Monday, September 19, 2011

Trail Running

Some of you might wonder what 7 miles of rolling hills on a trail might look like...

Well, here is your answer...

Straight up DEATH. I submit that it is waaaay more mentally challenging than any marathon out there. 

If you don't have a Garmin, get one. It is the best running partner EVER. Except when you feel like you have been running miles and miles only to look down and see that you have only ran .5 miles. Then you might want to throw your stupid watch off a cliff. 

You better believe I drank all that chocolate milk. Whoever discovered chocolate milk was the best recovery drink should seriously win a prize. 

And to all of you that have asked me about running shoes in the past: minimalist running shoes are NOT meant for intense trail running. Apparently working on your barefoot running mechanics really is not applicable, especially when you can feel EVERY.SINGLE.ROCK along the trail. Ouch!

Sooooo this was a MUCH better alternative to reading and analyzing journal articles for my research methods class, but I think the better choice would have been a nap/sleezy daytime TV. 

I am calling out a B.S. to for telling me that it was only 75 degrees. I am pretty sure it was 175.

Also, I would like to thank Jordyn Sparks for singing "One step at a time" to me that last mile. Couldn't have done it without you girl!

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