12 Months, 12 Trails, 3 Sole Sisters!!!!
This month was Michele's turn to pick and theme our trail run. She titled her theme.....
Heart and Sole
She made us this col magnet for our fridge and also gave us some Ghirardelli chocolates (Dark chocolate with sea salt and roasted almonds! YUM!)
Before we left her house we learned how to get swimsuit ready in 3 months from her husband. He warned us as we went out the door that sugar is more addictive than cocaine! As we drove we realized that today was the day that Robie was holding it's 10 minutes of registration. Both Kris and Michele talked about how their husbands were wondering why they weren't going to do it again. Are they daft? Why would we WANT to do it again?? Michele said she heard the theme was something like, "to Robie or not to Robie?"
"That's not even a question." I replied. "To NOT."
Michele's trail pick was for us to run Corrals out and back. We drove to the first trail head (the one NOT with the bathroom). Before we even got started Kris chugged an energy drink.....
This made here really wired before we hit the trail.
Oh boy...Heaven help us!
The run was great. A bit chilly but a beautiful morning. At about 2.5 miles though we hit ICE! Lots of Ice! This turned our run into a careful walk. The ice lasted quite a while too. Kris was getting a little bit annoyed at the ice. I felt sorry for the ice because you don't want to have Kris annoyed at you, EVER.
Finally the ice disappeared as we climbed out of the canyon. Here is where the "Shrine" is. I'm not sure what other runners call it, but we do have our own name for everything.
Here we each placed a stone and added to the shrine. It is our new tradition. Every time we trail run past it we will add a stone.
We enjoyed a glorious downhill from here. It felt so good to open it up an bit and really run! Especially after all of that icy walking!!
Eventually we did come to ice again. This was at mile 3.6. I stopped and called out, "This is it, time to turn around and head back!" I did not feel like walking on ice again for another half mile! So we "gathered our thoughts" got a drink, and turned back. This is when I decided to do something really stupid. I told Michele and Kris to run ahead so I could get some pics.
The reason this was a stupid idea was that I then had to really run hard and fast to catch up to them. AND it was ALL UPHILL! DO you think either of them waited for me to catch up? If you thought they did then you haven't been reading this blog.
We enjoyed a laugh as we counted how many times Kris has fallen while running. I think we came up with FIVE or SIX! I started bragging about how I had NEVER fallen. Then we hit the ice again. Our confidence was higher and we kept running and didn't walk. That's when my feet when one way, my body another, my arms did a few windmills and.......
I DID NOT FALL!! Just call me Mrs. Balance! Still no falls for me!
It was a great day and a great run! 7.3 miles. Afterwards Michele had treats for us!
A baby sprite and white chocolate stuffed raspberries!