Dates: 8/1/22 – 8/7/22
Miles: 13.5

Commentary: I guess you could say I attempted to start training for my 50-miler since I got in a 9.5 mile run in on Friday. I feel like two runs in one week hardly constitutes training though. I’ve got plenty of time. It’s only 50 miles…

Gorgeous sunrise on the way to my run. Ignore my dirty windshield and the fact that I was taking pictures while driving.

On Friday I got up early and drove to the trailhead. I chose this particular multiuse rail trail because it had a very gradual incline I could run. The river flowing below was also nice to look at. When I arrived at the trailhead, it was raining. Scattered showers were predicted for most of the day. I leaned my seat back and closed my eyes with the intention of getting my butt moving as soon as the rain stopped.

An hour later I woke up, unsure of when the rain had stopped. In my head, the temperature would be perfect for running, so I didn’t bring any sort of outer layer with me. I was a wee chilled starting out, but the slight uphill soon warmed me up. On the way back some scattered showers were blowing in, and the temperature dropped. Why didn’t I bring a jacket?! The last couple of miles were downright cold between the wind and mild precipitation.

On Sunday, my husband and I went fishing with a couple he had met at the indoor golf place. We’d been trying to get together to take out the couple’s drift boat, but our schedules just hadn’t lined up. The weather was absolutely perfect. Just warm enough to be in shorts and a tank top, but not so warm that we were sitting in a puddle of sweat.

Fall Creek Falls.

I spent most of the float down the river talking to the wife, Brenda. She told me about her naturopathic doctor and how much Dr. Karie has helped her. I made a note in my phone to check this doctor out. We stopped at Fall Creek Falls for lunch and enjoyed the waterfalls and beautiful day. The fishing wasn’t great, but any day on the river is a great day.

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Christina View All →

Endlessly seeking adventure.

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