Just a few pics I took with my phone while running with my sister:
The one thing I was the most excited about on this trip was the stop in Walnut Creek to see my sister and her family! It has been 4 1/2 or 5 years since we saw each other last, so there was a lot to catch up on…like her meeting my 2 year old daughter for the first time!
Oh, and running with her for the first time ever!!! It’s safe to say that if my sister hadn’t started running there is no way I would have ever considered lacing up a pair of running shoes 3’ish years ago. And, I would not be one 1/2 marathon away from my Half Fanatic goal this year.
For all the advice and inspiration she has provided the one thing we have never been able to do was run together.
She started out mostly a road runner, but over time has now become an Ultra Trail Runner who spends a ton of time running on and around Mt. Diablo. She mapped out an awesome route for us that would show me all her favorite spots and give her a chance to check out a new trail as well. I knew I was probably in over my head…being a road runner does not a trail runner make!!! Plus, it was really, really hot and oh there was only 4,300 feet of elevation to run down. But, even though I was a little concerned I was not about to miss this opportunity to spend time with my sister on her favorite trails!
To say I ran with her is not exactly accurate. I would estimate that out of the 7 miles we covered on the mountain I only ran maybe a total of 2 of them. After the first few miles of downhill my legs were already shot and they were shaking so bad I could hardly walk let alone run.
Sorry for the low image quality. These are all my sisters pics and for some reason transferring from her google+ to mine is not working well.