This past weekend I did back to back runs on the trails.
Saturday I ran 7 miles and Sunday I ran 8.
|Wore Blue to the hills|
My paces were slow and I walked a lot of the uphills.
Especially on Sunday because my legs were sore from the previous day. But I loved being out there.
There is just something different about being out on the trail, overlooking Boise.
There was a section of the trail where I was all alone for a little while.
It was also fun to get to break in my new trail shoes and get them dirty!
|Pretty clean shoes, dirty fun shoes!|
After Saturday's trail run we all had some lunch then walked over to Camel's Back park and tried running up the big hill.
|Hill repeats anyone?|
Yea we couldn't run up it but it we did make it to the top and had some fun before heading back down.
|Climed to the top with my son (in purple) and my nephew. You can see Dash chasing them up the hill|
Midway down Dash decided he was done and laid down in the shade and wouldn't move.
|Dash resting in the shade refusing to go back down.|
|This is his happy face|
After Sunday's run all I was focusing on was some one on one time with the Tiger Tail. (It is similar to The Stick). After trying it out at the Seattle Rock n Roll expo I knew I wanted one. I ordered one and it finally came in last week and I have been loving it!
|I Heart Happy Muscles|
I used it to work out some knots in my left calf that I didn't even really feel before until I was rolling over it with the Tiger Tail. The next day I had some major soreness but now my calf feels great! The past few months I have had some posterior shin splints in my left leg and my last few runs I haven't felt the shin splints at all! I have been so thankful for my pain free runs and it couldn't come as a better time as I am ready to start increasing my weekly mileage in preparation for my next big race. But more on that soon :)
Can't wait to get out to the trails this weekend and enjoy some of natures beauty.