For the PACE training run today, we headed to Glenmore Highlands. This is where it all began for me... where I first ventured into the wonderful sport of trail running. At the time, Trent and I were only dating and I recalled many a 'date nights'... spending our Fridays doing a long run, then going for Vietnamese food and beer. It was a very pivotal point in my life, really. I found distance running and road riding as I was going through a major change in my life and discovering myself, you could say. I also found a husband and best friend :)
Anyhow, I am grateful for my journey and I guess trail running really was more significant to me than I even realized back then, as discovering this sport really did change me. Since then, I have invested the most significant amount of fitness time to trail running, among all the other activities I enjoy and building a dream career where I get to do what I love and help others.
So it felt good to be back in my ol' stompin' grounds with Trent and my friends. We had a near epic day too. It was really good! I forgot just how great the trails are out towards McKinley and Clifton. Sarah and Trent turned back to complete a 3hr training session and I stayed out with Hjalmar, Andrew and Roberta and Jennifer. Roberta and Jenn are training for their first 50k and it was a privilege to be out there for 4.5hrs and witness them make their way through it. There was mist, rain, sun and socializing in the air! It was a really nice run today.
Wednesday was Paul's Torture Tomb Climbs. I managed 5 repeats again and put 1000m in the bank and approx. 2hrs on my feet. Thursday I only had time for yoga and I really wanted to just sneak in 1hr on Friday and get that '4th day' of running in... but it didn't happen. Carter wanted a play date and with that I had some Monopoly to play!! (we LOVE Monopoly in our house) My Mom and I did go out for a walk last night and all 'n' all, spending time with family made me forget that I even planned on running. Life is good!