Went for an AWESOME run yesterday. My shin is still feeling good. YAY! I was only going to run 6 miles but once I got started I just wanted to keep running. I went a route I don't usually do, mostly because it seems like there are always cows in the way. Not today though! I started at my Grandma's house (she was watching the kids for me) and started the run with a half mile up hill pretty steep, but then it kind of levels off. I ended up running 8 miles. It was an out and back with 1139 ft of total ascent and 1184 of descent. No wonder I felt so pooped by 5 miles! I started at an elevation of 3738 and turned around at 4183 ft. The highest point in the county was about 3/4 of a mile away at just over 4200 feet. Real creative but we refer to it as High Point. You can see forever from there. I remember so many times growing up loving riding down off of high point when we were chasing cows.
It was pretty hot out and felt humid for awhile but then the wind came up and that seemed to help, as did the cloud cover. I was glad I had my Nuun and water with me but was wishing I would have brought something for energy, which would not have been as big of a deal had a stuck to my original plan!
This run was so good for the soul. Beautiful day, my favorite scenery, wide open spaces, and feeling great!
And the lucky winner of the Go Girl Sports Skirt is ...
Courtney! She blogs over at Third Times a Charm. If I don't hear from you in two weeks I will pick a new winner!
If you didn't win, you can still get 20% off your order! All you have to do is enter 20SHEGO when you check out!
And the Running Divas shirt that is too short for me is going to Britt the Chicago Runner Girl
Shoot me an email with your info and I will get that sent out to you! Britt is so fast and about to do the Chicago marathon. Check out her blog if you don't already follow!
Here it is the daily reminder to please vote for me on Team Refuel HERE Only ten days left of me begging for votes! You have no idea how happy that makes me ! though not as happy I will be if I win!
What is your favorite place to run?