I am so excited to be registered for RUN LIKE THE WIND in June!!! I have not done a trail race in a very long time. Check out the link above for pictures of the views…I’m so excited for the views, I may just have to run with my phone for this one.
I’m excited to make a weekend out of this one and camp with the babe and baby! Plus we get tours of the wind facility, and I have heard it’s a pretty amazing (and kid friendly) place to visit. There’s only a little over 900 feet of elevation gain, but it’s at mile 3 and 5, so at the end of the race. My plan is to take it easy on this one and just enjoy the route and the views.
Now I need to solve one tiny problem…I don’t have trail shoes. It doesn’t look like a very technical route, so I may be ok with the “other” running shoes in my closet (I don’t really want to dirty up my Boost shoes!), but will have to do some blister prep if I do that. I’ll have to ponder that one.
I’m really looking forward to getting back to trail running. When I started a few years ago that’s almost all I did, but have gradually switched to predominately road running. It will be good to switch it up and sandwich a trail run in between several road races and PR attempts.
I find it a bit ironic that training starts this week and we have a cold front that’s moved in. Freezing, or below all week long. Tough training runs makes for awesome race days right!?
I totally took yesterday off from any kind of physical activity. Instead I opted for an extended play date at Elya’s, and took care of some paperwork before a board meeting last night. (IRB (Internal Review Board) at MultiCare Health System. We review and approv, or not, all the research studies they are involved in. Going into my third year and I still find it challenging, enlightening and completely rewarding)!