Monday, July 8, 2013
The Most Scenic Week Of Running
Here are some of the highlights. On Tuesday I did a 5 miler around the Jem Trail at sunrise.
The sunrise was so beautiful that it gave me goosebumps (despite the fact that it was already around 90 degrees).
I got a new camera the day before so I took it on the run with me and tried a few jumping pictures. It worked like a charm.
I was given a sneak preview of what heaven looks like. (Proof that you can run in heaven despite it being hot as hell.)
On Wednesday we were in Salt Lake for a family vacation. Before the family woke up I went for a five mile jaunt around Corner Canyon. The high amount of cookies and Diet Dr. Pepper on the drive to Salt Lake the day before made me run like a slug on Benadryl.
Thursday me and the fam went on a hike in the Wasatch Mountains to a place called Cecret Lake (not a typo).
Friday we took the kids to Timpanogos Cave which includes a serious hour long death march up the mountain. The kids less than loved the 1,000 foot climb in 1.5 miles. The awesome cave made them forget how miserable the hike was.
After we got home Saturday night I headed out on a night run to Molly's Nipple. The experience of this 10 miler deserves its own post. The sunset was one of the best I've seen in a long time. Here is a sneak preview:
I feel so blessed. Running has been giving me so much lately. This was the most scenic week of running I've had in a long time.
"Far away, there in the sunshine, are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they may lead." ~ Louisa May Alcott