Cola and I went for a run Monday and I think I would have enjoyed it a little more had my quads not been so sore from running 9.3 miles in Peaks to Prairie the day before in 1:05:14. There was about 900 feet of elevation drop from the start to the finish although with all the hills mixed in it didn't seem like so much of a drop.
My quads are still arguing with me about the today. Walking down stairs is painful! Thankfully today is a rest day!
Cola and I saw a lot of wildlife on our run Monday including rabbits, quail or some type of bird that flew up and scared the crap out of me), antelope and this deer that was nice enough to pose for this picture before bounding off.
I think this watering stop was Cola's favorite place. It was starting to get pretty warm out and I bet the cool water and mud felt good on his paws. I was thinking it would feel pretty good to wade in myself but I didn't want to run four more miles back with squishing going on in my shoes.
My Peaks to Prairie team ended up 3rd in the coed triathlon racing division...out of four teams. I didn't really cared where we placed though I was just thrilled to have a team and get to run it finally. Hopefully, I can convince them to do it with me again next year.
Pictures won't be posted on the site until next Monday, boo. I want to see them NOW!
74 days until my first marathon and YES I am excited!
Tell me this doesn't make you want to come and run with Cola and I.
That is beautiful, it reminds me so much of running at home on the farm! Congratulations on taking 3rd!ReplyDelete
Where you run is so pretty! Also, Cola is such a smart dog. I have to squirt water down Peanut's throat to get her to drink. :)ReplyDelete
Cola is pretty smart, but I do still have to stop and make him drink sometimes, he is always so sure I am going to leave him.Delete
If I could get there, I'd definitely run with or without you. That is beautiful!ReplyDelete
That is amazingly beautiful!! I am so jealous of the weather out west right now. PA is 30s and rain for 4 days now after we had 2 weeks in the 80s! I would def come run with you anytime!ReplyDelete
We had two days in the 80s and I was over that! I want lots of nice mild days before summer comes!Delete
Yes, yes it does!ReplyDelete
I love where you run! Are there trails or do you just take off and head wherever?ReplyDelete
There are lots of cow trails and small two track dirt roads that pass between the fields and pastures. I try to do my easy runs on the trails and run different routes. Keeps it interesting.Delete
Definitely want to run there with you. So beautiful. Way to go on your mileage. I hope your quads feel better soon:)ReplyDelete
Seriously looks like an awesome place to run in.ReplyDelete
Love to run with you and Cola but not necessarily because of the scenary....it looks alot like the beautiful Sandhills I run in...with a few more trees!ReplyDelete
I would run with you and Cola in a second. It looks like my kind of place :) Love the deerReplyDelete
You and Cola run way too fast for me, but I do love running in the prairies. Makes you feel like you can take huge deep breaths and see forever. Love these pictures and I hope your legs feel better tomorrow! Speedy Girl.ReplyDelete
Would love to run with you, my dog's had 2 knee surgeries so he can't run with me, I can only take him for about 1 mile walks. Jealous that you can share your runs together.ReplyDelete
I would run there with you in a heartbeat. Beautiful place to run and quiet. I think I would never leave.ReplyDelete
Congrats on the 3rd place!
You are a rock star!!!!! I am in awe of the weather changes that you go thru! It seems like one day you are posting about sunny days and warm temps and the next day you have snow!! Makes you one tough runner!ReplyDelete
You always have the best running photos- so peaceful looking. 74 days will go by so fast. I am so excited for you!ReplyDelete
I would love to come run with you in those beautiful spots someday! It would have to be slow one for you and a fast one for me. :^)ReplyDelete
I wish it was as pretty here as it is where you run! I wish Bungee could come along for my long runs too. She's definitely getting better, though. Yesterday we did three miles and she was trucking along!ReplyDelete
It's so beautiful! I would love to take in different scenery...we could swap scenery if you want!!ReplyDelete
um, YES I would love to run there! I'd bring my dog Frank for a playdate : )ReplyDelete
YES! DEFINITELY makes me want to come run with you all :) or just lay in that field in the sunshine :)ReplyDelete
a run the day after a race, a girl after my own heart. i totally need to come run with you it is so gorgeous!ReplyDelete
I can't tell you that because it DOES make me want to come and run with ya'll! Even though you would have to finish, cook lunch, do some laundry, and read a book, before I could join you. :)ReplyDelete
Cb and I definitely want to go run with you and Cola dog! You are so lucky to live in such a beautiful place! :)ReplyDelete