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!~