So, what does a normal person do when a boyfriend comes over to visit after a month or so break? Well, it depends what is normal for you. I, of course, took Larry straight from the airport to the trails!!!
We so lucked out on the weather this weekend. Friday was a gorgeous sunny day, and we made a treck of 18 miles on Wildwood in Forest Park (and I had put another 6 in the morning with Gail). Saturday was a shorter daunt in Tryon park between arrangements for Stephen and his boxing tournament. Sunday was a perfect hit of the Gorge, and we got a window in the morning before the rain started - even if with winds, but much of the route was well covered from it by trees. It was absolutely awesome! I wish I knew how to make a slide-show, but I am computer-impared, so you are stuck with a bunch of pictures. Nor do I got time to write either, but I did end up the week with 78 miles, and slwoly but surely along with piling the "bulk" (or the "base"), my speed improves too, and my legs feel better with a load, and my body doesn't need recovery as it did just a month ago. So, training goes according to plan. Life goes on too, and the weekend was unbelievably sweet. Too bad it's over...and good thing I have "photographic memory" to remember!
It is a wonder all my training partners ask, how do I always stay like this...
on trails like that...
...when everybody else gets like that:)
Run in Tryon park on Saturday.
Wind on Columbia River with white cups. Gorge rave run on Sunday.
Don't we look cute?
Climbing to Devil's Rest, and onto the snow.
And you ever ask why I am in love...with the Gorge that is:)
Is it Winter Wonderland or what?
Larry loves snow! No wonder, not like you get to see it in Austin:)
My favorite part of the trail, on Foxglove, with moss all over the trees and the softest cushion on the pine needle-covered dirt single track!
Running downhill for miles at a time is fun!
Soaking feet and shoes in a creek.