Candy said...

You ARE a nut, just as we suspected all these years. Know I really have heard that's a fun one for runners. Way to go...enjoy the scenery.

Tanya said...

I wish we could train together. I'm not sure which leg I have, but it'll probably be #2 or #5, so in the first car. I am so with you on every emotion you express about running. Especially a few posts back you wrote about it being a life-altering thing. So true! Good luck training. Next time you come to my blog, request to be added to the list bc I took it private and i don't have your email address.

Tanya said...

And wow, you got the snow basin climb. You must be strong! And then the steep descent. Get ready for some sore quads. You are going to rock!!

The Stones said...

Good Night, Makell, you're my hero!

Tansy said...

Good Luck with the race. You are amazing for wanting to do that. That is something that I can't even imagine myself doing.

THE BECKSTRAND FAMILY said...

I am so impressed, esp. after not running for a while. I wish I had that same desire, I could really use a push--isn't there anything that can motivate me???

Baker Family said...

Hi Makell!!!
It's Risa Terburg. I found you from Candy's blog. You are still the great energetic Makell I have always loved! Good luck with the race. My girlfriend was going to do it, but sprained her ankle. You will have to let me know how it is. You go girl!

Makell said...

ok -now I'm really scared because I am not trained for this. My shins hurt so bad this morning - I don't know if I have ever had my shin muscles sore before. But I really appreciate all of your support - I'm just going to play the idiot and keep believing you all!! Thanks for the encouragement!

Mimi said...

You runners amaze me! Good luck.