After the long work weekend and another big event yesterday, I took today off to recuperate. I had a few appointments in the morning and then hit the trail around 1 pm.
My body and mind were pretty exhausted (as pictured below) and I was hungry. Honestly, all I wanted to do was sleep. BUT, I love taking full advantage of days off and The Ridgeline Trail was on my to do list.
I'll rest someday...maybe.
I have about 8 weeks to get in trail running shape and the summer is already getting filled up, so I feel a bit of urgency to get on the trails for some longer distances. Ready or not.
I spy something...
Oh yes, I'm having fun (insert sarcasm)! My lactic acid filled legs from Sunday's race and Monday's bike commuting, weight lifting and run feel fabulous! Bah hahaha...
I was starting to think this trail running thing was a pretty bad idea about 15 minutes in because I just felt terrible.
Several times I almost turned around, but somehow I kept going. And then I miraculously hit 30 minutes and felt good. This conveniently coincided with the trail flattening out a bit. But it also felt like my legs had flushed out some of that junk so I kept going.
On the Ridgeline Trail, what goes DOWN, must come UP. Makes sense I guess as you're going up and over one peak and on to the next the entire time, hence "The Ridgeline Trail."
Luckily, the UP was made a bit easier with a Double Expresso Clif Shot - highly recommended!
I finished 10 miles and my energy levels went from "blah" to "yippee" just like that. Now I just have a cranky hip flexor to deal with and some homemade lasagna to eat.
Hope your Tuesday was stellar!