Wednesday, May 23, 2012

While The Kids Are At School...Mums Play ;-D

After a 'gross' & exhausting stretch of nightshifts at work, I was finally back on the trail today with my trail buddy. We had a goal of making it over the 15 mile mark, which we've struggled getting past because we either don't have enough time or end up getting horribly off track and end up having to pull out the iPhone compass and delve into the world of orienteering to get back on track. We were trying for 20 but got a late start due to me not getting my butt out of bed early enough to be ready when trail buddy's kids got on the bus. I felt bad until I got to trail buddy's house and she wasn't ready either. We are a match made in heaven ;). She finally got her Sherpa pack so between the 2 of us we were ready for the apocalypse!!! On with the packs and we were on our way.

trail addition by the mountain bikers!
We had a great run! Managed to find a couple new trails & when we turned wrong we just ended up doing another loop of a section we love anyway. Stopped for lunch at 'our pond'. About a 20 minute break for sandwiches and we were back at it. Found a new section that ran by 2 other ponds. They were marked and groomed by our favourite mountain biking club. This was a great addition to our route as it helped minimize the time we had to spend out on the gravel road that runs through this greenspace. We hate that road. It is rocky, hot in the open sun & boring, boring, boring. We were happy to be able to spend only the most minimal time on it.

WooHoo!!!!We made it past 15 miles!!!
When we passed the 15 mile mark we took this cheesy picture ;-D

We didn't quite make our 20 mile goal, but at 18 miles in a little over 5 hours we are doing better with the time we have available to train.

38 days to Finger Lakes Fifties!!!!!!

Not a bad way to spend the kids' schoolday!


Kate Geisen said...

What fun! What a great place to run. Nice job!

Frickin' Fabulous at 40 said...

So are you doing 50k or 50 miles? Either way it's INSANE! Good job! (Is that a salamander?)

TriMOEngr said...

Awesome! Going to miss the kids being in school myself.

Jamie said...

Fun!! You are doing great with your trail running! You should do the Sehgahunda marathon sometime :)

Ransick said...

Looks like a great time! Congrats on making it more than 15 miles and really cool your running partner is on the same schedule as you :-).

Coy Martinez said...

Not a bad way to spend the school days at all!! :) You guys look like you're having a blast. You're so spoiled on trails now! You're not gonna wanna hit the pavement anymore.