I don't think there is any appropriate title for such a great day. And it's only 6:45 PM.
Woke up at 5 AM this morning in order to eat some breakfast before heading out the door to the valley at 6:15. Pre poured my gatorade into my fuel belt bottles last night so I was ready to hit the trails.
There was a big crowd out this morning to start at 7. Wonder how many the 8 o'clock group got... They go too fast and Wild Bill promised me and A 100 mile pace so that sounded more like our cup of tea, despite the early start.
Hopefully F will be able to get me the photo he took but this was the crowd minus A and I.
I had told A we were going to do 6-8 miles, maybe 10 if we felt good. Well 2 hours later we were just hitting the towpath and had another 7 or so miles back to the start. So 3 hours and ~18 miles later we finished. I hope she wasn't too peeved with me. F and R shared their fluids and some nutrition with her, but we were both pretty hungry afterwards. Had a great breakfast at Fishers after some good stretching and putting up our legs.
I felt absolutely great today. I think this may have been the best run I have ever had. The trails are so much more forgiving than the road. I don't even feel like I ran. It was absolutely gorgeous out and the company was great. I have been on a running high ever since.
Came home and David and I went out for burritos then I went and did the second half of Curly Su's Wildflower spin class to spin out any lactic acid. The legs still feel great (knock on wood) Had a very rewarding brownie sundae and a spinach pie. Looking forward to a few beers tonight!
Oh and as an added bonus they gave me the locker number 77 at the gym before the spin class today which is my lucky number. I think someone is smiling down on me today and it feels good.
ps. We saw a coyote wading in the river during our trail run. How cool is that?